"Yo vivo en una casa."
Translation:I live in a house.
the word una is not at all clear. It sounds more like ena or eeen as opposed to una. I played it back on slow speed dozens of times and still couldn't make out the word una.
If you listen to it fast you can clearly hear una... but on slow speed it sounds like eeena.
of you listen to it fast it sounds like eena if you do it slow it sounds like una
That's what I heard too ena.. So duolingo teacher please pronounce the words correctly ..Gracias
I had the same problem with the word UNA. I had to guess what it was saying
Words aren't pronounced exactly as they are spelled. No surprise there.
Consider the very words you used: "Clear" "sounds" "played" "dozens" "times"
Not pronounced as they are spelled.
Just a matter of getting used to the language.
Spelling has nothing to do with what we are talking about, it's pronunciation. The words first are listened to and then you type them out. In what universe does the sound eeenah get spelled una? The issue is that the audio doesn't sound anything like the words that are actually correct. It's akin to expecting you to spell out a sentence like "Pie is tasty" but then the audio sounds like "Mud is tasty." If more than one person is having the same issue, then something is clearly amiss.
i agree. It occurs in many places. The same weird sound for 'una' . I have only noticed it with the female voice
The people who recorded the words are native speakers do you want to sound native or have a terrible accent and be handicapped not being able to understand the native speakers
The Y in "yo" is often stressed to the point of sounding like a T or J, that might be why it sounds the way it does.
Its because you have english ears. If you grew up hearing spanish, you would hear and know each individual word. Watch spanish speaking shows. Listen to the audio 20 times if you need to.
What's difference between home and house??? I wrote "home" but say incorrect
Idk but provably a different word. House is where you sleep home is where family is. Idk
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You know you are starting to master spanish when you say house in your head and your fingers tap out casa.
Hearing JO when you read YO is not incorrect. Sometimes you will hear the J when you read double L also. Not sure if it is a regional thing or maybe an indicator of class, but mi maestro de español pronounces the J. Does anyone else know more? Let's all help.
The voice does not pronounce una correctly/consistently. Here it sounds like ella.
For some reason the word una sounds like eena. It also sounds as if it is cut short.