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Audio is here!

January 13, 2011

By now, many of you have noticed the speaker icon that has appeared on your flashcards:

That little icon toggles our exciting new text-to-speech audio features - now you can hear your flashcard content spoken to you, thanks to our advanced multilingual text-to-speech software! This is the first phase of audio integration on Quizlet... and look for a new feature called “Speller” coming soon.

Click the audio icon to review your flashcards with sound.  In Learn mode, check the box that says “Speak It."

Instead of seeing the term or definition, audio will speak it for you - all you need to do is type in your answer.  If you didn’t hear it very well the first time, you can always click “replay” to hear the prompt again.

For now, we support audio in English, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese, and Korean, with other languages soon to come!

Audio works because of an automatic language detection feature.  Most of the time, we guess your language correctly, but sometimes you may have to manually override the language.  There are a couple of different places where you can change the language tags on your own sets:

on the set page at the top of the terms list -and at the bottom of the screen when you’re creating or editing a set.

Check out our audio FAQ page if you want to read more about these features:  How does audio work on Quizlet?

We hope you are as excited about audio as we are! As always, we welcome your feedback.

Comments

  1. Rachel

    i love computer generated voices, when they mis-pronounce stuff, it makes me laugh so hard :D

  2. Anonymous

    Yay Quizlet is getting better every day! :D

  3. Stephen

    In this case hourly :)

  4. yay

    I know it's so cool!

  5. Anonymous

    totally legit

  6. Panther

    The Spanish Accent is really good!! However the latin doesnt sound too great...

  7. Wonderful,

    Thank you so so so much. It is the best flashcard I have ever seen.
    Can I still listen to the sound after import to the iPAD Touchcard?

  8. Bobius

    This was my idea! Except I was thinking you would say the word but this is better! Don't beleive me? Comment #303 on Check out all the buzz around Quizlet this month! October 2010.

  9. unknown

    spanish is great! so helpful!! thanks!!

  10. :)

    pshhh this site is amazzzzing

  11. Michelle

    Amazingness. I told them the news was getting out-of-date and here it is, one day later after emailing me.

  12. Bao

    You guys are awesome!!!!! Thanks!!!!!

  13. ivclaoshi

    Thank you, you have made my dream come true. I cannot wait to share with my students.

  14. Ingeteacher

    Fantastic !! Thanks a lot

  15. Josh Greve

    Thank you!!!

  16. Anonymous

    awesomesauce. :-) love it thanks quizlet!

  17. you should make something that makes you speak the word next

  18. Jon

    Honestly, I wish you guys would concentrate on improving the UI instead of adding features like this.

  19. Phil Freo

    @Jon, how do you think the UI could be improved?

  20. Heyy

    wow what a great idea

  21. ctyonahl

    Love it!!!!

  22. ProfeDulaney

    Me encanta la voz! I love that my students can hear the pronunciation and I don't have to keep repeating it! Thanks:)

  23. twenty-four

    Great thing, waiting for more languages to come!

  24. 67

    this is awsome

  25. 67

    :)

  26. Monika

    I LOVE this feature! It helps me immensely with Spanish. What will you come up with next? (:

  27. suyana

    good gracious, computers learn really fast

  28. Thank you. My teachers give verbal tests

  29. Iceydude168

    Awesome! What languages are available?

  30. DCollins

    @icey.. it says
    English, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese, and Korean,

  31. avarori

    You help me a lot to teach my students! My favourite site ever. Waiting for French to come.

  32. Sra. Cotta

    The new audio feature is so helpful for my students! Keep up the good work! I would just ask for you to report scores in Test in both points and percentages. What do you think?

  33. David

    totally blown away... the korean voice is fantastic!!!

  34. David

    ok... just tried out a set and have a couple minor suggestions:
    1) speed control settings
    (slow, medium, fast-- or maybe a sliding dial)
    2) when speaking, ignore stuff in parenthesis
    (configuration check box)
    Great work guys!!!

  35. rooneyvarunv

    i think the audio is sweet! ~ i listened to the words so i know how 2 pronounce them! I think u should get more languages!
    Quizlet rocks!

