Speed of recordings

ColinA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Speed of recordings

Hi,

I find some of the recorded examples too fast to clearly hear the pronunciation. Is there a way of slowing it on replay?

This leads to another question: when Spanish is spoken quickly, can some of the sounds be omitted or words run together.

Thank you.

Colin

Asked 8 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Colin

I slowed the examples down in this lesson. At the moment it's not possible for the students to change the speed of the examples, but this tool will be considered for the future as long as the system allows it.

Sometimes when Spanish is spoken quickly we "blend letters" making some letters unnoticed or sounding as is we are mixing one word with part of the next one. This usually happens when a word finishes in a vowel and the next word starts with a vowel. For example:

La niña está con su abuela.
The girl is with her grandma.

If pronounced fast this may sound like: la niñaes tá con sua buela

Or it could sound as if we are omitting the -e from está if we speak quickly:

la niñas tá con sua buela.

This could sound as if we are speaking quickly sometimes...

Saludos

Inma

BrianaKwiziq community member

Hi i am learning..

ColinA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you Inma, I can now hear the pronunciation clearly.

And thank you also for explaining how Spanish is spoken quickly.

Best regards,

Colin

Speed of recordings

Hi,

I find some of the recorded examples too fast to clearly hear the pronunciation. Is there a way of slowing it on replay?

This leads to another question: when Spanish is spoken quickly, can some of the sounds be omitted or words run together.

Thank you.

Colin

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