Recommendations about adding words

This is a short guide with recommendations to add words to Forvo apart from what is clearly forbidden in our policy. Obviously, there are many many exceptions in this fabulous world of words to these basic rules.

Words
- Names
- Places
- Brands
- Numbers
- Verbs (including conjugations)
- Plurals and declensions

Phrases
- Words with articles, prepositions (e.g. a car, the car, at home)
- Sentences

Not permited
- Words in a different alphabet
- Foreign words in order to get the translated version of the pronunciation
- Non-natural expressions, such as abbreviations like "sb" or parentheses or slashes to indicate alternatives

As we encourage a natural way of adding words, cutting and pasting from other sources and entering en masse is not in the spirit of the natural language approach.