https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GregoriusAlanus

Japanese from English Audio Issue

I hope this is the appropriate forum for this - I could not find an existing Japanese from English troubleshooting thread, but then I find the discussion search system a little confusing.

Anyway, I have noticed that some lessons do not include audio playback for answers. For instance, while learning "Time", it might ask one to translate "It is 1:01" into Japanese, and after selecting the correct hiragana blocks, arranging them in the correct order, and checking the answer, it does not play the audio of the sentence. This is a little frustrating when I am trying to ingrain the sounds associated with the symbols.

I understand this is still under development, but I thought others might be experiencing the same frustration and I was wondering if this is something the development team is aware of and working on.

All in all, it really is amazing, and I am so happy to be learning Japanese again after an aborted attempt 15 years ago; it never would have happened but for the Duolingo Japanese team!

ども ありがと ( ゚ヮ゚)

July 7, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

after selecting the correct hiragana blocks, arranging them in the correct order, and checking the answer, it does not play the audio of the sentence.

I don't recall the whole sentence being read out in any course on Duolingo for translations into the tree's target languge. Do you mean the individual word blocks are often not pronounced?

July 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GregoriusAlanus

Thank you for responding! That is a good point. For some reason, I thought the sentences were read out in other courses for both translating into and out of the target language. The individual word blocks are often not pronounced either, but a quick look at German seems to suggest that that is also not the case there. Perhaps I should just spend more time reinforcing with Tinycards before moving on.

July 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seattle_Scott

What I'm seeing is a lot of the choices aren't read at all. Some of them have audio, and some of them don't. It's very random in Japanese compared to other languages.

Also I've noticed that sometimes even when は is supposed to be pronounced "wa", it says "ha", and を is pronounced "wo". But it's never pronounced "wo" in real life. Ever. It's pronounced "O". Mizu o nomu, not mizu wo nomu.

July 21, 2017
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