New Discovery For Language Lovers: Pronunciator!

Learning a language requires many things. After grasping the basic grammer, you have to learn many new words. Without the knowledge of a proper vocabulary, you are doomed to use dictionaries all the time, which makes it almost impossible to talk with a native speaker or to read a newspaper/book in the target language. The more words you know, the faster you talk or read. However, grammer and vocabulary together are not enough. You also need to listen and hear the exact pronunciaions.

Today, I was translating a text about Japanese poetry and I had to explain many Japanese terms in Turkish (the source text was English). In the source text, there was some Japanese text written in Latin alphabet. I wondered about their pronunciations and so I discovered this website. It is not that comprehensive, but it is quite satisfying for beginners. The url is:!

There are 30 million lessons in 60 different languages on this website. It shows the image of the word and you also hear the exact pronunciation.

This website can relax you in your leisure time. Moreover, it may also satisfy your language curiosity to a certain extent.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by daliniana on February 17, 2012 at 20:53

    Great site! Thank you for this and all the other valuable resources you have already shared and continue to share regularly with us fellow translators, linguists, and language lovers!


  2. Posted by Fredericko Ambei on February 23, 2012 at 21:53

    I am based in Cameroon where there is virtually no Arabic Language learning Center. I have tried Livemocha and the pronunciation is terrible. This site delivers fully on its claims. Just wanna add my voice to those who are saying thanks.


  3. Posted by Rakesh Sharma on June 30, 2013 at 16:05

    I am Ludhiana-India based freelancer translator, seeking translation work. Your site helps in honing skills. I am affectionately new words each day. Thanks for your kind efforts in the field.


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