https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo

Esperanto listening comprehension not working?

amuzulo
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I've heard from some people that they weren't getting listening comprehension exercises in Esperanto. If you're not getting listening comprehension exercises in Esperanto, but are getting them in other languages on Duolingo, please leave a comment here. I'm currently talking with developers at Duolingo and we're trying to figure out what's happening... thanks!

3 years ago

65 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/sheldolina
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This is happening for me - I did the entire tree twice and never once got a listening exercise, while I was getting them without problems in my other courses. They don't come up in strengthening exercises either.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
amuzulo
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You did the tree twice?! I'm impressed!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chalybeous

I haven't been getting them either. I figured it was because the course was in beta. It would be wonderful if we could get listening comprehension exercises!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PotatoSanta
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I thought they just weren't added. Why don't you post up somewhere what exercises should be available and we can see what we're missing?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jim3cantos
jim3cantos
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Probably is something automatic having the voice recorded for any phrase in Esperanto.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nkosi
nkosi
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I never got one. Also @candicehart hasn't gotten one either. We thought that it was just a beta thing.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seveer
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+1 Never seen one.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seveer
seveer
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Just an update that this finally started appearing in my exercises this evening! Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LunjoTO

I got one in an early lesson, so just one occasion on the day Esperanto was introduced, then none for the rest of the tree or in any subsequent strengthening session.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackmchugh12

I get them in Every language but the Esperanto tree. However, in the Esperanto Quiz tests i get them.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/czarna_kapibara

Same here.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thraenthraen
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I get them in other courses. Never once in Esperanto. I didn't even know we were supposed to have them.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bo._.jun

same here

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ashbolt
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I have also never got one in Esperanto, but I have in other courses.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/axodys
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I haven't ever received any in my Esperanto tree, but definitely have in my Spanish tree in the past (although I haven't worked on it recently).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jim3cantos
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Same problem here

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jim3cantos
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The other question is: are they working for anyone?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaArakido
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I don't get them in Esperanto either but always in Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bo._.jun

any update on this?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vikungen

Soon done with all of the tree and have not gotten one listening comprehension exercise. I do get them in French.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ceitkate

I have them in French but not esperanto

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KateVinee
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I'm raising my hand. I get listening exercises in French, but never in Esperanto.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kreilyn
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Moost of the words I've learned in the Esperanto course do not have sounds. What I mean is (my tree) does not have any sound!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42
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I wasn't getting them before, but I've been neglecting my poor Esperanto tree, so I'm not positive that this still the case.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PonyDesu
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I'm leaving a comment.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mamemame187

I don't believe I've been getting them. I get them in all other languages.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Platypus01

I' musing the iOS app and I don't get any listening comprehension. Or speaking ones either. I get both in the Italian tree.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/j0han0
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The only times I have had listening comprehension exercises is when doing a progress quiz.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Butono14
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I am in this category. I get listening comprehension excercises in Portuguese (for English speakers) but I have never seen one in the current beta version of Esperanto.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psifish
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I had them in Spanish, French, German and Swedish the day before Esperanto was released. I don't have them in Esperanto.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WahahaDrills
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I'm not getting them and I just passed the final checkpoint a few lessons ago. I thought that it was just because the course was in beta. I get them in everything else.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TranVanHaiNam
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Since I started my Esperanto course, I've never meet any listening exercise. I'm really wondering why, too.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jbailey88
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Me!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jaydenhuck
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I did for some of the starting lessons but not past the 4th branch. I don't even get the speech bubble thing that lets me replay the recording. I hope it's an easy fix :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aquwa
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I haven't gotten them because I assumed that it was part of it being it beta--along with speaking exercises as well. EDIT: I have been receiving them in the Spanish language tree, and I do remember getting them in the Esperanto progress quiz.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KPatrickWV
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I have only had them in the progress test, not in the lessons or refreshers. I've used both mobile-browser and web-browser.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/benjaib

It doesn't work for me either.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/darth10ter
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I never see any listening exercises in esperanto either. Not all of the esperanto sentences are spoken, but I'm pretty sure this is because they have not all been individually recorded yet, right?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fehmican

