Category Archives: Events

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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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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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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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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 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

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Recording blitz

Sometimes those pesky words on Forvo can get 'stuck' in the pending pronounciation queue. It's nobody's fault and can be due to a number of reasons. We noticed this problem was particularly prevalent with one of the languages on...


December 9, 2015

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And the award goes to...

...All of you! That's right folks, Forvo was presented with a special award last night and it's thanks to each and every one of you who takes time to contribute to Forvo and help make it the great resource that it is. The award was...


November 20, 2015

Forvo in Silicon Valley

The last few weeks have been very interesting for Forvo. During our visit to San Francisco and the Bay Area we have been lucky to meet great friends, colleagues and entrepreneurs. We also enjoy the standard tourist highlights :) We would like to...


September 27, 2010

Word translations on Forvo

We have introduced a new lovely feature: translations for each word . Thanks to the Google Translate service , now from every word page you will see that word translated from the original language (more than 50 languages in google's tool)...


April 13, 2009

European day of languages

The annual European Day of Languages will take place on Monday 26 September. With hundreds of activities taking place throughout Europe, this year's event will demonstrate the creative ways in which languages can be learned. It will be a...


September 25, 2008