Talysh, a new language now available

We're glad to announce that we've added a new language to our list: Talysh. With about 900,000 speakers, the Talysh is a Northwestern Iranian language and the southern regions of Azerbaijan and includes many dialects usually divided...


May 23, 2017

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New HTML5 recorder launched

We're pleased to announce that our new HTML5 recorder is now available across numerous devices and browsers. The new recorder will make it easier for you to record pronunciations in your languages. Many of you will already be aware that...


March 29, 2017

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eLearning comes to iPhone

Forvo's new eLearning feature is now available on both our Android and iPhone apps. Our system will help you learn the most useful words and phrases in the languages currently available. Remember to update your app version to get hold of...


March 27, 2017

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eLearning now available in Spanish

We're delighted to announce that Spanish has been added to our new eLearning section on Forvo. Thousands of you have already logged on to the tool to learn better pronunciation in English and French, and now it's the turn of Spanish...


March 13, 2017

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How can I improve my English pronunciation?

How do I improve my English pronunciation is a question we get asked a lot on Forvo. Many of you use Forvo to help improve your language skills in a variety of languages, but English - widely considered to be the international language of...


March 2, 2017

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New quick recorder

We've made it easier and quicker to record pronunciations on Forvo with the release of our new quick recorder. Now when you record a pronunciation, instead of going back to the pending lists you'll be presented automatically with the next...


February 17, 2017

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Transliterations now available

We've created a new feature on Forvo in order to help our users find authentic native pronunciations for words which are written in other alphabets. Transliteration is the conversion of a text from one script to another. For example,...


February 9, 2017

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Accelerated Mobile Pages

We're excited to announce that Forvo pronunciations will now be much faster to access on mobile devices. We've optimised our site to include Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) for all word pronunciation pages meaning that if you search for...


February 3, 2017

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eLearning now available on Android!

Forvo's new eLearning section has been up and running on the site for a couple of months and we're delighted with the response. Thousands of you have logged on to the tool which is designed to help you learn better pronunciation in...


January 26, 2017

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Awards season on Forvo

We can always tell it's awards season on Forvo when all of a sudden a select bunch of names start getting a lot of traffic. With the Golden Globes kicking off the annual glam fest this week we've seen a lot of requests hitting names...


January 10, 2017

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Hunker down it's hygge time

Yes folks, it's that time of year again - at least for those of us who live in northern climes. With Christmas and New Year celebrations a fading memory, the sudden realisation that yes, it's still dark and cold outside and yes, there...


January 4, 2017

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Most pronounced words of 2016

Forvo, the world's largest pronunciation dictionary, has released its list of the most pronounced words of 2016 and it's a double celebration for the city of Leicester. Not only did their team win the English Premier League for the first...


December 16, 2016

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Language number 340 on Forvo

Hot on the heels of the fantastic news that we reached 4 million pronunciations , Forvo has hit a new landmark with the addition of language number 340. Saraiki is a language spoken in the southern half of the province of Punjab in Pakistan...


November 23, 2016

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4 million pronunciations!

It seems like yesterday when we were celebrating reaching the landmark figure of 3 million pronunciations on Forvo. Just over a year later, we're now on 4 million. That's testimony to how much we've grown in the past year and...


November 18, 2016

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In Varietate Concordia

As those of you who use Forvo regularly will know, there are some words that can be pronounced in the same way as other words in other languages but have a completely different meaning. Think of gato (cat) in Spanish and gâteau (cake) in...


November 17, 2016

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Are you saying Clinton and Trump correctly?

You might think it's an easy question to answer, but there certainly appear to be variations in the way people pronounce the surnames of the US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Some speakers will pronounce the...


November 7, 2016