I don't get them too.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Junia9

This is me too. When I was doing German and Spanish, I got listening exercises, but I never have had any in Esperanto. I did the quiz twice though, and got listening exercises in it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BenLubar

I'm getting "say this sentence into your microphone" for Ukranian (but not Esperanto) and "here are some words that are both on screen and read aloud" for both, but I have a feeling listening comprehension would be "write the words you hear" and I haven't gotten any of that on either language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/heylucc
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Well, I'm not getting them. I didn't mind because I thought they didn't exist in Esperanto due to it using a real recorded voice, not TTS. But now I want it!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JimLNA
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I do not get them in Esperanto, but I do get them in Spanish and Portuguese (though for Portuguese I only get them on my laptop for whatever reason). Thanks a ton for your constant and relentless efforts to make this Esperanto course so awesome!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CuriousAtanaa

Hi Amuzulo, I have this problem. I'm not currently doing any other courses but I have been able to access listening exercises in them in the past. None show up in Esperanto though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/junelac
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Happens here. I just finished the tree without having got one listening exercise.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yamtarda
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Nope, not getting them either :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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The only time I definitely got listening exercises was in the placement test. I'm not sure, but I might have got them in the progress test? I can't remember for definite either way. I've never had any doing lessons, and have in other languages.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luko.
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I have that problem, I have never that exercise in esperanto, but it is allowed in settings, and it works for french from spanish

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RikSha
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So far no listening comprehension exercises in Esperanto :( Also sometimes the voice autoplay does not do its job and in those cases the sound symbol never shows up. Word pronunciation (hovering over a word) has never worked.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BenLubar

I was under the impression that the sound wasn't there on some of the exercises because it wanted to train reading. When there is a speaker icon, the autoplay sometimes plays multiple times or is very delayed, but I assumed that was because of my terrible internet connection.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RikSha
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Esperanto is the only course where autoplay doesn't work all the time, so it doesn't seem intentional. Delayed autoplay sounds like a connection problem to me too.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MollyAFM

I haven't gotten any listening exercises in the Esperanto tree. I thought it was just a beta thing :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nicole_USA

I'm the same as everyone else. I get listening comprehension in German but not Esperanto.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shannonrothe
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I don't have any listening exercises either!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/keirwilliams

I’ve never had any speaking or listening exercises.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chives_Yo

I got a couple during the placement test at the beginning, but not since then.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Epic_Steve
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Me neither. Got them in the other languages, though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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I just assumed this course didn't have them for some reason. I'm a few skills away from finishing and have never gotten a listening exercise.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maanlufsen
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Not working for me either, although I have had them in Swedish and Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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I just realized that I didn't have them either by reading this post. I'm not far in the tree though, and being conscious it's still in beta, I didn't think much of it so far.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Siljami
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No listening comprehension exercises for me either during the whole tree.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jefusan
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I never got a listening comprehension exercise on my iPhone or on my desktop.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bo._.jun

add me to the list of people who never got them. I been try to listen to Esperanto radio but given that my listening comprehension is so bad I can only get a few wheres here and there. Any chance that this will be fix soon?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lil.boxer
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Hi Chuck, do you have any update on this? Is it going to happen, not going to happen, or are they just going to ignore it like the rest of the issues with the site? Hopefully you have the inside track to somebody there as I can't even find a feedback address for sending in bug reports, we seem to be limited to reporting sentence issues to the team. :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BafouillCharabia

Hi, I hope you still receive messages ! I can't hear the comprehension exercises. ... even 3 years after your post. That's especially a problem when I want to use the key. Because if I don't hear, I can't answer, so 4 "wrongs" come and I have to do it again. Esperanto is easy, I can't spend time for nothing lesson by lesson, I would really enjoy to be able to hear to go my own rythm.

At least, add a button "I can't hear now", as well it exists "I can't speak now", so it will jump to the next questions without considering the answer as Wrong.

Thank you very much.

2 weeks ago
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