Is it just me or are a lot of words beginning with a 't' pronounced like they begin with a 'd'?
These words all sound like they begin with 'd' when pronounced by the native speakers on Duo and other rival websites.
Yes, it is sometimes difficult to hear the difference between t and d in the lessons. I was marked wrong several times, because I understood for example dél instead of tél.
In English t (at the beginning of a word) is pronounced with a little puff of air, in Hungarian it isn't which can make it sound like d to English speakers.
Oh, hmmn.. I suppose everyone hears things differently. (I have alot of trouble distinguishing between the spanish b and v sounds) I would say try a slightly sharper t sound than we might be used to in most english words. Try pronouncing it with a t as in the English word tongue rather than the t in the english word tomorrow, but I am not a linguist. It is definately t, however.
"(I have alot of trouble distinguishing between the spanish b and v sounds)"
there is no difference between b and v in Spanish (some Spanish speakers insist there is but... no linguist agrees with them both are pronounced like b in some contexts and in others the lips don't quite touch (making it sound a little like v)