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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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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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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

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Join Forvo at Atlantikaldia 2016!

We're delighted to announce our participation at the Atlantikaldia Festival in the Basque town of Errenteria on the 24th and 25th of September this year. We will be running a series of workshops which will allow you to discover all 339...


September 12, 2016

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Gotta pronounce 'em all!

Here at Forvo we've been getting into the Pokémon Go spirit. With the mobile augmented reality game hitting the world by storm, it's hard to go anywhere without bumping into someone attempting to catch one of the little blighters....


August 24, 2016

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The Pronunciation Olympics on Forvo

We're getting into the Olympic spirit at Forvo with the release of a series of pronunciation guides for Rio 2016. The guides, which you can find here , are designed to help people learn to pronounce some of the tricky names of athletes...


August 12, 2016

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How do you pronounce Payet, Błaszczykowski and Griezmann?

Euro 2016 has sparked a lot of interest in Forvo, with many of our users trying to find out how to pronounce the names of the some of the continent's top footballers. The top three requested pronunciations for the month of June were the...


July 8, 2016

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New on Forvo - Certificates!

At Forvo we believe that selfless collaboration between people is a really important value in our society and it should be a source of satisfaction and pride to be able to demonstrate that collaboration. With this in mind and by way of...


June 15, 2016

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How to pronounce Muguruza, Kruijswijk and Hiroshima

The month of May generally brings some nice weather to Europe, and with it the start of lots of sporting action. Two recent big events catching the eye have been the French Open tennis tournament and the Italian Giro - one of cycling's...


June 7, 2016

We're on Spanish TV!

It's not every day we make it onto the national news, so we were very pleased when Forvo's new iPhone app was featured on Spanish TV channel Antena 3. As part of a segment on Antena 3 Noticias about apps for learning languages, #A3TECH...


June 6, 2016

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Fàilte Sophie! Forvo welcomes a Celtic visitor

We were hugely honoured to have a visit from Sophie Stephenson to the Forvo offices this week. Scottish dancer Sophie is Gaelic artist in residence in the Basque Country as part of the Tosta 2016 project . Tosta is a pan-European...


June 2, 2016

Forvo reaches the half-million mark!

Yep folks, we've done it. Forvo officially has over 500,000 registered users... and counting. We'd like to celebrate this fantastic achievement with all of our users as it's thanks to each and every one of you who make Forvo...


May 25, 2016

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What's app-ening at Forvo?

We've gone app crazy at Forvo these past few weeks. Here's what we've been up to. Forvo for iPhone We've released a major new version of of Forvo's app for iPhone with a completely updated interface. You can now record...


May 19, 2016