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

[Feature Request] Let every correct solution be read out loud after the question.

Hey, really good job with Duolingo so far, I really like it!

Nevertheless, I'm a very audio-focused student and I think I'm not alone here, so what about an option in the settings "read out loud every solution"?

I can already listen to the "Listen and type in " questions, but I think adding this option to every kind of question would be even better :)

June 6, 2013

13 Comments


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

I also like to hear the correct pronunciation in all cases. Did you realize that you can hear the pronunciation for every sentence on a case by case basis? It takes two extra mouse clicks. First answer the question and click the "check" button. Then click the "discuss sentence" button that appears. Then click the speaker icon that appears in the discussion popup window. [Unfortunately the speaker icon doesn't seem to work in some cases. This seems to be a bug in Duolingo.]


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

Wow didn't know that. Thanks! Obviously this is only a work around (a very helpful though).


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

I completely agree. I love duolingo but would like more options built in for listening and repeating more. I often click through to "discuss sentence" JUST to be able to listen to the phrase or sentence. I would LOVE for the button to play the sentence to be located on the front page, so I don't have to click through all the time. Please please please??


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

I agree, hearing even more would be better. Another thing that might be helpful is being shown other possible correct answers even when you get it right.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BillJackso9

6 years and still not implemented? Please allow every "Speak" icon to work after answering a question, without having to first enter the Discussion to again hear Duolingo speak the phrase. Thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

@BillJackso9

You can do part of that for A) your selected multiple-choice answer option and B) for L1 English -> L2 target language (e.g. French) translations

How?

On the (full desktop) web portal with the help of Camilo's userscript "Duolingo Tree Enhancer":

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/19654789/Userscript-Tree-Enhancer

It also works for the shown alternative correct answer solutions at the bottom of the panel.

In another thread it was requested to be able to select each of the three multiple-choice options and to hear the audio; this is not yet implemented because of the nonsense in those other options.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BillJackso9

Thank you for your response and the info. I normally use the Duolingo app on an iPhone and would really like to see the “Speak” button work after every question to improve both my listening and speaking.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

@BillJackso9

Quote: I normally use the Duolingo app on an iPhone and would really like to see the “Speak” button work after every question

Staff is often quite slow in accepting suggestions or feature requests about fixing the simplest prio 1 code bugs.

We do not even have that feature on the web portal, and you want it on the mobile app.

You can directly ask Dr. Luis von Ahn and his team here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28202855/What-changes-would-you-like-to-see

To make it possible, EVERY sentence needs to have a audio file which can be played to thousands of users and which was previously recorded with their 3rd party TTS library.

So basically they would have to send ALL of their shown sentences to the recording and also link those files in the Duolingo lessons/practice exercises.

There are many L2 target -> L1 native/English translations where the audio is played on the left side (speaker play button).

But for the rest of the translations or multiple-choice and alternative answers this probably is not the case...I am just wildly guessing here.

This is one of the reasons that I think you will not be that much successful in commiting your L2 target language audio play feature request.

..(...)..

Tampermonkey works quite good on the web portal with a standard browser like Chrome/Firefox but lacks mobile website support.

I can't even tell you if you might be successful in getting Violentmonkey working as an addon to the Firefox or Chrome apps.

I definitely think that the short-term workaround solution for us users is to try to get Camilo's TTS userscript running on an mobile browser and with some addon that works.

I don't think that the audio rerecording and file linkings and embedding into the mobile app is anything which can be easily accomplished.

If I were you, I would not waste my energy into this.

The much better solution for Romance / Germanic languages is to use the www.duolingo.com website (mobile or full desktop mode) with typing instead of the mobile tapping app.

Maybe another addon than Violentmonkey supports the mobile browser integration too....I really can't try it out currently on this old system with corrupted RAM module, sorry.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BillJackso9

Didn’t mean to ruffle your feathers. I was just asking if the Speaker icon in the iOS app that is presented at the start of an exercise, could be enabled to function after a question is answered. On some questions this is allowed, but in others it is not, and one has to enter the discussion to play the phrase again.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

Use Google Chrome V77/V78 or Mozilla Firefox Quantum as the browsers on your computer (desktop mode).

Tampermonkey or Violentmonkey will work that way.

For mobile browser support I first have to do some tests with Violentmonkey myself.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ckyle8

I have to agree. I make a point of trying to vocalize the answer regardless of whether the program does it for me, but hearing the answer every time would be a great help in getting the pronunciation and rhythm of the words and sentences correct.


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

I agree, this is a really good suggestion. And thanks for the advice to hear it over the discussion button.

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