Slow and regular speed recordings

Hey Duolingo,

whenever I do a 'type what you hear' exercise and I click the 'slowmotion-turtle' button, it plays the sentence in exactly the same pace as the regular recording. This started happening to me since I started the Numbers class in Spanish.

Thanks in advance for the help!


December 28, 2017


This is a recent bug; you are not alone.

December 28, 2017

Not so recent :/

December 29, 2017

Having the same problem in French and German over the last couple of weeks. Haven't encountered it in Norwegian yet, but give it time... Extremely annoying, especially when the TTS voice effectively mispronounces some words.

December 30, 2017

This is a bug, I don't know what you can do other than filing a bug report and hoping that they fix it. Filing bug reports may still be important...the other day Luis von Ahn, the DuoLingo CEO, was on reddit and stated that he thought this bug had been fixed, when obviously it hasn't been.

January 1, 2018
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