It doesn’t matter whether Εnglish is your native language or not – you might need help pronouncing certain words. To help out, Google is testing a new feature in search that teaches you how to pronounce them.
While Google has been offering very basic pronunciation help for years, in a test spotted by Android Police earlier this month, the search giant has now started testing a new feature that is a lot more helpful. Searching for a difficult word might turn into a lesson soon, as Google tests a new a box that appears at the top of the search page with a “learn to pronounce” button. Tapping the button allows searchers to hear the way the word is supposed to be pronounced. Also, they will be able to see an example of lip movements that go with it.
If you’re worried about accents, well Google certainly can’t cater to everyone, but there are two versions – using American and British English. Searchers can also hear the word slowed down to be able to get every single part easily.
The new feature test was shared by Android Police, but there are very few verifications of it “in the wild” by users. We tried, but were unable to replicate it, unfortunately, but will update this article once the feature has been more widely confirmed. If you are able to replicate it, drop us a line with your screenshot.
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