First syllable of pronunciation sometimes missing

When doing lessons, I like to listen to the reading/pronunciation. However I’ve noticed that most of the times the first syllable is cut off for me, and I only hear them pronounce the end of the word. I was wondering if anyone else has this problem and knows a fix? Thanks.


It is probably your internet connection.
On vocab items, “J” will make the audio replay.
There is a little symbol in the right lower hand of the app that looks like a keyboard. Hitting this will tell you the keyboard shortcuts.
Good luck here at Wanikani!


I always get this when I play audio on my bluetooth speaker, but there is no issue when I play on the native speakers of my laptop or phone.

If you are on Ubuntu (or another Linux flavor) the solution might be here:

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