Category Archives: Languages

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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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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

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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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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 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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Forvo at the Language Technology Summit in Brussels

The Forvo team is looking forward to the LT Industry Summit in Brussels next week. Even more so as we will be featuring as one of the presenters! Taking place between the 17th and 18th of May in Brussels, the LT Industry Summit is the yearly...


May 11, 2016

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Forvo pronunciations now available on Ikusle.com

We’re proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with our friends at Ikusle to offer Forvo pronunciations on their newly-launched website. The pronunciation guide is available across the whole of ikusle.com . To listen to word...


May 10, 2016

Is it a noun or a verb? You decide!

Can you tell the difference between nouns and verbs in English simply by listening to the way they're pronounced? Try our quiz below to find out.     Is it a noun, is it a verb? Test your English pronunciation Some...


May 10, 2016

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Ad free version of Forvo's Android app available

Hot on the heels of Forvo's recent first foray into the wonderful world of Android, we've  launched a new version of our app which is free from advertising. The app, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store , now has an...


May 9, 2016

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New events section!

Summer time is just around the corner and with it there's a whole host of events to look forward to. This year is a particularly good one for sports fans with the European Football Championships taking place in June followed by Rio's...


May 2, 2016

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Johan Cruyff, Sláinte and Leicester most pronounced in March

The sad passing of Dutch footballing legend Johan Cruyff was reflected on Forvo during the month of March. His name was one of the top searched for terms on the site over the past  week. As tributes poured in for the former Barcelona and...


April 1, 2016

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Forvo is a Finalist for the 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

San Sebastian – March 30 th , 2016 – Forvo announced today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Europe award , a prestigious list honouring the year’s most...


March 30, 2016