https://www.duolingo.com/AbsintheNova

Please offer a turtle option

The audio is way to quick, and in some situations sounds distorted. Its making it very difficult to learn the proper pronunciation.

November 14, 2018

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DestinyCall

Pro tip .. don't learn pronunciation from DuoLingo. Ideally, you should be listening to audio clips from actual native speakers to learn correct pronunciation.

DuoLingo uses a text-to-speech program. It is pretty good, but it is far from perfect, especially for reading kanji and some of the more complex sentences.

November 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gottogetout

Hi, you're right. The turtle mode is available on the web page, through a PC. I use DL only in that way. Even there, some words are not always perfectly said but it is much better. I learn German, personally. Otherwise do you know www.forvo.com ? Extremely useful in order to listen the pronunciations of words in many languages. Essential, in fact!

November 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/natashago

I wouldn't recommend using Duolingo for pronunciation, especially for Japanese. If you want to practice speaking and pronunciation, go with Pimsleur. They use techniques like back-chaining (saying a word forwards at native speed, then backwards part-by-part) to teach pronunciation, which has the added benefit of training your ear. The website https://supernative.tv/ is also great because it uses audio from a variety of sources with different native speakers.

November 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Randomizer6

I enter the word on Google Translate to better hear the pronunciation. It can sometimes differ depending on context though, so be careful.

November 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/arienrhod1

Google translate pronunciation is also machine-generated. Better than most, but still not human. I use Forvo instead, they use recordings of real people's voices, and if you cannot find a word (pretty unlikely, their database is amazing) you can register and request it, then a native speaker will say it. They even have whole phrases recorded.

November 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Licon12

What are you talking about. When im doing duolingo on PC. When i see this i see the turtle when i press him i looks like its talking SLOW MOTION.

November 15, 2018
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