Am I not able to hear the correct way to say the words?
I tried contacting duolingo the one link I found does not work. I see a icon beside the new words but when I push nothing. I would have thought saying the words was as important as knowing the meaning or does that part come later?
For which language? Irish, for example, does not have a recording for every instance of the word, but does have at least one recording for every word. That is different from Spanish which uses a computer voice instead of a live recording. If it is for Spanish, check your Settings.