Do People Say

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

5.0/5
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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

Would you recommend this product?
Java Developer

And anyway a good start, and the project is already helpful. Hope to see it will grow and become more powerful.

Pros:

Much better then Google for search by spoken word

Cons:

would like to have more smart search

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Head of Data Engineering at Craft.co
Thanks Alexey! Thanks for the review and being an early user!
shoplato

I always use google translate. And sometimes i need to see how the word or phrase used in sentence. So i use google and social medya for usage of phrase.

Pros:

it self :)

Cons:

translating search term to other language will be very good for me. But this s not cons actually.

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Head of Data Engineering at Craft.co
Thanks, Gökşah! I hope the product is going to be useful for you!
Junior UX Designer
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freelancer

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.

Pros:

Simplicity

Cons:

Haven't found any

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Head of Data Engineering at Craft.co
Thanks, Lena! It makes me happy to hear that it's useful for someone. I really didn't think that it's gonna be used much by anyone except me.

Would be nice to see existing alternatives aside with what I searched for, including usage statistics for both.

Pros:

Great mixture of "humanised approach" and technology. Much more helpful than google translate for spoken phrases search.

Cons:

Nothing negative, just some room for improvement and new features.

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Head of Data Engineering at Craft.co
Thanks, Eugene! That's a great suggestion.
Engineering @Careerist

Very easy to use. I immediately understand if a phrase correct or not

Pros:

Very fast, simple

Cons:

Would love to see better suggestions when I'm wrong

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Better than google translate or google search. Works fast so it can be used any time.

Pros:

Woohoo, helps non-native (me) looks like a native :)

Cons:

Would be nice to see a url to actual source on reddit so I can check the context. Maybe it makes sense to add wikipedia as a source.

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Head of Data Engineering at Craft.co
Thanks, Alexandr! I'll add this feature for sure!
Web Dev/Financial Markets/Law Student

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 :)

Pros:

Simple and fast

Cons:

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

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Head of Data Engineering at Craft.co
Thanks, Cyd!
DeltaPlan

Use some time to make my English more native

Pros:

Very helpful service

Cons:

App version will be more comfortable

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• Perhaps linking the result to that particular reddit page, so readers could follow through the conversation and know the context of the discussion

Pros:

• Simple (Please keep it simple as is)

• Address one of the most common pain points non-native speakers have.

Cons:

• Lack of context from the results suggested

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