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Speaking function sensitivity

I have never gotten a speaking part of the tests incorrect, but I dont think Im actually pronouncing everything right 100% of the time. Has anyone ever gotten a speaking part wrong?

December 30, 2012

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I have noticed quite a bit of inconsistency with it. I actually get them wrong around 40% of the time, I think. When I do, I often check it against Google Translate. I'll speak it in the language I'm learning, and more often than not, Google will understand exactly what Duolingo returned as incorrect (I also get the benefit of seeing the translation which Duolingo doesn't give if you get it wrong). However, I've also really botched it several times and gotten it correct. If you don't say a word and just tap the microphone button twice, it will count it correct.

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