The slower one says "una" and the faster one the article is barely there. One of the trickier ones, but yeah. The masculinity of "quarto" is the best clue which way to go.
i find it hard to believe that an outdated version of Flash is changing masculine articles to feminine. Just saying.
I don't know where to report mistakes if not here!? This clearly says UNA quarto...check it out.
Sound problems are sometimes due to the following issues which were highlighted to me by the duolingo team a while ago. I quote their reply:
Happy to help. There are a few reasons why this might be happening. It’s possible that you have an outdated version of Flash installed, you installed browser extensions that block Flash (i.e. Flashblock), or that Flash crashed.
Here’s what I suggest you do: 1. Try reloading the page in your browser. 2. Try quitting and restarting your browser. 3. If 1 and 2 don’t do the trick, update Flash Here’s a helpful link to get you on your way: http://www.adobe.com/go/EN_US-H-GET-FLASH 4. Try removing/disabling browser extensions Some tips for how to do that in specific browsers: Chrome - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=113907 IE - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/internet-explorer-add-ons-frequently-asked-questions Firefox - http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-or-remove-add-ons#w_how-to-disable-extensions-themes-and-plugins Let me know if this helps you!
Hope this helps you.
These "sound" problems only happen to me on Italian and occur every single time I try to slow play the sentences. There are these heavy breaths that frequently punctuate the beginning and end of the words. This does not happen at all on any of the other languages I've learned (French, German, and Spanish), and given that these problems apparently cause problems for many people, I can only conclude that the problem is on duolingo's end and not ours.
Polyglotta You're right about the "una" sound, however, this is not the place to report. After you check your answer, at the bottom of the page on the left it says:Report problem. Click there and you'll get a pop up with a few choices and also a space to write if you want.
Here's a lingot for your interest.
I've found that often the voice in the slower version is inaccurate so having used that version to help identify some of the words I then return to the faster version to check what I've written against that - it nearly always works.
The chick clearly said "una". That didn't make sense because of "quarto" but it seems like duolingo throws excpetions to the rule in all the time, so I assumed this was one of them!
Further to this thread, come se dice:
We have a quarter in total?
Hey, everyone lay off DuoLingo! It's free ain't it?!
Is "We have a quarter of the total" a legit sentence? I am wondering (non native speaker).