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Audio pronunciation of words from Google

Amit Agarwal has a nice post entitled “Download the Audio Pronunciation of Words from Google“.

In short
Take the following template URL:

https://ssl.gstatic.com/dictionary/static/sounds/de/0/WORD.mp3

And replace WORD with the word you want to hear pronounced. With mplayer and vlc I couldn’t play them directly, first I had to download them with wget.

Examples:

Update
This is implemented in my jabbapylib library, see here.

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