https://www.duolingo.com/steve764830

tired of typing, any way to use voice recognition?

i'm still on the beginner lessons and i like duolingo (Spanish) but it seems there is a lot of typing, in English, for the answers. has anyone tried to use voice input like cortana or something else? any success? thanks

October 21, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Windrammer

Kids these day. So lazy. Your grandparents had to write Duolingo letters and send them by the mail, only to wait a week to get the sentences wrong due to typos.

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son

lmao

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson

On my iPad, I use Siri regularly to speak English answers, rather than type on a virtual keyboard. (I am a native English speaker)

When answering in the language I am learning, I stick with the intended modality of the question. For example: I type Spanish if that is what the question asked for. (I am not sure that Siri would understand my spoken Spanish anway)

Also, mobile requires a lot less typing anyway, as a lot of questions involve tapping word tiles.

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/steve764830

not sure i can do that on android, i'll check, but you are right, 95% are tap the box so far for me

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/steve764830

sure i can do voice typing in English on my android too, seems to work fine

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

You could try a speech to text for PC for Spanish. Alternatively, there's the mobile version which has speaking questions.

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/steve764830

thanks, so the mobile versions uses speaking more than typing?

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/steve764830

ok, i just got the mobile version, it uses multiple choice boxes. nice if the pc version did that

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo

You also need to know the written forms.

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

The voice recognition that comes with an android tablet (mine is Samsung) works just fine on the web version of the site: an extra tap to invoke voice recognition and an extra tap to exit. (The web version of the site is so-o-o-o much better than the handheld version, IMHO, but I have a big tablet.)

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/_luso_

I wrote a post about doing this with my MacBook and my Kindle.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/21281367

October 21, 2017
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