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Date Archives: 2008

2008 ranking

This is really the last one: Position Language Pronunciations Change 1 English 22680 = 2 German 9604 = 3 Spanish 8250...

December 29, 2008

New word detail page

We have recently updated the word detail page. See Barcelona pronunciation as an example. The main diferences are: - MP3 download for every pronunciation. - The same goes for sharing options. Now the embeddable pronunciations are...

December 14, 2008

Forvo Editors and more sharing options

We have published some information about the new features available for editors. If you would like to collaborate as an editor, read what you could do. Remember also to share your Forvo love by using these badges .

December 13, 2008

December statistics

This post is not about december statistics , because we are no longer including them in the blog. Now you can find all that information in the languages page . The number of pronunciations is updated to the minute so if you are curious just...

December 13, 2008

November ranking

    Position Language Pronunciations Change 1 English 14215 = 2 German 7015 +2 3 Portuguese 6689 -1...

November 21, 2008

Most listened to pronunciations

For those who like statistics here we go again. These are currently the 10 most listened to pronunciations on Forvo: 1. Fuck 2. ดูหนังฟรี 3. Gwyneth Paltrow 4. Mierda 5. Kimi Räikkönen 6....

November 15, 2008

Chris Pirillo enjoys Forvo

It seems that Chris Pirillo had a great time reviewing Forvo. See it for yourself: Maybe we should link to this video when someone asks for a video description of Forvo. Well, at least the first part. Complete post .

November 12, 2008

5000 language lovers

Well, not only language lovers but people who have joined Forvo. Once again, we have to thank your collaboration in creating the world's biggest pronunciation database . We also want to mention recent comments about Forvo: - Veryshortlist:...

November 9, 2008

En español

Para ser nuestro idioma nativo lo tení­amos un poco olvidado, por primera vez, escribimos también en español . Esperamos tener lista la versión de Forvo en este idioma para dentro de muy poco. Aunque el proceso...

November 8, 2008

Mashable's Startup Review

Forvo has a great coverage in this week's Startup Review . We sent it for a review and only two days later it's online. That's working fast!

November 7, 2008

Pronunciations: October ranking

Here is October's ranking: Language Pronunciations Change Position English 9609 - 1 (=) Portuguese 6434 - 2 (=) Spanish 5113...

October 11, 2008

European day of languages

The annual European Day of Languages will take place on Monday 26 September. With hundreds of activities taking place throughout Europe, this year's event will demonstrate the creative ways in which languages can be learned. It will be a...

September 25, 2008

Forvo's numbers

For those who like numbers and figures: English : 8187 pronunciations; portuguese : 5136; spanish : 4653; german : 4342; catalan : 2749; italian : 1268; french : 1126; farsi : 796; finnish : 756; ... and we could go on until the...

September 22, 2008

Brand new server

Forvo is growing fast so we had to upgrade to a new server. Maybe you have noticed some interruptions or slow connections to forvo in the past weeks. We are sorry about that and we hope to give a better service at the new location.

September 9, 2008

It's here: accents on maps

ISO language codes don't distinguish regional or country accents, so portuguese, spanish or english have only a code. There's no separate code for brazilian portuguese, or american english. But they do exist and sometimes have little in...

August 28, 2008

Accents & Google maps

We are finishing a new feature at Forvo: accents on maps. You know that Forvo supports various pronunciations for the same word, because if you are from Lisbon your Portuguese will be very different from that of a Brazilian. Until now there...

August 6, 2008