My new favorite website of the day
Okay – this one doesn’t have a direct tie to real estate – but it helps me in real estate and many other things in life.
How many times have you wondered how to pronounce things – especially if it’s a foreign word or name?
www.forvo.com to the rescue! At Forvo, it’s as easy as typing in a word or name to quickly come up with the correct pronunciation. And not just a visual (which is often no help), but a clickable icon that plays a clip of a native speaker pronouncing the name, word or phrase.
Got an email from a man name Didier? Think you can pronounce it like it rhymes with “tidier”? No! It’s Did-ee-ay. Thanks to Forvo.
How about a common Vietnamese name – Nguyen? That one leaves a lot of people scratching their heads. How simple to hear a variety of native speakers say it. Don’t embarrass yourself by calling that client “Mr. Nug-oo-yen.” It’s simply pronounced “When.”
Ordering a simple Central American dish? Listen to people pronounce Ceviche the right way!
There are tons of ways this comes in handy. I have it linked on my desk top I use it so much!
Richard Strahm is an award winning Realtor specializing in the North Penn areas of Montgomery County -- Lansdale, Upper Gwynedd, North Wales, Towamencin, Hatfield -- and beyond! Visit him at www.NorthPennAndBeyond.com or call today at 215-853-2624 for a free and private consultation about all of your real estate needs.
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