So, the way I pronounced 第一段 before listening to the audio was like 「だいいちだん」while the voice actress seems to make a pause between 第 and 一段. I checked other words like 第二章 and 第一印象 and I can feel a pause too, but not as big. Maybe it’s because those words use the voice actor instead.
Am I’m hearing this right or is it just my imagination? If I’m correct, is this pause because of the use of the prefix? Is this a general rule to pronounce words using a prefix?
Item’s page: https://www.wanikani.com/vocabulary/第一段
Thanks in advance