Need help starting a project, with audio response to voice commands

Hello.

I want to create a project where arduino can answer a few set questions. I am a huge novice, but all my research has shown that this project has not been accomplished yet.

I have seen projects where (1) the arduino can "speak" using a speaker attachment or (2) the arduino can respond to a voice command. However, I have not seen a project where a voice command is responded to with an auditory answer.

Pretty much, I need help combining 2 pretty simple projects and I do not even know where to start. I hope this interests someone enough to want to help me.

Thanks!

It wouldn't even have to be complex, maybe just 10 answers to 10 simple questions. The bot doesn't need logic, just the ability to have a few discrete answers to a few discrete questions.

The Arduino itself cannot do voice recognition. You will need a separate voice recognition module for that.

I need help combining 2 pretty simple projects

Neither are simple.

but all my research has shown that this project has not been accomplished yet.

There is a good reason for that.

Too hard !