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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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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

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Learn Halloween pronunciations on Forvo

Have you ever wondered how to say 'Samhain' - the the Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season? The pagan festival of Samhain is said to be the origin of modern-day Halloween. What about Ouija? Do you know how to pronounce...


October 31, 2016

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We've gone football mad on Forvo!

Some of you may have noticed that recently we've gone a bit football crazy on Forvo. We see a lot of requests for the correct pronunciation of sportspeople's names on the site. Football, or soccer for those of you in the US, is a...


October 17, 2016

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Forvo presents language guides at Atlantikaldia

We had the huge pleasure of taking part in the Atlantikaldia Festival in Errenteria last weekend. For four days the Basque town was turned into a meeting place of cultures from around the world, with a special focus on the music, languages...


September 26, 2016

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New feature! eLearning comes to Forvo

Those of you who use Forvo regularly know that learning a language gives you the ability not only to communicate better, but also to learn, enjoy and interact with others. Former South African president Nelson Mandela once said, “Without...


September 19, 2016

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How well do you know British and Irish accents?

Can you tell the difference between a Somerset accent and a Cornish accent? What about Cockney or Estuary English? Test your knowledge in the fun quiz below which has been put together by travel firm Expedia. The quiz challenges you to identify...


September 13, 2016