Why is professionally recorded pronunciation necessary?
ABBYY Lingvo dictionaries contain word pronunciations recorded only by professional native speakers. Unlike artificial sounds, live speech can really help users to learn correct pronunciation.
What dictionaries contain recorded pronunciations?
The following dictionaries contain recorded word pronunciations:
- The Universal English-Russian Dictionary LingvoUniversal (En-Ru) — 15,000 words with recorded pronunciations.
- The Comprehensive German-Russian Dictionary Universal (De-Ru) — 10,000 words with recorded pronunciations.
- The New French-Russian Dictionary Universal (Fr-Ru) — 5,000 words with recorded pronunciations.
- The Comprehensive Spanish-Russian Dictionary Universal (Es-Ru) — 10,000 words with recorded pronunciations.
- Pronouncing Dictionary of Ukrainian Language Pronouncing (Uk-Uk) — 10,000 words with recorded pronunciations.
- The New Comprehensive Russian-English Dictionary Universal (Ru-En) — 20,000 words with recorded pronunciations.
- The Russian-German Dictionary Universal (Ru-De) — 20,000 words with recorded pronunciations.
Note. Recorded pronunciations are available only for the most common words.
Additionally, all phrasebooks in ABBYY Lingvo x3 come with recorded pronunciations:
- Russian-English phrasebook (Ru-En)
- Russian-German phrasebook (Ru-De)
- Russian-French phrasebook (Ru-Fr)
- Russian-Italian phrasebook (Ru-It)
- Russian-Spanish phrasebook (Ru-Es)
- Russian-Chinese phrasebook (Ru-Ch)
Note. Your version of ABBYY Lingvo x3 may not contain all of the listed dictionaries and phrasebooks. For more details on the dictionaries included in your version of ABBYY Lingvo x3, go to http://www.lingvo.com/dictionaries/.
Listening to recorded pronunciations
In the entry window of the necessary word click or press the Ctrl+P shortcut.
Note. Audio is available only for sentences in phrase books and for the most common words in some of the general dictionaries (see above). If a recorded pronunciation is available for a word, it has next to it, which is only displayed in the entries of the dictionaries indicated above.
Note. To hear recorded pronunciations you need a sound card with speakers or headphones.