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Does the audio pronounce names database cover foreign words?

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The Voice of America's Pro.nounce website is specifically designed to help users pronounce names from around the world, so it covers all common modern languages. It updates regularly to make sure that any new names in the news are included in the database, even those from more obscure languages.

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The Pro.nounce resource is designed to avoid the embarrassment of mispronouncing people or place names, so it does not include a substantive list of words that are not used as names. However, because names in many languages feature other words, searching for a given term may reveal that it has been used as part of a name and is therefore included.

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