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."
Click on the speaker icon to activate audio on your flashcards. You can also click the speaker icon down below in your list of terms to hear each term and definition individually.
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)
We expect to support more languages soon. Click to request another language you'd like to hear on Quizlet and we'll notify you when it becomes available.
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 main Flashcard page. In the set below, if you wanted to change the language from "Spanish" you would click on "not Spanish" to see a dropdown list of all the language options.
Make sure you have the correct language selected or audio won't work correctly.
Step 1: Speaker Icons
Do you see little speaker icons next to your terms and definitions and at the top of the page? 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"), there's no text (image-only definition), or 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.