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How audio works on Quizlet

Quizlet uses advanced text-to-speech software for its audio, which allows you to hear your terms and defintions as you study. We support audio for 18 different languages and for text up to 300 characters in length.

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Click on any term or definition on a setpage to activate audio. You can also click the speaker icon on the right.


The pronunciations are usually accurate, but click to report an incorrect pronunciation or problematic audio clip. *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."

Supported 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 strange or 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 change it on the Edit page if it's a set you've created.


Step 1: Check to see if Quizlet audio is enabled

If you hover over the term or definition text on the set page, is it clickable? If audio is enabled, you will be able to click it and see the text highlight in blue. If not, audio is not enabled.

audio highlight

This could be because you entered terms in a language we do not support, or because the text is too long (over 300 characters). Here is what 301 characters looks like:

301 smaller

Step 2: Check audio on your computer

Find out if you can get audio on 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 3: 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 4: 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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