Category Archives: Words


New language page is available!

In order to enrich the user experience, we are continually trying to come up with new features. Recently we have been working on the language page and we are glad to announce that the first step has already been taken. Now our users can learn...

March 9, 2018


Most pronounced words of 2017

Forvo, the world's largest pronunciation dictionary, has released its list of the most pronounced words of 2017. Wondering which word has been reproduced the most this year? The Danish word "hygge" was the one which aroused the...

December 29, 2017


New HTML5 recorder launched

We're pleased to announce that our new HTML5 recorder is now available across numerous devices and browsers. The new recorder will make it easier for you to record pronunciations in your languages. Many of you will already be aware that...

March 29, 2017


eLearning comes to iPhone

Forvo's new eLearning feature is now available on both our Android and iPhone apps. Our system will help you learn the most useful words and phrases in the languages currently available. Remember to update your app version to get hold of...

March 27, 2017


eLearning now available in Spanish

We're delighted to announce that Spanish has been added to our new eLearning section on Forvo. Thousands of you have already logged on to the tool to learn better pronunciation in English and French, and now it's the turn of Spanish...

March 13, 2017


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


Transliterations now available

We've created a new feature on Forvo in order to help our users find authentic native pronunciations for words which are written in other alphabets. Transliteration is the conversion of a text from one script to another. For example,...

February 9, 2017


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


Hunker down it's hygge time

Yes folks, it's that time of year again - at least for those of us who live in northern climes. With Christmas and New Year celebrations a fading memory, the sudden realisation that yes, it's still dark and cold outside and yes, there...

January 4, 2017


Most pronounced words of 2016

Forvo, the world's largest pronunciation dictionary, has released its list of the most pronounced words of 2016 and it's a double celebration for the city of Leicester. Not only did their team win the English Premier League for the first...

December 16, 2016


4 million pronunciations!

It seems like yesterday when we were celebrating reaching the landmark figure of 3 million pronunciations on Forvo. Just over a year later, we're now on 4 million. That's testimony to how much we've grown in the past year and...

November 18, 2016


Learn how to pronounce Scottish place names

We're proud to announce that we've teamed up with our friends at the Scots Magazine in order to help you learn how to pronounce some of those tricky Scots and Gaelic place names. The pronunciation guide is available across the...

March 8, 2016


Forvo launches new video section

Now there are even more ways to learn how to pronounce on Forvo! With the launch of our new video section we aim to provide a complimentary service to our already extensive database of audio pronunciations. Initially available in...

February 15, 2016


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


Most pronounced words of 2015 on Forvo'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


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