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

How to change back to the woman voice?

Is it possible to somewhere switch settings and go back from man voice to woman voice on english-german (I want to learn german) duolingo?

April 26, 2015

12 Comments


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

I agree. At first I was impressed that a man's voice had been added, but he is indistinct on a lot of easy words (eg. meiner, seiner?) In my opinion, the woman's voice is definitely easier to understand.

April 26, 2015

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

My problem is: "I can not stand it." I turn off my voice (very helpful for language learning) and I will not turn it back before I will be able to change it.

April 26, 2015

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

I think we just have to deal with for now. Whatever we think, it is an authentic German sounding voice. You've got a really nice streak going, and I wouldn't jeopardize it for this issue. I don't think too many people are enthusiastic about the man's voice. Try to stick with it for now. Duolingo wants us to learn.

April 26, 2015

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

It is not what an authentic German sounds like, at least not what I hear all around me here in Frankfurt (I am an expat who's been here for 7 months now). And I could understand much more German year ago in Berlin than from these recordings. These male recordings simply suck due to the way they cannot be understood. If DL wants us to learn, this male recordings are not the way to do it.

April 29, 2015

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

I found the voice quite ease to hear with a headphone. But no, you can't and you probably never will be able to change it. Perhaps if you create another account, because they sort stuff and make experiments on us. I, for one, didn't get the mela voice until this week and now i get it like half of the time.

April 26, 2015

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

It would be the best if there were two voices - a man and a woman - and if they were mixed. Or perhaps the woman for learning new lessons, and the man for strengthening...

April 27, 2015

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

The idea of having both female and male voices are nice, but the man's voice is quiet unclear and sounds more computer generated.

April 26, 2015

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

Feel like a loner, I do like the male voice, I'm finding him easier to understand far more frequently than the female. I do have a question, how is this voice speaking? That is, did someone spend a great deal of time and pronounce thousands of words, is the application splicing spoken words together, is the application reading and pronouncing the words, or ?????

April 27, 2015

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

I hate the male voice, there really should be a way to change it back

April 28, 2015

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

I'm with you - I'm having a very hard time understanding the male voice. It's very unclear and I'm having a hard time understanding basic words that I know (like Hemd).

April 29, 2015

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

i want only female voice is it possible ? if so please let me know....

August 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adib401950

What's most frustrating to me is that you can slow down the female voice using the turtle button, but the male voice always plays at the same speed.

December 15, 2017
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