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When will Duolingo use the mic for me to speak? PLEASE HELP!!

I have been working on my German in Duolingo, and I have only been asked to speak into the mic once. I know this may sound like no big deal, but in order for someone to learn German they have to speak to remember the words.

June 15, 2018



Even me. Doesnt work for me bro.

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The speech recognition function is a bit iffy. are you using Chrome as browser? Have you maybe disabled your microphone?

Nothing keeps you from repeating everything that is said in German several times until you think you’re pronunciation comes close. But keep in mind that in most DL languages, it is a synthetic computer voice, not a real person talking to you.

There are plenty of very useful videos for people learning German on Youtube. Repeat everything they say. Try the Memrise German course. They use native speakers. Repeat everything they say until you’re happy with how you sound.


I do not use a chrome browser. Maybe I should try that. Danke!


If you're using Windows, Chrome is the only browser that supports a Microphone for Duolingo. Also, make sure the Microphone option is checked in your Account Settings.

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