Pronunciation exercise error

There’s something wrong with the pronunciation skills, it always says (mmm… Not quite) when I record, so I tried recording the original audio and I had the same result, so it’s not recording right or I don’t know…


@MemriseSupport: can you assist, please?

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I have noticed this today as well. It wasn’t with all words, but I got three easy pronunciation words wrong (genki, abunai, and hee). Excuse my inability to post the Japanese equivalents as I am on my phone.

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I have the same issue… Words I’ve encountered with this are 兄 and なんでもいいですよ.

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I’ve been having the same issue. I use it on my phone (Google Pixel 4a), and every word containing a “い” sound will give me the “not quite”.

Hi all,

Sorry to have missed this.

Can you please confirm the course, level, and item(s) this happens with? If you could also let us know which device you are using, which OS you are running and which version of Memrise you are using (you can find this information at the bottom of your Settings in the app), that would be great.

Many thanks,
Memrise team


Hi all,

Just a note to say that we are now tracking this bug in Known Android Bugs and Known iOS Bugs.

The Japanese items mentioned above have been added to the bug report and our Japanese language specialist will look into them as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience,
Memrise team


I can add another word that is giving me problems with pronunciation: 知る (Japanese 1, Android, 2.94_25040_memrise). When I listen to the example pronunciation and compare it to my own, there’s very little difference, but the exercise will not accept it.

I also have encountered other problems but I have been having a login issue for quite some time so I could not report them.

Hi @jaimehlers91, thank you for raising this. We’ve added that item to the bug report. Regarding the login issue, could you contact the Support team via, so that we can investigate this for you? Thanks :slightly_smiling_face:


I have been in contact with them for months now.

Ah apologies @jaimehlers91, I can see you are in touch with us via email. We’ve just sent a message with some instructions for screen recording, which will hopefully allow us to see the issue more clearly. Do get back to us when you can :slightly_smiling_face:


Here’s additional pronunciation issues from Japanese 1.


Thank you, these have been added!


Additional issues from J1:

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  • Description of the issue: in German for English speakers course, some words do not recognize pronunciation and mark correct pronunciation as wrong. If I play back what it recorded of my attempt, it sounds just like the pronunciation from the example in the course itself. I’ve noticed it with the German words for 1945, 1000, 2000, 2019. There were one or two in the holiday survival kit as well but I can’t recall which it was. No matter how many times I repeat the word and try to tweak my pronunciation it doesn’t help.

  • Your device make and model apple iphone se (2020)

  • OS versioniOS 14.4.2

  • Memrise app version assuming I have the right number… v 2021.4.26.35801

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Hi @bloodxpoursxforth, I’ve moved your report here as this is a bug we are aware of and are tracking in this thread :slightly_smiling_face:


Not sure if this is japanese specific, but seeming as Memrise Support are on this thread and there is a German for English course…

  • Description of the issue: in Icelandic 1, I am attempting the pronunciation exercises. A lot of them are fine, and some I have to tweak how I say to get it perfect. I could not get “þu hefur fallegan hreim” to work. I then recorded it from the example and played it back. That also failed. It is the primary reason I purchased Memrise, and is frustrating, to say the least, when you can’t get it correct after 20-30 tries. There is no indication of where the problem lies. Which word it is, or which part of the word is incorrect.

  • Your device make and model: Samsung Galaxy S21 5G SM-G991B

  • OS Version: Android version 11

  • Memrise app version: 2021.8.24.0

Hi @svartalfar66, thanks for your post. Unfortunately, Icelandic 1 is an old Memrise course which is no longer supported. As such, though you can still access it, it may contain errors or not work as intended as you have experienced. We’re really sorry that your learning is affected by this. If you do wish to request a refund for your purchase, please see Memrise.


I noticed a similar issue in Polish 2.
It seems all the phrases containing numbers are not recognized no matter how to pronounce them. And all other words/phrases are fine, so this is not just my bad pronunciation.

Memrise version: 2021.9.22.0
Device: Xiaomi Redmi 9
Android 10.

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That seems to be the case indeed. We’re currently investigating the issue on our end and hope to have a solution available asap.

In the meanwhile, please consider learning items in a different level :slightly_smiling_face:

Thanks for your patience!