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Sshhh It's Oh So Quiet ...... Disappearing Voices!

I switched over to the new crown system a week or so ago after completing my Spanish tree and being about half-way through the reverse.

Ever since then I've noticed that the spoken words have gradually disappeared, it started off with being ableto hear most of the exercises with one or two silent ones, and now they are all silent.

Has anyone else noticed this?

I know it's not my phone as the Duolingo app is still the old style tree and the listening and speaking excersises still work fine on there, it's just the new style website that seems to have taken a vow of silence.

Very disappointing as listening to Spanish speakers was one of the attractions about Duolingo, and of course it makes the listening exercises somewhat tricky when they're not actually saying anything.

April 21, 2018



Is this to do with crowns. So spoken language stuff is more likely in crown 4-5?

1-3 reading and writing, 4-5 listening and speaking? Just a guess


Thanks for the constructive reply Merkavar, however the audio was initally working on all levels but for some reason has been removed or simply not working on any of the levels now.

Maybe if enough people report it it will be reinstated.


I think I miss understood your issue.

I thought you were talking about the actual lessons where they speak, where you have audio instead of text.

But are you talking about all lessons, how they read out the sentence you are translating etc

What system are you on cause on iOS app I still have people reading out the sentences written. I just checked it then.


The second scenario Merkavar.

There is no spoken Spanish at all, and on the reverse tree no spoken English.

It always used to be a nice sweet audible female voice, then some gruff bloke barged in making it difficult for anybody with hearing difficulties, and now nothing.

It's the website version on my phone that has the audio issue, the app on my phone is running the old golden tree version which still works fine.


Odd, I have crowns and on both the website and IOS app they both read out the sentences.

Hope you find a solution. Could it be something simple like you have muted the windows version? Or does it play sounds like when you get something right or complete a skill?


Thanks Merkavar. I don't know what you mean by IOS, but I know that it isn't my phone as the Duolingo app is still the old style and works perfectly, the problem is only with the website.

It's no big deal really, as when they introduced the new Crown system I wasn't particularly impressed and preferred the old tree, but I thought I'd give it a try, but now without any audio I'll just have to go back to the old style anyway.

Maybe they'll fix it or reintroduce audio in future, in which case I'll try it again.

Thanks anyway for your help.


Hi, this is the Spanish forum, for getting help with Spanish grammar, vocabulary, resources, etc. Could you please edit your original post and use the drop-down list at top left to change the topic from "Spanish" to "Troubleshooting"? That way it won't clutter up the Spanish forum, and the answers you get might help others who look in Troubleshooting for information on how Duolingo works.

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I have seen several other posts about audio in the Spanish course this morning.

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