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Suggestion - speak our written phrases too

So the exercises where it gives us the English (insert known language) and we have to translate it to French (insert learning language) I would like to be able to hear how the sentence I just constructed is supposed to sound. I know I can resort to google translate, but I have 2 problems with that. First I am not 100% certain I trust google translate and second it is a small (dealable but still annoying) inconvenience to jump back and forth between two tabs. I know there is so much else that you guys are working on and I am so grateful for everything we do have, was just wondering if this could be put in the development plane for the future...technically the sounds bites should already be there as I often get the same phrases which I must hear and write.

edit: should probably note would of course only want to hear what the correct sentence sounds like not the jumbled mess that I usually make haha.

4 years ago

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If you click the discussion tab at the button of a particular question, you'll see that there is a speaker icon at the top of the tab; clicking on this icon will pronounce the sentence for you. :)

That said, inconvenient or not, I'd really recommend using websites like forvo.com for pronunciation - you hear native speakers say the words, so it avoids the risk of mispronunciations by the text-to-speech engine, and you'll also likely be able to pick up on nuances of pronunciation that just don't become clear with the TTS function.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/greeneyedbaby190

Now I feel silly haha thank you so very much and I had never heard of that website I am so excited now :)

Edit: took a look at forvo....looks like it only does words unless I am missing something so would still have to use translate or here for whole phrases. Least I can get spefic words right now though which is so awesome!

4 years ago