Pronouncing Foreign Names Accurately

Perplexed at how you can pronounce the names of foreign professionals effortlessly and accurately? Worried if you saying a name the right way? Don’t worry. Help is at hand. Read this tip to find out how you can quickly learn to say a name the way a local person does in his own country. This is an extremely useful tip for professionals who deal with a host of foreigners on a regular basis

If you are a software professional or an individual working in a multinational firm, it will be common for you to interact with foreign people with different names. Some of these names may not be familiar for you – and there is a high probability that you may sometimes pronounce a name in a completely different way.

I have myself encountered some of these embarrassing moments when I do not know what is the correct way to pronounce a certain name. While more interactions with foreigners is perhaps the best way to know the right way of speaking a particular name, you can also take advantage of websites such as,, to pronounce correctly.

The website,, comes with a huge audio pronunciation guide, that contains pronunciations from different languages such as English, Chinese, Russian and German.

For finding names, you can browse alphabetically or use the search function. Once you find a particular word, all you have to do is go to that particular word and click the play button. You will hear the exact pronunciation the way a native local speaker would speak.

You can also refer to a website called which is similar to


Author: Kiran10 Jun 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Hi shrikanth,
Thanks for this informative article. This article is helpful. It tell about pronunciation of foreign names. Keep posting such articles.
With best regards,

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