https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steven766818

The voices...

Does anyone else agree that the voices speak way too fast?

Maybe it's just me, but I find myself clicking the button a dozen times each question just to try and make out what they are trying to say.

I know that some of the questions have a button that slows the speech down, so can all questions have that option?

July 8, 2019

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DroppedBass

Japanese is one of those languages that tend to be spoken really fast (in terms of syllables per second), they probably made the bots speak at this rate to reflect this.

July 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leo358607

yes. except when she says NNNEEEEE!

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YGldZKAo

Yes, quite fast. Hope there is the cute "turtle" as an option button.

July 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chocochipkookie

I completely agree, and I feel like the kinda slur everything together. It is very hard to tell one word from another.

July 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Little_Tatws

That would be a nice addition for sure. I tend to avoid the listening practice for Japanese because the speech sometimes moves too fast even for me.

July 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steven766818

What would be the best way to bring this to the attention of an Admin? I feel like the "turtle" option for each question wouldn't be a very difficult fix to implement... maybe? lol

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seattle_Scott

Honestly, that's part of the practice to train your ear. That's why there's a turtle button. Start by focussing on what you can hear, not what you can't, and see if you can fill in the blanks in your head.

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steven766818

Well, that's the issue. There isn't always a turtle button. I would use it at the beginning to get used to it, but I'm sure after a time I would shy away from pressing that button because I wouldn't need it as much. If I can never understand what they're saying, I can't train my ear...

August 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fran630920

I just find weird how the lady goes very nasal when pronouncing words from the word bank

July 11, 2019
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