With NameShouts, foreign names can now roll off your tongue with ease
Stop botching the names of foreign business partners, hosts or even new friends you meet on the road.
What it does: Sounds out the correct pronunciation of names in 14 languages, including Mandarin, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Bengali and Russian.
What’s hot: It’s great if you know how to spell the name of the person before calling or meeting him or her. Input the spelling of a “full name” in the search bar. Once it finds the name (if it can’t locate the original among the 14,000 in its database, it will suggest a similar alternative or invite you to add the name), click the sound icon and listen to the pronunciation. Go ahead — you can listen to it as many times as you need to. There’s even a “Slow” button if you need the name pronounced more slowly.
What’s not: This tool needs to be pocket-size. Thankfully, NameShouts knows that. It is currently working on apps for both iOS and Android.
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