DL using both male/female voices in German
Just noticed today that DL is using both male and female voices in German! This is much, much better than just using one gender.
I'm curious to know: does anyone else struggle more with understanding the male voice than the female voice? It's quite possible that I have an easier time understanding the female voice because I've been listening to her much longer, but I don't know. Love having the two voices now! :)
I definitely agree. I've been using Duolingo to brush up on my rusty German skills. I studied the language for about 7 years in high school and college and I lived in Germany for a little while, so I'm used to hearing the language spoken by native speakers. Some of the words are pretty unintelligible in the male voice unfortunately. I just report it when it happens and hopefully they can get a better translation.
I did the reverse tree just for fun and i agree. The woman has a clear pronounciation. She speaks really good. Despite of this i found a hand full of words with a wrong „Betonung“ (is it called emphasis?) In reality most people do not speak that clearly.
I'm eleven skills in and never heard the male voice, is it on later ones only?
It's an A/B test. From what I've read some people have only the male voice, others only the female, and a third group has both.
I'm only on level three right now, and I have both voices. It's probably an A/B testing thing again.
Completed two lessons and it felt as though I had two different female voices or is it me?
Even when I know what the voice should be saying, it doesn't sound right sometimes. The problem is specific to certain sounds that it can't make properly. I can only comment on the female voice, but if the male voice is flawed in a different way, then we have a better chance to understand one or the other. I remember a full week or more when I was dejected because I couldn't understand the voice properly. Now I know better, press "skip" and then 'report."