I might be missing some cool tools: Are there browser extensions to pronounce the words in some/several languages?

I know I can select a word, right-click, search, get dictionary result, and click on pronunciation. Is there a tool which makes it seamless?

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Google Translate Anywhere is available for Firefox and Chrome, and I believe for Opera as well.

Basically, it opens Google™ Translate in a frame (of a customizable size) straight over your page. You select a text, right-click to invoke a Context Menu, and choose the option. The extension captures text selection and allows to choose source/target languages, too.

Google™ Translate, in turn, has "listen" button (I highlighted it with red circles).

Google™ Translate Panel

The integration with a ready-made service automatically provides with some nice features like remembering your recent requests in your Google account, and more.


Google dictionary extension

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With this extension, you can:

1) Double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble.

2) View the complete definition of any word or phrase using the toolbar dictionary.

3) Store a history of words you've looked up, so you can practice them later.

Foreign words are automatically translated to your language of choice.

Supported dictionaries:

  • Arabic

  • Brazilian Portuguese

  • Chinese (Simplified)

  • Chinese (Traditional)

  • Czech

  • Dutch

  • English (UK)

  • English (US)

  • French

  • German

  • Hindi

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Slovak

  • Spanish

  • Turkish


this extension does a bit more than translate words (it immerses you in vocab by switching a few words on every page to your target language), but it also does offer pronunciation. In general I've found it to be a great resource for taking vocab from the initial "learned" stage, to the "fluent" stage. Hope it helps!

  • Thanks, that's cool plugin for Chrome. Freemium. Just Spanish and French for now, but interesting approach. Oct 14, 2020 at 2:06
  • Glad it was helpful! A few friends of mine who are learning French swear by it Oct 14, 2020 at 2:09

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