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Old 05-22-2010, 09:20 AM   #1
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Great Site For Those Who Might Like To Improve Foreign Language Pronunciation

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Yesterday a son and I went to a bistro in Belltown that had a very nice ambiance, good food and wine, and moderate prices.
I wanted to tell people about the place but didn't want to sound stupid, and I had no idea how to pronounce its name, le pichet.

Here it is. As well as many other words in different languages, all free.


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Old 05-22-2010, 10:00 AM   #2
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Great site, thanks. I like the way her eyes follow the cursor.

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Old 05-22-2010, 10:07 AM   #3
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Very interesting. Thanks Ha.
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Great site, thanks. I like the way her eyes follow the cursor.
I couldn't get her (or him) to go cross eyed. I bookmarked it; looks useful.
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¡Increíble! Totally amazing. I speak fluent Spanish and know a bunch of proper names (like Peruvisan cities), and these speakers all said them perfectly (well, almost perfectly; they had some very minor glitches on some unusual words).
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Interesting. I would have guessed "Lay' pitch Hay'", but I heard "LayPitch-it" to "la-Picked" (aussie). I'm sure the staff would have been explained, and if it was a s nice as it sounds, wouldn't have made you feel stupid about it either (after all, their tip depends on not making the customer feel stupid!).


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