Once in a while, all of us face a need to get some text synthesized into speech. Maybe we want to know how someone would pronounce a complicated word, or sentence to be read out to us.
These online tools are a great help when you to listen to English pronunciations and translations with audio online.
# Listen to English Pronunciations, Translations with Google Translate
A new feature had been added to google translate which is excellent, is to pronounce the translations, only available for English. That is, all translations into English it can be pronounced. It seems a very useful tool for those who want to learn to pronounce English words.
Go to Google Translate : http://translate.google.com/?hl=en#auto|en|
Another new feature added is the instantaneous translation, as we write, the translation is done automatically at the bottom in an instant.
Video Explaining the Usage of Google Translate
# Best Tools to Convert Text to Voice Online Pronunciation
1. Vozme [Link]
Its an online text to speech tool with an ultra-simple interface; a baby could use it! You have a large text box where you type or copy-paste whatever you want to convert to speech, and click the ‘Create MP3’ button. That’s it. A new window would open, and in a few seconds, your MP3 file would start playing.
2. Expressivo [Link]
Has a maximum limit of 200 characters. Type or copy-paste your text, choose one of the four voice options (You have female US-English, female Romanian, male Polish and female Polish accents as options), and hit Read Me. Also produces a short URL to the speech file you created which you can email, IM or blog.
3. SpokenText : Online Text to Speech Converter [Link]
SpokenText converts any text into clear natural sounding speech. Convert documents, web pages or just copy and paste the text you want to convert, then learn while on the go. Its packed with features – but it wants you to register, a small hassle. The registration is a bit too comprehensive – but I think it’s worth filling it out.
Once you click on the link in the activation email, your registration is ready to go. Log in, and click on the button ‘Create a New recording’. Choose from one of the 5 voice options, choose a words-per-minute speed for spoken text and – there is no text box! You have to upload a PDF, .txt, .DOC or .PPT file
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