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How audio works on Quizlet

Quizlet uses advanced text-to-speech software for its audio. All content in our supported languages will work automatically based on your written terms and definitions.

If you want to exclude certain content from audio, use parentheses and it will be ignored. For example, "cat (cat)" is spoken simply as "cat."

Get Started

Click on any term or definition on a setpage to activate audio. You can also click the speaker icon that appears on hover for each term/definition pair.

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The pronunciations are usually (not always) accurate. Click to report an incorrect pronunciation or problematic audio clip.

Supported Languages

Currently, Quizlet supports audio for the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
  • Portuguese
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Polish
  • Dutch
  • Greek (Modern)
  • Swedish
  • Finnish
  • Romanian

Click to request another language you'd like to hear on Quizlet.

Selecting the right language

If the audio sounds incorrect, it may be simply that the flashcard set is tagged with the wrong language. To check, look at the language listed on the Info tab. If it's incorrect, you can go change it on the Edit page.

Troubleshooting

Step 1: Yellow highlight of text on hover

When you hover over the term or definition on the set page, does it become highlighted? If not, audio is not enabled. This could be because you entered terms in a language we do not support, or the languages tagged to the set might just be wrong (see above "How do you know which language my set is in"). It is also possible that the text is too long to support audio.

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Step 2: Audio on Your Computer

Find out if you can get any sets to work. Try U.S. State Capitals to see if audio works for you there.

If audio works for you, but only on some sets or terms and not others, please click to report a term with bad audio.

If the audio doesn't work on that set, try going directly to this audio test file.

Step 3: Web Browser

  • Use a web browser like Chrome, Safari, or Firefox and make sure it's up-to-date
  • If you use Internet Explorer, make sure you have the default JavaScript security settings in place. Try Tools ->Internet Options->Security->"Reset all zones to default level"

Step 4: Check Flash

  • Make sure you have the most updated version of Flash
  • If you're using Flashblock or ClickToFlash, add Quizlet to its whitelist
  • If you're on iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad) Flash is not required

Step 5: Contact Us

If you've tried all the steps above and are still having problems, contact us with any errors you're seeing.

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