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Old April 06, 2010, 11:25 PM
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Any 'pronouncing' sites on the Net?

Does anyone know of any sites on the Net that has tons of Spanish words where you can just click on a word and get the pronunciation? All I'm looking for is pronunciations, not definitions, something quick and easy.
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Old April 07, 2010, 04:09 AM
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Well, there aren't tons of words here, but a few. But I think it could be interesting.

You can listen many words in wordreference.com
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Old April 07, 2010, 09:22 AM
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I'm not sure what that is. Any instructions?
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Old April 07, 2010, 09:53 AM
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Try acapela. You select a voice (scroll down for Spanish, and select whether you want to listen to a guy or a gal). Then, type in the text you want the voice to say.
The pronunciation is very good.

If you want one word at a time: http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/
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Old April 07, 2010, 02:01 PM
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In Acapela I don't see a way to change the voice to Spanish (they're all English). They all pronounced 'futbol' as 'futebowl'. And I didn't find an audio for the dictionary.
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Old April 07, 2010, 03:57 PM
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For Acapela, there's a scroll bar on the list of voices. The English voices are at the top of the list. There are several different voices further down the list.

For spanishdict.com, the audio icon appears to the right of the translated words, or at least that's what I see using IE and FireFox.
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Old April 07, 2010, 04:13 PM
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I'm using Firefox and in Acapela I see no choices but the 5 English voices in the Menu. There's no menu with a Spanish option.
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I just tried it in Firefox, and I still see the scroll bar. Make sure you're seeing a scroll bar. It has an up arrow at the top of the bar. It has a down arrow at the bottom. There's a white bar in between the two arrows. In the white bar, there is a blue square. Either click and drag the blue square, or click on the arrows.
The 'Demos & More' link will reload the page, if needed. The initial screen shows no scroll bar. You have to click on the down arrow icon to the right of 'English (US) - Heather'.
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You can install a text-to-speech software and a Spanish voice engine on your computer, by default, there is only Microsoft Anna voice in English on Windows 7. Then you can just click on a word and get the pronunciation even mp3 audio files.

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Old June 10, 2010, 10:29 PM
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Not sure if someone gave this already,
http://es.forvo.com/languages/
But I have used it here and there and it's helpful with one word questions.
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