Tag Archives: foreign languages

Help with learning intermediate and advanced legal Chinese

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Busuu – langauge learning community

Bussu offers free software and social networking features to help learn Spanish, French and German.  Requires registration.

http://www.busuu.com/

Pronunciation Guide for Foreign Names

Voice of America provides a pronunciation guide for names of foreign leaders and dignitaries. Type  in a name or choose from an alphabetical list.

Example of Sergio Viera de Mello from the VOA site. In addition to the written phonetic spelling, the site also provides an audio file of name being spoken in translation.

DE MELLO, SERGIO VIERA

Brazil

SEH-zhee-o vee-A-rah day MEH-lo

VOA Pronunciation Guide

http://names.voa.gov/index.cfm