https://www.duolingo.com/jsbender

Audio translations?

Who else would like to have audio translations to do? They could have each sentence be a separate Spanish audio file that would play, and then we could type the English translation. That could be used as the English transcript or subtitles for the Spanish radio or TV program it comes from.

May 4, 2012

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

This is on the roadmap, but not for a while.

August 6, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/angiedaytripper

I don't think my Spanish is good enough but it sounds a great idea. I would like a place by translations so that the more able could add insights or answer questions as we can with lessons. I think it would add interest and help us learn.

May 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/xoviat

I think that this is really needed. Understanding syntax and formulating sentences is one part of learning a language, but the other very important part is developing an understanding to be able to decipher spoken words.

A great solution to this problem would just be to add a "transcription" page, where people transcribe audio into the written language. This would only require copying the current "translation" document pages and substituting the original text part for an audio file. After the audio is transcribed, you can simply re-import the page into the "translations" part of the platform.

Just as you plan to sell the translations in the future, you could sell transcriptions and translations of audio files. You may even be able to sell this service to youtube; they have an automated transcriber but it is not very accurate.

August 6, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/dihyun

that would be awesome once i get good enough ;)

May 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/jsbender

That's a great idea. If every single sentence could have its own space for questions and insights, that would be great but might make the page kind of sluggish in loading. Maybe just one space per article for discussing the tricky parts.

May 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/xoviat

Okay.

August 6, 2012
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