Do People Say

Type in a phrase and see how native English speakers use it

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#5 Product of the DayJanuary 25, 2018

A full-text search engine of English spoken corpus.

Find the context where English word or phrase is used or check if it is used by English speakers at all. Not sure if it's valid or not? Give it a try too!

Here're a few sample queries:

https://dopeoplesay.com/q/hold-back-from

https://dopeoplesay.com/q/keep-up-the-work

Reviews

  • Cyd
    CydWeb Dev/Financial Markets/Law Student
    Pros: 

    Simple and fast

    Cons: 

    Perhaps, some room for improvement still not clinging up to my thoughts. Thus, none, so far

    Sometimes, you have the word in mind but could not figure out the better way of delivering its usage. One would end up Googling for phrases hoping for the best lines to appear. Often, you have to pay the page a visit for better understanding as the exact words do not appear on the list. And sometimes, they aren't just the ones you're looking for. This, so far, provides you the lines, in a snap :)

    Cyd has used this product for one day.
  • Lena Lena
    Lena Lenafreelancer
    Pros: 

    Simplicity

    Cons: 

    Haven't found any

    DPS is so much better than just a random google search (yes, as a non-native English speaker I used to google perfect words combinations in phrases I wasn't sure about). The other thing that is painful for non natives is using proper prepositions. DPS helps me with that, too.

    Lena Lena has used this product for one week.

Discussion

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Henadzi Tsaryk
Henadzi TsarykMaker@henadzit · entrepreneur
Hey ProductHunt, the creator of DoPeopleSay is here! The project is my attempt to help non-native English speakers to achieve better writing. As a non-native speaker myself, I often struggled to figure out if I use a word or phrase correctly. I used to google the phrase but it didn't quite work all the time. That's how I came across an idea to build a user-friendly full-text search service of spoken English. It took me a few weeks to build it and now I'm here (quite surprisingly thanks to @micrum). The service helps me a lot in my everyday writing. I hope it will helpful for you too! Looking forward to your feedback.
Tyler James Young
Tyler James Young@tyjayo · Instructional Designer, BenchPrep
@micrum @henadzit I'm getting 504 errors and bad SSL config warnings...
Henadzi Tsaryk
Henadzi TsarykMaker@henadzit · entrepreneur
@micrum @tyjayo Sorry for that! It should be fixed now. I was moving the server closer to Japan because the service got quite popular there.
Michael Rumiancau
Michael RumiancauHunter@micrum · FriendlyData, Golden Kitty/Top 3 DevTool
As a non-native speaker, I am always looking for ways to improve my English and DoPeopleSay is a kind of tool that could help me eliminate grammar and style errors (way better than Google exact search :)
Henadzi Tsaryk
Henadzi TsarykMaker@henadzit · entrepreneur
@micrum, thanks for hunting the project! It's still in a very raw state but I'm glad to hear that it's helpful!
artem litvinov
artem litvinov@artem_litvinov
Hey @henadzit, are planning to incorporate more formal (literature) datasets into the app?
Henadzi Tsaryk
Henadzi TsarykMaker@henadzit · entrepreneur
@artem_litvinov, yes, for sure! I'm thinking about adding content from Wikipedia and magazines. Now it's mostly comments from Reddit, so it's quite informal and, to be honest, sometimes inappropriate. Looking at you, Reddit!
Boris Mossounov
Boris Mossounov@chayka · WordPress Guru, fullstack web-developer.
DoPeopleSay is a great project. What usually differentiates native speaker from non-native? Non-natives use 'outdated' version of language, the one they were taught in schools by non-native speaking teachers. When people start to communicate with native speakers they hear new phrases and words, but not always do they know how to use them correctly. So why this project is so cool. Right now it uses Reddit as it's source of a live 'up to date' language. The way real people do speak right now. On 'search' DPS shows different fragments with various contexts, thus user gets a full picture on how to use phrase in question.
Henadzi Tsaryk
Henadzi TsarykMaker@henadzit · entrepreneur
@chayka Thanks, Boris! Please, ping me if you get any ideas on how to improve the project!
Boris Mossounov
Boris Mossounov@chayka · WordPress Guru, fullstack web-developer.
@henadzit You could somehow add a shortcut to google translate to your service. For instance 'search google translate' on any word click. Would be very handy.
Henadzi Tsaryk
Henadzi TsarykMaker@henadzit · entrepreneur
@chayka sounds like a great idea! Will do!
Agnieszka
Agnieszka@aga_jaskiewicz · LiveChat | social media | Sofar Sounds
Sweet mother of God, I really need this ;)
Henadzi Tsaryk
Henadzi TsarykMaker@henadzit · entrepreneur
@aga_jaskiewicz, hearing this makes me really happy!