Speech Blocks

Overview

Speech blocks allow you to incorporate spoken language or text-to-speech functionality into your app. You can use these blocks to make your app speak specific messages, responses, or user inputs aloud, enhancing accessibility and interaction for users who prefer or require auditory cues. By utilizing speech blocks, you enable your app to communicate verbally with users, providing information or instructions in a spoken format.

Text-to-Speech

The "say [text] in [language]" block reads a piece of text aloud in a specified language.

Please refer to IETF BCP 47 to see valid codes.

Video Tutorial

How to Create a Text-to-Speech App in Thunkable

Incorporating text-to-speech functionality brings written words to life by converting them into spoken audio. In this tutorial, weโ€™ll add text-to-speech functionality to a translation app.

Template app:

  1. Click Copy Project in the upper right.

Translation

The "translate" block translates text from one language to another. It is powered by Yandex.

Video Tutorial

How to Build a Translation App in Thunkable

In this tutorial, weโ€™ll build a translation app that translates the userโ€™s text input from one language to another.

Recognize Speech

The "recognize speech" block recognizes the language of a piece of audio. It returns a text transcription of the speech.

It is a known limitation that the "recognize speech" block doesn't return the last word on Android devices.

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