  36. Heyy

    what about french and Latin??
    i need those but thanks

  37. Magoba Brian

    Truly, the best things in life are free.How this still manages to be free beats me. But why ask why? This SOOOOOOOOOOO beats guesstimating the correct pronunciations for the words we are trying to learn. Thanks a million!!!

  38. Hi

    okay..
    so... I did the sound thing but it didn't work
    can anyone help me
    i can't figure out how to do it
    i followed all the things they told me to do

  39. heyy

    this helps me pronounce my Spanish vocabulary, now my teacher can stop complaining

  40. pidude

    I really enjoy how quizlet always comes out with new features, but I would appreciate if the audio feature came out for German.

  41. billygoose

    I have always said that the only thing missing was audio. Now it is here. Spanish is almost perfect. I wonder if there is any thought to making the audio speed variable. Thank you very much.

  42. JGDenver

    Neato.

  43. studypixel

    OMG!! this is absolutley perfect! Because when i feel like studying, but not typing, ill just click the audio button and it will read it to me!!! Absolutley perfect! Great job Quizlet team!!!! BTW plz join my group Daily Questions- Answered!!!

  44. studypixel

    :)
    ;)
    :'o

  45. Mewtwo223

    I love the audio. You can actually understand the meaning of the words and how to say them. It helps pronouceate other languages so you can talk more fluently. I got to say you've outdone yourself Quizlet! :mrgreen: :) :D

    P.S. Best Wishes to the Staff who work so hard to keep this website running!
    :wink:

  46. Great idea, but I and a lot of other people want LATIN pronunciations.

  47. iwka

    Latin, Greek and Polish would be nice :-)
    Thanks!

  48. deeztx

    Great idea... but I wish there was a way to have it say both sides of the flash cards, perhaps adding a voice button in the flash card section above.... I like it.

  49. deeztx

    oh never mind ..... lololol. it helps to look first. :)

  50. Rodin

    This is great for spelling and foreign languages, where it can be self-defeating to see the written form of terms you are learning!!

    Please consider add the flexibility to
    * choose whether to speak one or both sides,
    and whether to repeat the question along with the answer;
    * choose how to designate text that should not be spoken.

    For example:
    When prompting user with question
    ( ) display text ( ) read text aloud ( ) display AND read
    When revealing correct answer
    ( ) display text ( ) read text aloud ( ) display AND read
    [ ] repeat reading question before reading answer
    [ ] Do not read text that is enclosed in
    [ ] Parenthesis e.g. (silent)
    [ ] Braces e.g. {silent}
    [ ] Other delimiters: Opening ___ Closing ___
    (e.g. /* silent */)

  51. Heyy

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  52. miners90

    awsome

  53. margarita

    THANKS!

  54. rooneyvarunv

    i think it already has latin!

  55. danny

    oh wow they say stuff, i thought they meant the person says the stuff then tey recognize it, but i guess i was wrong, wow, total letdown from quizlet.

  56. ctyonahl

    @Hi

    See here: http://quizlet.com/faqs/faq-how-does-audio-work-on-quizlet/

  57. Really?

    This is what Quizlet wastes its time with!

  58. YEAH BOII

    this is great, thanks a bunch

  59. Yolanda Alvarez

    Thank you,
    You did a great job.

  60. Yola

    You did a great job.

    Thank you very much.

  61. Jess

    Thank, I like this site, its going to help me build my vocabulary and look more deeply into the words that I already know. excellent!!!!!

  62. Yohan

    You guys are legite.

  63. Jessica

    Quizlet is getting better every time and I love when websites read things then you dont have to read and sometimes the voices are funny and sometimes they sound like robots!!!!!

  64. anonymous

    amazing, spanish vocab is so easy for oral exams now!

  65. ?

    OK?

  66. claybuilder

    more games

  67. JoeKim221

    Awesome! But it's still a little glitchy.... but it is funny when they mispronounce things. :D

  68. Caddie98

    That's really cool! Do they have French pronunciations?

  69. SHIZEEN

    This is an awesome new feature, but it would be a lot better if you had French!! French is not a phonetic language so it is really hard to know how to pronounce the words!! thanks!

