April 23, 2016



No audio. Vietnamese is here!

April 23, 2016


Out of all the many languages in Duolingo, it's Vietnamese which doesn't have all the audio files! Argh! If something desperately needs audio, then it's Vietnamese. And Danish and Irish, but well, they have it.

May 5, 2016


Have you taken Danish and Irish? At least for now, you can listen here: http://forvo.com/search/V%C3%A0/
Note that you can hear someone from northern Vietnam and someone from southern Vietnam say this word.

May 22, 2016


Thank you, allinto!

June 12, 2017


Agreed! Vietnamese has so many letters which in English make totally different sounds. Huế for example isn't a 'h' sounds its a 'w' sound. So confusing.

June 3, 2016

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    But Hue in fact has the 'h' sound, each letter in Vietnamese only presents one sound, unless it's in a digraph.

    October 4, 2016


    Southern Vietnamese clusters /hw, kw, ŋw/ (hu, qu, ngu) are actually all reduced to just /w/. Northern Vietnamese preserves those consonants (but merges others).

    February 27, 2017

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      It's in the informal context; in formal context, i can pronounce every letters just fine.

      February 27, 2017


      Can you speak good English to me? I will teach you Vietnamese

      July 30, 2017


      Offer still stand?

      May 30, 2018


      Yes please, you can practice with me if you still want

      February 6, 2019


      Yes! Because Vietnamese has all these unnecessary tones and odd words and hard pronunciations! :..(!

      May 6, 2016


      Try to hear these sentences in Vietnamese using the translator to pay attention (in normal and slow speed) to the pronunciation with the Google TTS in the following text:

      Nghề làm pho mát hay thợ làm pho mát (tiếng Anh: Cheesemaker) là một người thực hiện các công đoạn chế biến làm ra pho mát từ các sản phẩm sữa tươi. Những người chế biến pho mát điêu luyện được gọi là nghệ nhân là pho mát. Việc sản xuất pho mát, giống như nhiều quy trình bảo quản thực phẩm cho phép dinh dưỡng và giá trị kinh tế của một vật liệu thực phẩm, trong trường hợp này sữa, được bảo quản. Nó cho phép người tiêu dùng để lựa chọn (trong giới hạn nhất định) khi tiêu thụ thức ăn hơn là phải sử dụng sản phẩm sữa ngay lập tức, và nó cho phép sản phẩm được thay đổi, gia giảm nguyên liệu theo đó cung cấp giá trị dinh dưỡng cao hơn.

      You can use the link below:

      Google TTS

      After that, tell me if those tones are not necessary to distinguish between all these word constructions with monosyllables. I think that pronunciation with normal speed in the real life is even faster. ;)

      August 18, 2016


      Wish I could give you a lingot! But I have none

      November 15, 2016


      Ukrainian is also missing audio files. I waited years for that course, but what use is a language course without sound.

      May 23, 2016


      Swahili doesn't have audio either. Are these languages still in beta?

      January 15, 2019


      Do you know when/if they will get audio. It would make it a lot easier! :D

      April 28, 2016


      Hopefully when they get better/out of beta.

      April 28, 2016


      July 2, 2016


      Thanks, Kylee!

      June 12, 2017


      Where's the audio?=(

      May 20, 2016


      This isn't a sentence it's a word

      September 15, 2016


      I am just here to learn the spelling so I doesn't matter too much for me but without audio, I wonder how do the people that don't already know Vietnamese can learn it?

      October 18, 2016


      Hopefully one day the audio is available

      December 9, 2016


      Can you speak good English to me? I will teach you Vietnamese

      July 30, 2017


      I may speak good English, but I haven't known Vietnamese yet :'(

      November 26, 2017


      Someday, my sound will come, someday when spring is here... or later.

      January 11, 2017


      who is vietnamese like moi!

      February 25, 2017

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        in Turkish "ve" is and.

        June 19, 2017



        September 1, 2017


        No context!

        October 22, 2016



        January 15, 2017


        và, anh ta,... oh difficult!!

        May 13, 2017


        So "và tối" will make sense

        April 18, 2019
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