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Web site with slower speaking Spanish speakers

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ojosdeverdes
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belleplaine, mn
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Dec 2, 2015
May 13, 2018 at 9:12pm

I remember some months ago when some people, myself included, were talking about the Spanish speakers speaking too fast, in one workout in particular in the upgraded version where the sentences build and get long and it's nearly impossible to understand what is being said, especially when they slur right past certain words. I was directed to a website where those having trouble could do the lessons and slow down the speakers. Is there such a site where we can slow down the speaker and, if so, can someone direct me to it? Thanks.

zac.hilliker
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Sep 25, 2016
May 14, 2018 at 5:48am

Not a separate website, but within the Fluenz program there is a button at the top. So there is the volume control, a "Music" on/off toggle, and a "Slow Sound" on/off toggle. Personally, I use the arrow keys a lot during the workouts. The up key repeats the phrase, and the down key displays the answer. In the "Write what you hear" exercises throughout the program, I have used this easy repeat button more than anything else to make sure that I sharpen my listening comprehension. The audio recordings, separate from the lessons, are also really helpful. I don't have as much of a problem with the speakers being too fast. I can't quite type as fast as they speak, but by the time I finished level 5 I was able to listen to and write the longer sentences without having the speaker repeat it.

zac.hilliker
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May 14, 2018 at 5:54am

Side Note: I can't believe I made it through 5 levels of Spanish and 2.5 levels of German without realizing there was a Music button! I went through all that in silence, and now I'm really curious what type of music it is.....=)

ojosdeverdes
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belleplaine, mn
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May 14, 2018 at 4:13pm

@zac hilliker, muchos gracias, mi amigo.

ojosdeverdes
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belleplaine, mn
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May 14, 2018 at 4:33pm

@zac hilliker, I know I marked this as solved but when I went back to the program I didn't see any of the options you referred to. No Slow Sound, No Volume, No Music or any other options. The arrow keys work as yoe said but no other options. I work on a Mac with OS OS 10.10.5 Yosemite. Would that make a dffference? I will repost and hope someone from Fluenz can help me.

ojosdeverdes
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belleplaine, mn
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May 14, 2018 at 4:52pm

@zac. None of those toggles are on my screen. the arrows work though.

ojosdeverdes
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belleplaine, mn
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May 14, 2018 at 5:19pm

@zac hilliker, OK, I found the toggles. I went to the main site and logged in and went to my latest position and there they were. I think the problem was I was using the app to access the lessons I have downloaded on my Mac. Although it probably shouldn't make a difference, it apparently does. I kind of like having the music on too. So, once again, muchos gracias.

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