Kvinnen should be pronounced /²kʋɪn.n(ə)n/. The schwa (uh-sound) in the last syllable is optional, so the recording is more like "kvinnn", with a little push on the n sound.
You might be misinterpreting the kv sound because it's foreign, but you literally just say k and v next to each without a vowel like you would the tr in "trill" or the cl in "clang". Practice saying it a bit or listening to other recordings. Kv. Kv. Kvinnen.
I see you are from Norway (from your profile). I need help with pronunciation with a few words (even though it is not the whole word)
Words such as;
mannen (the ending is causing me problems) (can I pronounce how it said it Swedish, which is "man-nen", and still be understood by a Norwegian)
gutter (once again, it is the ending) Is "jenter" pronounced "yentah" (just like "jente")
gutter - Is it pronounced "guttah"?
The correct IPA pronunciations are
/ˈmɑnːɛn/, but native speakers shorten or throw away the ə and prolong the n sound to differentiate it from mann where n stops rather abruptly.
There is a very slight difference in pronunciation when a native speaker is pronouncing these specific words. Kvinne is pronounced as
/kʋɪnə/, while kvinnen is pronounced as
Hover over each individual word to hear it more clearly and use the turtle button in listening exercises. On the discussion page, you can also click the word itself to isolate it from the rest of the sentence (Duolingo will take you to the dictionary page).
When the ə (Wikipedia article) sound isn't enunciated clearly, two n sounds sort of merge and are prolonged.
While practising at home, replace it with a more defined e sound and give yourself time so your ears can get accustomed to the almost unnoticeable ə between the n sounds.
Gutter and jenter are pronounced
/jɛntɛɾ/, respectively. The final sound is the alveolar flap, i.e., single rolled r which means there is a strong "r" at the end of both words and not just "-ah". Follow the two links (1 and 2) to hear these two plural forms pronounced on Forvo.
Click here for the guide on IPA symbols.