https://www.duolingo.com/verobean

Why isn't there an option to speak Hungarian?

verobean
  • 23
  • 16
  • 10
  • 10

I grew up speaking both English and Hungarian as a child. I'd like to get better at speaking Hungarian, and would love to have the same microphone features that I have for learning French and Spanish. Will one be added?

2 years ago

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
mizinamo
  • 20
  • 17
  • 16
  • 14
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2

I think that only the courses developed in-house by Duolingo developers get audio - about a half dozen (French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, perhaps one or two more?).

All the ones from the incubator have a different technological basis and never have pronunciation practice, I think, even if they are out of beta: they're just a different platform.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/miacomet
miacomet
  • 22
  • 16
  • 13
  • 13
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2

They released it for some of the incubated courses as well (Turkish, Danish, and Swedish have it, I think Dutch and Norwegian do too). I think that the courses must 1) be out of beta, and 2) have readily available speech-to-text.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
mizinamo
  • 20
  • 17
  • 16
  • 14
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2

Glad to be corrected; thank you!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
LICA98
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 23
  • 21
  • 15
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 610

because it is still in beta (tho I don't know if other courses released from beta that were added later have it, because I have the speaking always disabled)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
jrikhal
Mod
  • 22
  • 18
  • 18
  • 14
  • 8
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2

See this 7 days older discussion about the same question.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Janesska

I think, that once it will be added, but for now we don't have even an audio, that reads you the sentence out loud. So, imho it will be a long process.. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bastette54

Yes, there is audio for most of the text. I've been using it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
jrikhal
Mod
  • 22
  • 18
  • 18
  • 14
  • 8
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2

there is audio for most of the text.

At the beginning, probably, later not exactly "most".

For languages (like Hungarian) for which Duo can't find a (decent) Text-to-Speech engine, they hire a third-party company to record (=human voice) the audio for some sentences of the course. And "some" has always been, up to now, 3000-4000 sentences for the different courses with no TTS audio.

3000-4000 represent at best around half of the exercises (for "smallest" courses, in terms of number of exercises)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Janesska

When i was learning it like first or second day after releasing, there was audio only for few words :) I think that they are adding the audio now. So, I think, that the microphone features will come faster, than I thought... :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
jrikhal
Mod
  • 22
  • 18
  • 18
  • 14
  • 8
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2

I think that they are adding the audio now.

The human recorded audios (bought to a third-party company) are added once before the release into beta and that's it.
That's, by the way, one of the main reason why courses stay months at "100% completion" before reaching beta: staff and volunteers have to wait for the third-party company to create all the recordings (then they have to check them and send back the ones with issue... so wait again etc.)

2 years ago
Learn Hungarian in just 5 minutes a day. For free.