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Spanish voice

I've been doing Spanish for a few months. On the whole it's pretty good. But the female voice is very hard to hear clearly. I often have to listen over and over many times to try to figure out what she is saying. It is only when I take a miss can I find out what some of the words are. So when I do the exercise again, I know what they are supposed to be. I have tried looking up the words on the Pons online dictionary. There I am offered an European voice or a Mexican voice, both male. I can't really tell the difference between them, but the are both much clearer that the Duolingo voice. Therefore it must be possible to improve this feature on Duolingo.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/NataliaA9
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My native language is spanish and the female voice sounds perfect to me. I believe that you just need to train your ear, like Irtward says.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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I have been doing the French courses on Duo for about 5 months. They are very hard for me to understand sometimes, but it is slowly getting easier.

I've done the Spanish course, too. I already had some Spanish experience, and I found the Spanish voice super easy to understand. So while some voices are undoubtedly easier to understand than others, I think a lot of the issue is we just need to train our ear on how to listen to the new language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jagonics
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Duolingo uses voice synthesizer, while good online dictionaries incorporate recordings of native speakers pronouncing the words.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dodgegirl4ever

i have tried doing french and it is next to impossible to understand what the voice is saying..spanish and Portuguese is both easy for me...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mandarq
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Really? I like the Spanish and French voices but the Portuguese one is just horrible to my ears. It sounds too robotic.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/goodnesses

When the voice say write what you hear. The voice does't speak antmore. I need it fix so i can go on with my study

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/goodnesses

The female voice didn't come on my phone anymore. It nothing worng with my ear!! Maybe you don't know how to tell me to fix it. Something may e wrong with your mind!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anita98586
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i'm brand new to learning spanish, and i also can't understand the female voice. the words are slurred together... But as some commentors are saying here, I guess I'll just have to give it time to train my ear to hear.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rpankey

No, her words run together, she mispronounces some vowels, and often puts the accent on the wrong syllable. I'm a California native and have grown up listening to Spanish and have no trouble with basic conversation with neighbors here. But I often have to relisten to this bot several times, and sometimes just have to guess.

9 months ago
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