Category Archives: Features

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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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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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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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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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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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Forvo makes list of top 100 websites of 2016

We're only a few days into 2016 but we were delighted to find out that Forvo has already been honoured with a place on Daily Tekk's best websites of the year. The accolade comes at a really exciting time for Forvo. Following a...


January 7, 2016

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Phrases and Facebook

Hi Forvo fans, Some of you may have already noticed that we've added phrases to Forvo. We wanted to help put into context all the words you record on Forvo and improve the learning experience. In order to record a phrase you first have to...


November 13, 2015

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Fashion Week 2015, Pronounced

At Forvo, we think everyone should be able to understand and be understood. As part of Forvo's redesign, we will soon be debuting a new feature that will allow users to create and share lists. So not only will users be able to hear and...


February 12, 2015

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Forvo's New Years Resolutions

This week's blog is dedicated to everyone who took time out of their day to tell us what we were doing right and what we can improve on. From all of your thoughts and comments, we have a lot to keep us busy in 2015: 1. Redesign Forvo 2....


January 21, 2015

A Better Mobile Experience

Forvo is a project born in the age of desktop computers so we have always lacked of a true mobile navigation. Furthermore, some features, as the recorder, are not really useful in the mobile environment due to background noise, abuses, etc. so we...


November 20, 2014

Better search results

Along with improvements in search results for both words and pronunciations we have added more ways to find the words you want. First, maybe one of them most requested features: search for translations . When you search for a simple word like...


February 8, 2014

Forvo future

This image shows pretty well what we do in Forvo. We love it! BTW: It's a famous quote by Herb Kelleher and you can get a poster here .


February 8, 2011

Favorite pronunciations

We are happy to announce that one of the highest demanded features has just been launched: Favorite pronunciations . In every pronunciation you will see an " Add to favorites " link to start your favorites list, your hard to pronounce...


December 27, 2010

Forvo iPhone App questions

We have received great feedback about our recently released iPhone App , but there are also some user with doubts about it. First, I would like to thank to all the people who are downloading the app because it's a big support for keeping Forvo...


October 20, 2010