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https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa

I would love to find a website where I could record a text and have it checked by a native speaker.

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There used to be one called " livemocha" ( the old one, of course ) . I don't understand why nobody creates a magical place like that :( ... I know you may say that I can talk to native speakers on several websites, but it is not the same.

Dear staff of Duolingo , please think about it :D :D :D

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https://www.duolingo.com/VinayakMalhotra.

Hey, you should try this https://www.speaky.com/ It's similar to what you asked.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Strandfloh
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I remember that once Lrtward made a post about such a service, but sadly I don't remember the name of the site. Maybe you could ask her on her stream and point her to this discussion?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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I will give it a chance :D :D , thank you!

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https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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I did it! :) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/21153345$comment_id=21165511 , I've got some help, it would be great if we had a post for each language don't you think? Maybe the moderators can do it, you are much more popular than me :D :D :D

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https://www.duolingo.com/bararoom
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hinative.com among others has a feature for recording a phrase and asking natives whether is sounds natural. Works as an app and as a website.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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www.bliubliu.com shows texts / eBooks and plays multi recorded native audios.

However, you can not record your own voice and have it checked by natives, neither can you get feedback.

Maybe they should combine that with Mondly's speech recognition system!?!
Digital Publishing software uses a more concrete percentage analysis for their speech practice excercises.
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What shall be the result of the checking?
To highlight what words / 2-3 group of words are pronounced wrong by you and be able to compare 1++ native recordings for those and how many percentage you get per text / block / sentence / word?

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https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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:) I don't want speech recognition system :) , I want a place like "http://lang-8.com/ " , there, people all around the world can write texts and have them checked by native speakers ( for free!) , but I want my pronunciation to be checked :), not only my texts.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Danmoller
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There is:

www.vocaroo.com

Unfortunately, it will be deleted after a while, but you've got a few days of recorded sound :)

I would love to find a vocaroo that doesn't delete our sounds. (But we can download them in mp3, which is really useful)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Danmoller
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Me trying to teach the difference between "o" and "um" in "o/um menino":

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https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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:D :D :D It is not the difference between "o" and " um" , those are meditation sounds. :D :D :D

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https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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I will use "vocaroo" , it is not what I wanted , but it is a good start :).

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https://www.duolingo.com/knudvaneeden
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The paid version of http://www.busuu.com

(Android)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/busuu-learn-languages-english-spanish-french/id379968583?mt=8

will let the sentences you speak be checked by native speakers.

Typically you speak some (predefined) texts, it is recorded, then it is offered to a native speaker (from a big pool of possible candidates) and they should reply.

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https://www.duolingo.com/knudvaneeden
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It is not really recording your speaking and having it checked by somebody else, as requested, but following might certainly be worth mentioning:

a method which really revolves around breaking the pronunciation and sounds of a natural language apart is the PimSleur method.

You will really learn how to pronounce things in a natural language with it.

E.g. you can download a free trial lesson Danish here: http://www.pimsleur.com/learn-danish?subscribe=Learn-Danish

See also http://www.pimsleur.com/learn-danish

Also versions for the other natural languages you are learning exist there.

It is not free.

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https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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I will not pay for something I can have for free :D :D :D , but thanks :) , it can help other people too :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage
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Have you tried HelloTalk or italki?

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https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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No, but if you mean " text-to-voice" on " hellotalk" is not what I am looking for:)

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https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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I don't want a teacher , I just want to read a text and have it checked , I don't want to talk about my life or things like that, I mean, a place where someone can check my pronunciation and record his or her own voice , so I can compare both, and I can check the others pronunciations too, with all privacy :) . Oh, of course, for free :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage
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If you can't find anything that already does what you want you might be able to use one of the apps or one of the social networking sites where there are language groups and meet a couple of natives who are willing to listen to it for you. Then use an online voice recording service like vocaroo to record and share it with them.

It's not as easy but it may be worth the initial effort.

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https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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I know some people that can help me with French, German and Italian. I don't want to be in a group or a social network ( I don't have time for that) , no more "friends" in my life. But I want to check my pronunciation of other languages without needing to really talk to others :D

I want the old Livemocha back :'( :'( :"(

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https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

Have you looked at the clubs feature? I think it is only on app not web right now and I have not seen an explanation of how it is supposed to work but it appears to be organized by language

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https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage
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The clubs don't have any actual exchange between members other than a few pre-selected phrases which they already translated and some emojis. There is no genuine interaction between members. It is largely a waste of resources.

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https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

Thanks, I didn't like the fact that clubs seemed like just another version of following where you von theory compete to earn more XP than someone else. So I didn't join now I see that was the right decision

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https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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I don't use the app version :) , I don't want friends :D :D , I just want corrections :D :D , and I can check others pronunciations of Portuguese too.

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