Mismatched audio on Kanji/Hiragana exercises

Hi! I'm new to the Japanese course and have noticed something odd a couple of times: in the "Match the sounds" exercises, sometimes the audio doesn't match what the hiragana text says. For example, I just got one where "中" was matched with the hiragana "ちゅう", but when you click on either the Hiragana or Kanji characters, the audio is "なか". I get that Kanji characters have multiple pronunciations but surely this is a mistake?

December 21, 2017


This has been a long commented and lamented issue. Hopefully they'll get around to fixing it one of these days.

December 21, 2017


December 21, 2017

The audio, and the hiragana can both be used for this Kanji. I think duolingo have known about this for months, and the reason they haven't changed it, is because it may be used now as a way to introduce On'yomi and Kun'yomi readings. A great article btw for those of us starting out is this: which really explains both the history of the two terms, and how to basically get to grips with figuring out which reading to use.

December 23, 2017
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