Mandarin: Online Text to Speech tool

April 9, 2008 at 10:30 am 6 comments

This is a free online Text to Speech tool, to help you learn Mandarin Chinese! I have also saved this in my del.icio.us site here.

It converts any written Chinese to speech in real time. The website is: http://www.iflylanguage.com

From the publisher:

“The main features are:

1. You can input any Chinese text, there are two narrators (Man/Woman) you can select to read the text for you.

2. You can select to read the full text, character by character or word by word. Click the sentence, the character, the word, you can hear it!

3. The Advanced reading mode settings allows you to make some changes for the reading style, i.e. you can let the man and woman read dialogues for you, and the reading speed, the Chinese Pinyin can also be adjusted.

4. You can save the audio file and text file marked with Chinese Pinyin.”

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. aljensen  |  April 19, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    We’re starting a free series of sites devoted to Mandarin learning that might be of some interest to you. The sites are
    This weblog is going to document a series of projects I have been planning and working on over the past few months – a series of sites devoted to learning Mandarin online.

    The sites are:

    http://www.zhongwenred.com

    http://www.zhongwenblue.com

    We also have a third site, http://www.zhongwengreen.com, but that is not online yet. All of this is still a work in progress, but eventually we hope to have 120 free lessons with mp3s of native speakers, PDFs, and accompanying exercises.

    Reply
  • 2. vivian  |  June 2, 2009 at 2:20 am

    http://www.iflylanguage.com seems no longer available. i tried to reach it couple of times but failed. need to source from elsewhere hm…

    Reply
  • 3. Rosie  |  June 11, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Off to Shanghai Sunday 14 June to work with kids who can’t talk.

    Desperate for Mandarin Reader like iflylanguage.com which as Vivian says isn’t available.

    Any ideas???????

    Reply
  • 4. Spencer  |  August 24, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Sir,

    I am seeking a spanish palm-top size translator that can translate mandarin symbols written on its screen, pronounce the words and give the English meaning.

    Do you have any information where this can be found?

    Reply
    • 5. Michelle Liu  |  August 24, 2009 at 8:52 am

      Hi there,

      Not that I know of, but I’ll be sure to let you know if I come across anything similar. Maybe someone else reading this might know?

      Reply
  • 6. Liren Austin  |  November 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

    You would better to compare this one to another on http://www.hchightech.com. It can even read a book!

    Reply

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