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Audio on Quizlet

Quizlet currently supports 18 languages with text to speech (TTS) audio, allowing you to hear your terms and definitions spoken aloud. You can choose to play TTS audio in Flashcards, Spell, and Learn. Upgraded Quizlet Teachers can also enable audio in Quizlet Live games.

Supported languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
  • Portuguese
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Dutch
  • Greek
  • Swedish
  • Finnish
  • Romanian
If you're studying a language that does not have TTS support, you can upgrade to Quizlet Plus or Quizlet Teacher to add your own custom audio to your sets. 

Getting started

On a set page, select the speaker icon to play audio for both a term and a definition. Select the term or definition to hear audio read back only for that term or definition. 

To exclude text from being read aloud, place it in parentheses. For example, "cat (animal)" will be read as "cat." This is a great way to add notes, example sentences, or hints to accompany your terms and definitions. 


Why isn't some of my audio being read back?
Quizlet supports TTS audio for terms and definitions up to 300 characters in length. If your text is longer than 300 characters, TTS will not play back. If your terms and definitions are shorter than 300 characters, TTS likely isn't playing because we don't support the language(s) you selected on the Create Set page. 

Why does my audio sound weird?
You may have inadvertently selected the wrong language for your terms or definitions on the Create Set page. To fix that, go to your set page and select Edit. On the Create Set page, check the language(s) listed above your terms and definitions. 

If you don't have editing access to the set, make a copy and correct the language(s) on that new copy. 

My text isn't being pronounced correctly.
We license the TTS audio provided on the Quizlet website and apps from third parties, so we aren't able to change or modify pronunciations. 

How come audio isn't playing?
Check that audio is working on your computer by listening to this audio test file. Be sure to check that your speakers aren't muted!

If you can hear the audio test file and your speakers aren't muted, you may need to update your web browser or switch to a different one. Quizlet works best in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. If you're using Internet Explorer or Edge, check your browser's default security settings. Please note that Quizlet does not support TTS audio in Opera. 

Make sure you have the latest version of Flash installed. If you use a Flash blocker like Flashblock or Clicktoflash, make sure you add Quizlet to the whitelist.