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Is there a website that has audio for words and will allow me to download the audio so I can use it with my Anki deck so I can learn better?

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Well, a few, but I think the most comprehensive resource for that purpose would be https://www.duden.de. Search for a word, check the "Aussprache" section, right-click on the icon and select "Save link as"/"save target as" (depending on your browser), which allows you to save it as an .mp3 file. E.g.: https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Haus. https://de.wiktionary.org/ also has some spoken pronounciations, of varying quality, that are easy to download.

(There are also many sites out there that provide computer-generated pronounciations, but I've always considered that nonsensical: If the pronounciation is simple, you don't need it, and if it is difficult, it will often be incorrect. The Duden samples are by professional speakers.)

Since, according to a recent article by Stefan Kleiner in the IDS Jahrbuch 2018, Duden seems to be planning to provide spoken pronounciations for all of its entries on duden.de, this might become an even more useful resource going forward.

  • i don't know what icon you're talking about! – hiwa jalal Jul 10 at 12:37
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    @hiwa-gg The loudspeaker icon in the Aussprache section at duden.de/rechtschreibung/Haus. (It's not available in every entry since not all of them do have recordings available.) – johnl Jul 10 at 12:44
  • ok thanks, but i found downloading from forvo much easier, anyway thanks. – hiwa jalal Jul 10 at 13:05
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The site forvo.com has people record words and also contains a lot of names, what you would otherwise not have in a traditional translator.

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