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Wrong French pronunciation in Stories

Out of curiosity I tried the Stories. In the first story Pain de chocolat du matin, when it comes to the middle "une bôite de pains" was pronounced as "pan" rather than "pin". I thought I got it wrong and clicked replay a few more times, and it's still wrong.

Yes it's just a small defect but I bring it up in case anyone would want to be informed.

February 22, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells

https://forvo.com/word/pain/#fr. I generally trust the pronounciation in stories far more than in the exercises, because as far as I know the stories use recordings of real people/actors, whereas the exercises are text to speach.

February 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Keith_APP

Clicked a few on forvo and they are correct (certainly as they are provided by natives).

The error I found may be a system thing; not sure about the reason.

February 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CommeuneTexane

"Pains" is pronounced [pε̃] Listen here: Larousse

February 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Keith_APP

That's the correct pronunciation I am talking about, although it sounds robotic.

February 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MyaRexa

I'm not doing the French stories, so I'm not sure how the "de pains" sounds there. Is it something like this? If not, maybe there's a mistake in the story that could be fixed.

February 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/robin.fli

I would expect "pan" instead of "pin" That was what I learned in my school classrooms.

February 22, 2018
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