  70. yoli

    what happened to french? It would be also nice to hear how words are properly pronounced in french.

  71. Anonymous

    Whoever came up with the idea to make the flashcards talk to you deserves a standing ovation. It helps a lot with foreign languages! Thank you Quizlet!!!! :)

  72. This site is wonderful I like that I can hear it and see it !!
    It helps me to say alot of the meds that I am studing !!! Thanks Quizlet!!!!!

  73. zoe

    love it! its great. i luv this site too

  74. Matt

    The audio is great but something is missing. O-Yeah, LATIN!!!!!! LATIN!!!!!! LATIN!!!!!! LATIN!!!!!! LATIN!!!!!! LATIN!!!!!! LATIN!!!!!! LATIN!!!!!! LATIN!!!!!! LATIN!!!!!! LATIN!!!!!! LATIN!!!!!! LATIN!!!!!! LATIN!!!!!! The root of all western languages!! HOW CAN YOU NOT HAVE IT! Plz get latin up ASP! Thankyou. LATIN!!!!!!

  75. Max

    I love how the voices sound. its pretty cool.... and wicked funny!

  76. Max

    Hey as long as you have spanish, im good.

  77. erin

    @anonymous (#64)- thats a good point! I never even thought about that. My teacher gives us a list of the possible spanish questions so now i can actually hear "her" ask them!

  78. Yokohama_soei

    Incredible! Can't wait to show this to my student!

  79. Angolinda

    Thanks a lot. I love it!!!!

  80. 12345678910

    this is a good thing to have on quiz let to help out the people

  81. mary s

    it pronounces some of the medical terms better than me

  82. Debbie

    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Love Quizlet

  83. Sra. Harrington

    This is so fabulous! I've been teaching language for almost 9 years and I wish I could have had access to this since the beginning! My students love it! And her accent in Spanish is great.

  84. Thanks for adding audio. Great job! I love quizlet. Suggestion: Could you please add audio to the test section? It will hel so much. Thank you again for the great job!

  85. Andrew Sutherland

    @Anonymous: how would you envision that to work? On the written questions, just having a audio icon you had to click on?

  86. Omg

    I mean it doesn't work like on any of my computers

  87. erin

    @Andrew Sutherland: that would work or it could be like the "learn" is so you can't see the question at all.

  88. innertree

    cool u can make the computer say some pretty funny things! :-)

  89. Neal

    Nice Job, Quizlet. Very useful tool.

  90. allie

    looooooovee it. good one quizlet

  91. Spence

    The voice isn't that good at rocognizing words but im sure that quizlet will fix it

  92. Anonymous

    This is so helpful! I especially love how the flashcards can tell what language the words are in and have the accent in the voice for it! :)

  93. Jenita

    Keep up the good work guys! You are doing an awesome job with this website.

  94. cool! This site helps a lot

  95. Laurel

    Great idea, I absolutely love it!

  96. SentAsha

    This feature is GRANDTASTIC!

  97. mitchell

    kool boring

  98. mitchell

    i am soo hungry

  99. mitchell

    hungry

  100. somedudenamedmilan

    100th comment!

  101. somedudenamedmilan

    and mitchell is hungry if you havent noticed

  102. Anonomyonous lololol

    102. lol

  103. .........................................

    fix the mispronounciations (CANT SPELL idunno)

  104. Brady

    Hey everybody go to my page wertzwoman14

  105. spanishstudentinsd

    This is amazing. Accent is great!

  106. LOLgirl

    I first didn't think it was any big deal, and then I tried it out and it rocked! It really helps with my Spanish! Thank you Quizlet!

  107. Awesome!!

    Quizlet gets better and better!!! :D

  108. Michael

    I'd say it needs a bit more work. It's pretty bad at pronouncing certain words that derive from other languages, etc...

  109. Chantal

    This is SWEET and AWESOME! I wish it could pronounce the words in different languages...! But way to go !

  110. Riley

    Awesome!!!! :D

  111. Sey

    THIS IS GREAT FOR ME

  112. :):):):

  113. MP

    been lookin for one and thank GOD! it made my studying alot easier!

