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Blog entry Pronounced silence

14 July 2011

Dear Freericers,

In recent days, some of you may have noticed that the pronunciation tool is no longer working for vocabulary words. We had been using a free service that has suddenly changed its set-up.

We're working on a solution but, until we manage to resolve the problem, we have disabled the pronunciation functionality.

We'll keep you posted! (Just not out loud.)

Comments
Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:21 slinsin

Oh, I do hope you find a work around for the pronunciation feature--it is invaluable for vocabulary learners, native speakers included!

Sun, 07/31/2011 - 04:37 joybird

I'd like to see the Maths with harder levels based on mixed sums - BODMAS and other topics such as Biology and Physics. Here in the UK we use key stages 2,3 and 4 which help our kids revise for major exams. I recommend this site to them for limited practice.

Sun, 07/31/2011 - 00:00 Adriana Romanini

Thanks for posting this. I'd been looking to solve what I thought was a problem with my browser! I hope you can add this pronunciation tool again - my students like it a lot. :)

Sat, 07/30/2011 - 04:21 donzy

As long as the pronunciation voices are down, why not consider some new enunciators that speak slowly and articulately? There seems to be a hodgepodge of voices, some of which have a raspy quality. The sound volume varies widely also.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 22:31 kittycat475

how about a arabic language subject.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 21:56 lmentzel

I was not aware there was a pronunciation tool--where do I have to go to click on that?

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 06:30 wazup1

All right. I' still a little bit new to freerice,and I didn't even know we had a pronounciation thing!

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 17:37 Lj Ide

ever think of adding swahili to your languages ??
a friend is teaching me and i'd love the extra practice while contributing rice to wfp !!
just wondering...

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 03:59 Marianne Perignon

oh ok, i thought i remembered you used to have pronunciation but I wasn't sure. :P

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 22:08 green_g

You shuold make your program prosess answers faster

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 19:38 leiaella

Japanese, Korea and Indonesia language pls...
thank you ^_^

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 01:21 april55

@jaytaylor-2011 and Mohamed da reggae man: For suggestions of subjects and any other feedback there is a forum (http://freerice.uservoice.com). Check it out!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 21:27 Thantophobe

There are a lot of problems with Free Rice. The most annoying is that sometimes your grains number gets stuck and doesn't go any higher.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:21 sheilagriffin

I sure hope that you can find a way to have the pronunciation tool again. I usually know what the words mean but many of them I have never heard spoken aloud.

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 21:28 Mohamed da reggae man

please also do a subject on the slovenia languege

Fri, 07/15/2011 - 19:49 silk

integrate google dictionary pronunciation? it is loud and natural

Fri, 07/15/2011 - 11:37 angenehm

Not trying to oppose you but not all translations are correct and some words have several meanings which may not be the first translation that pops up (of course, people can click the translation and see the other possible references).

Anyway, I hope that we can find a good solution soon. I'll search the web to see if I can find any other reliable websites/sources we can use.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 15:31 jaytaylor-2011

Ok, Please do a Subject on Japanese Language - You can get all the words off Google Translate xx

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