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."
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.
The pronunciations are usually (not always) accurate. Click to report an incorrect pronunciation or problematic audio clip.
Currently, Quizlet supports audio for the following languages:
- Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
- Greek (Modern)
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.
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.
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. Note: we serve audio from "v.quizlet.com" even though the rest of Quizlet is from "quizlet.com". If this audio test file does not load then there's a strong chance that your network administrator may need to "allow" access to subdomains. This is often the case in schools with whitelist-based filtering software.
Step 3: Web Browser
- Use a web browser like Chrome, Safari, or Firefox and make sure it's up-to-date
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.