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Is there any website that exists where I can have sentences or passages in Russian recorded for me? I like practicing my spoken Russian with translated sentences in spaced repetition programs such as Anki or Memrise, but I want to add audio to these sentences that I've selected to study (from Tatoeba.com, Anki decks and other sources). I am aware of forvo.com, though it is for words, and rhinospike.com, but are there any other resources available for getting recordings in Russian? Thanks!

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I have seen the mention of Native Speakers. And nobody could give You an answer.

So I tried some tests at translate.yandex.ru . Speech engine wouldn't admit any critical error during the tests:

сегодня по-русски читается как севодня; часы по-русски читаются как чисы, в слове дядя слышится легкое здзядя.

For rapid control I dare to say that it's suitable.

A more finer-grained analysis is also possible. The consonant sounds of Russian fall into two classes: hard and soft. Russian spelling, unlike English, is almost phonetic, spelling by a small number of definite rules. Certain Russian words show a consonant variation.

should be
pronounced
 |
 |                An engine failure designated by X
hard __________________________________________________
 .               |                          |          |
 .               X                          X          |
 .               |                          |          |
 .           филателист    фен    шинель    демарш     тест     агрессия.
 .                         |        |                             |
 .                         |        X                             |
soft ______________________|________|_____________________________|

The test is failed, but it's utterly negligible.

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  • Being the native speaker, I really doubt if I could pass such a test myself ;-) BTW. The word "шинель" allows both hard and soft variants.
    – Matt
    Apr 16, 2015 at 6:01
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    филателист with soft т? No way!
    – Anixx
    Apr 16, 2015 at 8:31
  • @Anixx , In филателист, демарш, тест the sound t must be a hard consonant, as indicated above.
    – Avtokod
    Apr 16, 2015 at 13:08
  • @Avtokod in your diagram it shows that in филателист the т should be soft.
    – Anixx
    Apr 16, 2015 at 13:09
  • @user4419802 dazor.narod.ru/russkie/slovari/orfoepicheskij-avanesov-1988/… шинЭль is wrong
    – Avtokod
    Apr 16, 2015 at 13:11
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I think OpenLanguage RusPod is a good one..

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