Here's a great multilingual pronouncing dictionary

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LeonMire
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Post by LeonMire » April 28th, 2007, 11:36 pm

http://www.linguatec.net/onlineservices/voice_reader

It's amazing! You just type in any text, select the language, and it gives you the pronunciation! There's German, UK English, US English, French, Canadian French, Spanish, Mexican Spanish, Czech, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch and Chinese. You can even slow it down to 50% to catch what they're saying. Now, it's computer-generated, so there's going to be some margin of error, especially, as I read, with proper nouns. Plus I've been unable to get Chinese to work. But even so, I think it's really useful.
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Post by earthcalling » April 29th, 2007, 2:37 am

Leon,

What a star you are! Brilliant resource!

Before I'd read through your post, I jumped in and tried Chinese too, thinking 'There's no way this can work!'. It does work, but only if you input Chinese characters.

Try copying this sentence: 女人? 啊,原来是那种夜总会 - which means: "Women? Ah, so it was that kind of nightclub!" (Well, you never know when you may need to be able to say that).

Neat, huh?

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Post by KreepyKen » May 2nd, 2007, 4:31 pm

Just type in any text and get the pronunciation???

BRILLIANT!

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