  114. Susu

    wow this is gr8! now it'll make studying my german stuff a lot easier!

  115. this is great

  116. when i use audio on quizlet it works for everything else except in learn mode

  117. Marvin

    Awesome! I love Quizlet!!

  118. GKnight

    I can't wait until you enable audio in French! Quelle bonne id

  119. Wyndcroft

    love this! saved my life!!!!
    i love you andrew!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

  120. Brandon

    I love it but i think you should put it on the test as well. :(
    Other than that it looks great

    p.s. New video on Youtube - Battle of naboo

  121. me

    wow. this is top-notch. really helps me. read. listen. type. all the things that i really need to learn vocab. go quizlet!!! ya ya! :) yeah ya'll should put it on the test too!

  122. frannyjuly12

    Oh. thats a relief. now if you dont know that word, you can always use the audio!

  123. Majd

    Wonderful ..that's a great update and very important addition to Quizlet we always looking for.
    Thank you Quizlet, thank you for making the learning more interesting!

  124. annonymous

    luv itt! thnx guyss :)

  125. Tatiana

    It's awesome. Now I don't need to record the words myself and everything is in one place. Great! Thanks a lot.

  126. supasexy

    yea its so cool

  127. victoria

    Please Please put GERMAN and FRENCH!!!

  128. This is absolutely wonderful. Many other sites offer audio but you have to spend the time recording each piece of audio yourself. Thank you so much for listening to the users of your product. I am a VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER!!

  129. William

    =D Finally something to help me with school considering i love to talk

  130. Caroline

    oh my god!!!finally!! :D

  131. Caroline

    :D D: X( >.< lol random faces!!!

  132. Awesome! hope you do German and Hindi

  133. sexy

    heyyyyy thx awesommme<3

  134. me and nobody else

    i like to put in random stuff and listen to it voice is ze best!!!

  135. Rho diggity

    Lov this site, lov it even more now!! Thanx soooooo much! Fantastical!!

  136. osubcs

    I really like the idea. It helps with spanish a lot. Thanks!!!

  137. Paul G

    Great - When will French follow?

  138. That is pretty cool! :D

  139. Anonymous

    quizletttt is MY LIFE! haha i lovee it (:

  140. Anonymous

    i actually shouted out loud when i was playing the space gamee thats when you know you are addictedd(: butt now i can type A LOTTT fasterrr thanks quizlet x10000000000

  141. Anonymous

    ohhh and the audio is good too (: hahahaha ^^^^

  142. Anonymous

    I absolutely love the audio. Especially when I'm studying for an oral evaluation, in Spanish, the audio is really helpful because I won't be able to see the word on the paper, so I shouldn't be able to see it on the screen. It would be even better if I could say the answer, which would fully prepare me for an oral evaluation, but this is the next best thing. A wonderful idea!

  143. Bleep

    Good Job

  144. 12345

    I LOVE QUIZLET

    AND EGGROLLS

    AND TACOS

    AND RAMEN NOODLES

  145. if you were smart you would not need it

    THINK!

  146. 50 CENT

    QUIZLET is cool i like it.........

  147. Lizzy

    I actually like the whole idea of quizlet requiring audio to some of the lessons because you can interact with the words and your vocabulary...... And really that is ALL I have to say so I love you quiz bye

  148. Bryan

    I actually like the whole idea of quizlet requiring audio to some of the lessons because you can interact with the words and your vocabulary...... And really that is ALL I have to say so I love you quiz bye

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  150. cool beans it helps alot with those annoying gods and goddeses names their pronounciation is so hardddd

  151. finally talking Spanish cards sooo will be helpful in Spanish class next year

  152. Tina

    I AM LOVING THIS! THIS IS GOING TO HELP WITH SPANISH!

  153. YES

    The new audio addition to quizlet is amazing! Verbal study always helps me!

  154. petrob

    HI!

