Category Archives: Words

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 record a word.

1-pronounce word

Once you’ve recorded the word you’ll be given an option to record a phrase in order to put the word into context.

2-Pronunciation complete

Simply write your phrase and then record it! Don’t forget to add an intonation to the phrase (Happy, neutral, sad or angry). Remember, you have 5 seconds to record the phrase.

3-Pronounce My left sock is cleaner than my right sock in English

Once you’ve recorded your phrase you’ll be able to listen to it on the specific word pages.

4-example in a phrase

We’re constantly updating this new feature and we welcome all feedback, so please keep checking back for updates and improvements.


We’d also like to inform all our users about our new Facebook page. You can like us and keep up to date with all the latest Forvo news at

Remember, you can also stay tuned to these developments and others by following us on Twitter: @forvo.

Fashion Week 2015, Pronounced

 Photo: Peter Duhon

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 pronounce names like a native speaker, but be able to easily share their own created lists among whomever they wish.

As a preview of what’s to come, we’ve put together native speaker pronunciations of some of the designers showing at NY Fashion week this week. Stay tuned for developments on this feature and others at

Sharing pronunciations

Many people don’t know that forvo pronunciations are ready to be shared and posted in blogs like this. Follow up these steps:

1. Find the word you want to embed. In this example, the recently passed away designer Yves Saint Laurent

2. Copy the code under “share this pronunciation”. The chosen pronunciation is what we call the “standard” by complex calculations ;) (votes, type of user, etc).

3. Paste it to your post like this…

So that’s it. You could even do some nice compositions. Good luck!