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Hebrew speakers

When listening to the Hebrew speakers, learners need a "speak slowly" button. The female voice, in particular, speaks much too fast to be understood.

September 22, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IslandGirl.2019

☆ I think this would be an important addition. It takes the western ear a while to get used to these unfamiliar sounds. PLEASE ADD, DUOLINGO!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IslandGirl.2019

Fingers crossed....!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel.Mames

It would be great to have also speaking exercises in Hebrew, as there are in many other languages.


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

In absense of dedicated speaking exercises, one can practice by dictating the answers instead of typing then on. I do it often when Duolingoing on the phone


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sdelta1

me, too. saves me typing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabriela858194

שלום Dimitrij how do dictate the answers on the phone? Can I do it by switching to my memo notes? But then duolingo wouldn't get my answer ... ??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sdelta1

Just press the microphone button on the keyboard. If you don't have one, Google how to enable it on your phone.


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

I think it would depend on the phone. Mine is an Android Motorola-something. So, when I am in the Duolingo app, and the onscreen keyboard is in the Hebrew layout, there is a microphone icon in the top left corner of the keyboard (if in English, it is in the top right corner). This icon activates the speech-to-text function.

But again, this is in my phone, and yours could be different. Hope it works out for you!


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

I think the male voice is actually just right, I find him really clear and easy to understand, but I agree the female voice is too fast about half time.


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

Once in a while to the right of the Speak button another, smaller button shows up, with a stylized צב נחמד on it. I assumed they were for slower speech, hit them a few times - to no effect.


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

The slow turtle button works for Spanish, French and most other courses that have ttc but not for Hebrew, Irish or any other course with recorded sounds.

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