It's not asking me to speak. I don't know why. The microphone is on
It's not asking me to speak. I don't know why. The microphone is on
Hello Wendy. Thank you!! I think you have the answer I've been looking for everywhere.
My wife and I have just started Italian and she has been getting Qs asking her to speak right from the start but I never have. It seems from your solution that the significant difference is that she is working through the app on her iPad while I've been using the website on my pc. I wonder why Duolingo hasn't alerted us to that?
I see this post was 3 years ago so not sure if you're still there. However, I have happily given you a lingot - and would give you a hug if I could.
i use chrome (because I like it!) but this does not solve my problem on my desktop! As for the setting it could be better. I just sometimes don't want the audio questions, I'm hard of hearing and just can't catch some very common words At least the mobile version does not give you a hard time with it and goes to next question.
But i like the sound being on and it does not seem that you can skip the audio question without speaker on and micro off i don't get it. Actually the mobile version is quite good as you can use predictive mode and save you typing awkward words (like strawberies) I wish mine had spanish too. but I've got english and french that's ok
once more, it would be nice if the posts were in chrono order...lot of wasteful reading with 3y old posts, never mind My problem is more with microphone and would like to stop the speech questions on my pc, saw it somewhere but can't find it anymore. Did once turned something off but kept getting them. However have it working well on my laptop and my phone...Strange
I am doing the English to German DuoLingo course for about a year. About ten days ago or so it suddenly stopped having me answer any questions in German other than the multiple choice ones. It only has me answer the german text in english and answer any of the voice questions in german are gone ect. What has happened how do I get it back to where I can get voice and text questions that I can answer in German instead of 100% english.
I agree. I have been using Duo almost daily for about a year and a half and I have just begun to encounter the same problem about one month ago. It isn't asking me to speak anymore no matter what I do. I'm using Safari. I've checked the settings multiple times and the mic is always on. I've logged in and out, etc. Nothing works.
I'm having the same problem on android, but also on ipad and imac. Particularly as a paying subscriber, I find it very disappointing that Duolingo hasn't even acknowledged that it has a problem, let alone fixed it. The exercises work fine on my office PC computer, but the office is far too busy and noisy for oral language lessons. I've tried opening duolingo in other browsers (Chrome and Firefox), but this does not fix the problem on android phone, ipad or imac.
Actually I don't find speaking such a great value at my learning stage. So I'm quite happy to turn the mic off on my pc to eliminate these oral exercises and can do the others much faster on a normal (English US) key board. (I'm glad I'm not stopped for the lack of accents or punctuation; I want to go fast and get plenty of sentences and vocabulary to build up my knowledge in Spanish.
But my phone and my W10 laptop do microphone well with Chrome. So I gave up trying on W7 desktop. I occasionally use W10, else use the phone which has only a few microphone demands for which I have no problem or very occasionally I have to repeat but it has even accepted some of my answers that I knew were way out!
R U using a mobile phone? On mine I always have audio questions but with an option of turning it off, apparently for one hour. It's very convenient and the next time you use it again it's "on" by default, again with the same option. That is if people are around you (Like public transport and if you have no headphone) you just click on "Can't listen now...) Also sometimes if you can't really comprehend the spoken questions this way you don't get them - Good luck. (I don't remember seeing this on DT versions.
An old iPad still provides speaking exercises via the app.
Ditto an old iPhone, although I only use it in streak emergencies, and those are pretty rare.
Safari on MacOS does not provide speaking exercises, and this is clearly conscious on Duolingo's part. Exercises don't present and then fail, they don't present at all.
Chrome on MacOS works, although it's a bit twitchier than the app.
I don't have a Windows 10 laptop any more, and I'm not going to try this on my old Windows 7 desktop because it was never very capable, unlike the Win 10 laptop.
The key reason may be that Chrome supports Web Speech API (since it's a Google initiative, I think) but that Safari doesn't or didn't or doesn't do well enough.
Conclusion (subject to change with new info): Use Chrome or the app.
A lot of people are saying that Duolingo works for them on Chrome, but for me, it hasn't been working on Chrome, even though the microphone is enabled/allowed. It's been this way for around a week maybe, and it's pretty frustrated b/c I felt that it was really helpful. Any suggestions?
I'm having this issue too. I noticed after about 10 lessons on my laptop that it's never asked me to speak. When I go back to my tablet, it asks at least once during each lesson. I can't find any settings on the laptop that would affect this (mic is enabled, other programs use the mic just fine).
I stopped getting speaking questions years ago, and they've never come back. It doesn't matter what browser I use, or what settings. It's ridiculous, and at this point I just assume that they've phased them out or something. The functionality on this site can be so janky. I have all ad-blockers off, I have mike on in the browser and the site, and I'm using Chrome. It doesn't make a difference.
I use chrome and have all microphone options I can find switched on but I've never been asked to speak to practice my accent or anything? My daughter has the app and has been asked this from the beginning. I was wondering if it's something to do with the fact that I use the app on my phone whereas she uses the app on her tablet? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you x
I have similar trouble. My micro is on, speaking exercises work without problem from the beginning of the Spanish course, but I never get speaking exercises in Dutch course. I thought that speaking start later in the other course, but my friend told me, that she is already doing the speaking exercises. Any ideas what could I do?
Hy Eva Vargová! I'm Otto. :) You look very cute!! 3 I see you have a 713 day streak.. I am new to duolingo and I was wondering is it hard to be on the site every day? Is it worth it for the lingots? Do you feel stressed out when you have to visit the site every day to keep the streak going? Thanks in advance! :D