    This new audio feature is exactly what I was dreaming of and it is so fantastic that it spurred my fantasy to run wild and started to imagine how it could be used even better!
    If there was an auto-play - loop play setting then one could listen to a whole set from the loudspeakers while doing something different, or even better make an mp3 file and take it with him to listen together with the printed sheet of the words !
    Now if a sentence is longer than a few words there is a noticeable break before the second part is read. The auto play functionality could also be used to go through the whole set first and play it from RAM memory next time in perfect quality!

  155. weedey

    Awesome! Thank You!

  156. Aleta

    Awesome!! I love Quizlet, and audio makes it even better. Great Job!!!

  157. great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  158. kaze_no_gotoku

    would be cool if we could upload our own audio files though - and it would be truly a relief to disable audio for on of the card's side. i find it disgusting to listen to english when i want to train japanese. distracts me to no end.

  159. Tina

    Yeah, that would be sweet!

  160. Rosemary Dunn

    Love the audio- except I need it in french? Thanks :D your advid quizlette

  161. Jaz13

    I agree with petrob. "Auto play loop" could be as simple as a "play all" button. OR you could have an all inclusive "play all" button that would automatically flip through your cards as well as speak them. That way I wouldn't have to click to move to the next flash card each time.

    I'd like to be able to control how quickly she's speaking too. I found myself inserting lots of excess commas so that I could really hear what she was saying.

    Also, if I have too many words on one flash card (with the name and that person's quote on one side) she will say the name and not read anything more. I could solve this easily by breaking up my lengthy quotes into multiple flash cards, but if she'd just read it all that would be great too.

  162. More games!

  163. Julie

    Is there any way to add our own audio files? I have mp3s to go with vocabulary already and I'd like to use them. How about a flash player? Can I use HTML coding to add a small player for mp3s that are already hosted somewhere else?

  164. Anonymous

    find the audio a good help just one problem or request. In learn when she says the term or definition can we just say what the answer instead of typing it? Thnx if you do that!!!

  165. fullofgiggles8

    I love the Spanish accent!!! It is absolutely PERFECTION!! Please, pretty please add French as soon as you can, it would totally help me out even more <3 I ABSOLUTELY adore QUIZLET!! My lifesaver <3

  166. sam

    dude- saying it a billion times isnt gonna be any more effective than saying it ONCE!

  167. R

    Heyyy i love quizlet has helped me because now i have been getting A+ on my vocab yay!!!! :):)

  168. jopp65

    A nice idea, though, like Julie (post 165) I would love to be able to add my own audio

  169. abcdefgj

    is there a way to download the audio on your ipod??

  170. Nicolas

    This is great, now we need it in French.

  171. Ryan L

    French and Portuguese PLEASE thank you!

  172. Mike E

    Great job quizlet!
    I agree with needing to add a continuous auto play so you can listen without having to click "next."
    Maybe lay in bed and listen to flashcards instead of reading them? Just a suggestion...

  173. testosterone

    Congratulations on having one of the most sophisticated blogs I've came across in some time! Its just incredible how much you can take away from something simply because of how visually beautiful it is. Youve put together a great blog space great graphics, videos, layout. quizlet.com is definitely a must-see blog!

  174. formilerd

    Nice post. I was checking out regularly this website and I am shocked! Beneficial information especially the leftover area I manage these types of tips a lot. I'd been in search of that data for a long period. Appreciate it and also with success.

  175. cnanjo 

    Just discovered Quizlet. It is great! I would also recommend supporting the upload of audio from A+Pro in those cases where we have recorded sounds.

  176. Mahimoto 

    You should add a thing where you can record a voice saying the word and defintion

  177. ProudArmyMom 

    I wish she talked slower :(

  178. MsLatinTeacher 

    Can you add Latin to the supported languages?

  179. altsysrq 

    Why is there still no audio loop?

  180. altsysrq 

    Seriously; audio loop for a bunch of cards! Integrate this feature. You could listen to cards while driving, doing house work, while at work, in meetings, just before sleep. I would pay for this in a phone app! I am sure many other people would too. No other app that I have found does this. Quizlet would blow all other flash card apps away if this were integrated.

  181. luckylee_1985 

    please add, persian farsi. or allow users to upload sound files to their flashcards

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