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A World of Words

There are frequent doubts about the correct pronunciation of a foreign word.  Not only language students, but also journalists, teachers and readers in general may not know how to pronoun the name of an actor, of a famous artist or of a place.

This problem has increased especially with a widespread use of English words even in no English speaking countries; however, there may be also  doubts about some Italian, French or Spanish names too.

Don’t worry, internet can help us. An article in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera gave a list of websites – rightpronunciation.com, forvo.com, pronounceitright.com –  which help people to pronounce correctly:

Pronny is a new tool that offers a real-time correct pronunciation (by native speakers). Names are all divided into categories.

Forvo. com is a Spanish site which provides the correct pronunciation of various languages. At the moment, it is considered as the biggest site of this kind.

For each word, in forvo.com, there are different pronunciations as the audio files are created by users.

So, nothing remains but try these sites.

Do you know other good sites?

But, if you have some doubts about the pronunciation of some Italian words, please do not hasitate to contact me, I will be pleased to help you.