If the Google applications They have almost no end, and the company continues to add new apps to its portfolio, the options included in its best-known apps are also immense. For example, the search. Could you tell us everything you can do with just search on your mobile? Translate, test your internet speed… Or know how words are pronounced.
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Google has introduced a curious novelty in its search engine, both desktop and mobile. As with the translator, you can now know how to pronounce a word just by looking for it. It is perfect if you are practicing English, for example. And you will see the movement of the lips to get a better idea.
Search «How to pronounce…» any word in English and Google will return the phonetic transcription and its pronunciation
It's not something that the Google translator didn't do, but the funny thing is that now you don't need to open any application: the search engine itself will give you the first result how to pronounce the desired word. As announced Google In his blog, the new function seeks to teach pronunciation in any language. By our tests, and always looking in Spanish, it has only worked for English words.
The mechanics are simple: just write "how do you pronounce", and add the desired English word, so that the search engine returns the phonetic transcription of the word with the possibility of listening to it in the two most common pronunciations, English from United Kingdom and United Statess. Pressing the volume icon will play the word; while the mouth on the right offers an animation with the position of the lips when pronouncing.
The new Google search feature is already active in Spanish, although it only offers pronunciations of words searched in English. Hopefully Google is expanding the supported languages. And all with one intention: that we solve the doubts without entering any page, all from the search engine. The websites that offer these services will not be too happy.