Audio speed controls explained

Natural native-spoken Spanish can be challenging for learners. Not everyone speaks slowly and precisely like the teacher in your classroom or the characters in made-for-study recordings. Lupa stories, by Radio Ambulante, are made for native listeners — but fear not!

Lupa lets you slow everything down, all the way to half speed (0.5x), using the audio speed controls.

Make sure Assist Mode is on (i.e. the “light bulb” icon is yellow).

While studying a new chapter, find a comfortable speed that allows you to hear at least half the words. After you get more confident with the material (over two or more playbacks), make sure to listen once through with Assist Mode off  so you get used to listening at native speeds.

Remember, there's a world of difference between "slow Spanish" and native Spanish at a slower speed. With Lupa you're always listening to authentic Spanish, the kind you'll hear in the real world.

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