https://www.duolingo.com/Marnus9

Lack of Sound Files is Killing my Vibes

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Would really appreciate it if more sound was included, especially in the initial word introduction parts of the lessons.

2 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/cazort
cazort
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Agreed strongly. I understand there is no TTS system, but how hard it would be to record those words individually? I'd like to see DuoLingo make this a priority. Many sites, like Forvo, already do it, and you can use the Google TTS system as a supplement, but it's not the same as having it all in the lesson.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FunkyMaste

I couldn't agree more. Learning Vietnamese WITHOUT audio is IMPOSSIBLE since it's a tonal language. So it's very sad but this course is totally useless. Shame.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cazort
cazort
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I wouldn't say it's totally useless, but it requires you to consult external resources heavily in a way that the other DuoLingo courses do not.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tomleeaus
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Get some time up before you start ragging on the course quality, champ. Speaking as a level 19 to a little baby level 2, the course is excellent. Use Google Translate for any missing audio.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MWPAlan
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That's I've been doing. It's actually encouraging at your progress. Besides Google translate I'll use Hellotalk to speak with natives to help with pronunciation. Good job friend!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FunkyMaste

Jesus Christ what is your problem? We are all here because we enjoy learning languages. Do you go to random forum discussions, pick on users just to feel superior and good about yourself? Your life must be miserable. ALSO : Use Google Translate shows how little you know about Vietnamese. You know nothing yet you love bragging about it! The audio for Vietnamese on Google translate sounds like a robot frog. You probably remembered a combination of LETTERS for Vietnamese but Vietnamese is a TONAL language. It's ALL ABOUT how you PRONOUNCE things. Does your voice go UP or DOWN or what not. There are SO MANY OPTIONS so Audio is NECESSARY in order to learn it correctly. You enjoy bragging about your 19 while I'm "just 2" bohoo. This is a score of an online app you shouldn't feel to proud bragging about. I am married to a Vietnamese girl and I live in a Vietnamese family. I believe VIETNAMESE PEOPLE are the best to actually judge VIETNAMESE since it's their native language so I am saying audio files are required for people who don't have anyone to help them otherwise you just can't learn Vietnamese and NO they do not understand a thing Google translate says to them (so much about your advice). Now crawl back where you came from instead of picking on random people not knowing what you are even talking about just to feel better about your miserable life. HEY LOOK MY SCORE IS HIGHER THAN THE SCORE OF ANOTHER RANDOM DUDE ON THE INTERNET!!111 LOOK AT ME! IM SO GREAT! Pathetic loser.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tomleeaus
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Get some time up champ.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chou117
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This is technical issue from Duolingo. We're sorry about the inconvenience.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nguyenngocbaoan

please dịch

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/weichwieschnee
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Can someone notify me when audio is working again? I mean you might as well not offer it if you're not going to have audio for the language...I can't even get through one lesson without it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tomleeaus
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Don't be lazy.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexWoods12

Totally agree. I was looking forward to basic Vietnamese, but my experience with people who learn Chinese (another language that Duolingo should include) from books is scaring me away from even trying if there are no sound files.

One possible dodge is to use the EuroTalk app for basic pronunciation and get on Duolingo when you're done with that.

1 year ago
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