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Technology Google integrates feature that helps users pronounce difficult words in Search

13:30  15 november  2019
13:30  15 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Google wants to make it easier to learn word pronunciations . Today, it introduced a new Search feature that will let users practice saying tricky words . Latest in Gear. Google will help you pronounce difficult words . 4m ago.

Google wants to make it easier to learn word pronunciations . Today, it introduced a new Search feature that will let users practice saying tricky words . When you look up a pronunciation , Google will provide an answer, and when you say the word into your phone's microphone

On Thursday, Google launched a new feature for Search that not only demonstrates to users how to pronounce difficult words, but also helps them practice saying them.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Google accompanies word definition and translation Search results with images.© Courtesy of Google Google accompanies word definition and translation Search results with images.

This week Google announced that it has greatly improved the way users can learn and practice new, tricky words.

Instead of simply being offered an audio clip of a particular word being pronounced when searched, you can practice saying it; when you say a word into your phone's microphone, you'll "receive feedback on what, if anything, can be adjusted in your pronunciation."

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To help out, Google is testing a new feature in search that teaches you how to pronounce them. Searching for a difficult word might turn into a lesson soon, as Google tests a The new feature test was shared by Android Police, but there are very few verifications of it “in the wild” by users .

Here is the second batch of difficult words to pronounce with audio practice. These words were chosen by English learners and teachers. Recently we asked our EnglishClub Facebook fans, tweeters, and chatters to share the English words they find most difficult to pronounce .

Wondering how to pronounce “quokka” or “tzatziki”? Now, Search can give you real-time feedback on how you pronounce the words you're looking for →

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November 14, 2019

The feature creates this feedback using machine learning -- the technology compares what it expects to hear versus what was actually said.

This complements an integration the company introduced to Maps on Wednesday. The navigation app now taps into Google Translate to offer users the pronunciation of places they don't know due to a language barrier.

Additionally, Google is attempting to aid the visual learner in language translation; when a user looks up the translation or definition of a word, the results will include descriptive images. This is expected to be especially useful for words that have multiple meanings like "seal." Only images of nouns are rolling out for now.

The pronunciation feature began rolling out in American English Thursday with Spanish "soon to follow." Images accompanying word translation or definition searches is available in English and all other language translations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkOXWj_qZME

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