Category Archives: Meta

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Bowie, Snape and Saoirse trending on Forvo

Forvo is such a fantastic tool for language learners that it's often easy to overlook its usefulness as a way of measuring the impact of breaking news as events unfurl across the globe. The week started with the terrible news of...


January 15, 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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Most pronounced words of 2015 on Forvo

Forvo.com's annual list of the most requested pronunciations of the year is now out and it provides a fascinating insight into how we lived in 2015. Amongst the online pronunciation guide's lists this year we can see the global...


December 24, 2015

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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

What’s New at Forvo

Hi readers, You’ve probably noticed a few new things about Forvo this month - most notably new look of Forvo. We wanted to update everyone on the new features and answer a few commonly asked questions. Q: Can I still download words? A:...


July 27, 2015

Language #325

Say hello to Luri, the newest language on Forvo. Luri is the language of the approximately 1.5 million inhabitants of Lorestan and its neighboring provinces in western and southwestern Iran. Luri’s reach as a language extends even further,...


May 12, 2015

#3,000,000

Dear Readers, Have you seen our numbers lately? Forvo is nearing an important milestone by closing in on 3 million pronunciations on its site, and we can't wait to hear what the 3 millionth word will be. Will it be a wild card out of the...


March 27, 2015

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The Editors Behind Forvo

Even though us at Forvo like to think of the site as a helpful reference in a time of need, we know that Forvo would be no help at all without its over 500 editors that generously volunteer their time to help share their native language with...


March 11, 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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2014 in Pronunciations

Well readers, our annual list of most pronounced words is now out a month overdue, but better late than never. Besides being a curiosity to look at, the following lists tell us something about our time and place. What we wonder how to...


February 9, 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

2.5 million pronunciations

If you want to hear them all you will need more than two months but I'm sure you have better plans for the next ones. Happy summer for everyone! :) 2,500,000


June 22, 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 founders in the 100 of the year by El Paí­s

We are very honored and proud to be included in the ' 100 protagonistas iberoamericanos de 2013 ' a selection of men and women who have been relevant the past year, according to Spanish newspaper 'El Paí­s'. Article:...


January 4, 2014

New projects powered by Forvo API

As a great ending to this terrific year in Forvo HQ, we are happy to announce two big new partners who are using Forvo pronunciations. Both are leaders in their languages: - Youdao Dictionary is the largest dictionary in China with more than...


December 21, 2013