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Date Archives: 2009

Swedish and Russian released

The year is ending but we continue working hard and bringing new languages to Forvo. This time thanks to OziX for the Swedish translation, and Shady_arc and Eugeniavlasova for the Russian translation. We are working on more languages to...

December 29, 2009

Pronunciations heard 25 million times

Do you think Forvo is useful? We hope so :) But here is a nice figure that confims that idea. Do you know how many times pronunciations have been listened to on Forvo? Well, more than 25 million times. To be exact: 25.307.322 .

December 28, 2009

Releasing Forvo in Portuguese, French and Italian

Good news: We are very happy to announce the release of Forvo in Portuguese , Italian and French ! As promised by the end of the year we would have more languages available and here it is the first one. The delay until the very end of...

December 21, 2009

Manifesto in Defense of Fundamental Rights on the Internet

Forvo supports the following manifesto: A group of journalists, bloggers, professionals and creators want to express their firm opposition to the inclusion in a Draft Law of some changes to Spanish laws restricting the freedoms of expression,...

December 6, 2009

Portuguese is number 1

Portuguese speakers have always been very active at Forvo. They have just made their language to be the one with more pronunciations making English number 2 for the first time. We hope to have soon a Portuguese version of Forvo, and not...

November 18, 2009

Meeting Forvo editors: pleitecas

Pleitecas , spanish editor. Q: A little bit about you. A: My name is Pedro. I'm an almost retired spaniard looking for developin my hobby, my comunication skills. I love nature and peace. I studied Geography. I'm sure we can be happy...

October 6, 2009

Meeting Forvo editors: snowcrocus

One of things we most like about Forvo is the oportunity to meet some incredible valuable people. That's why we are starting a new section in this blog to introduce you to some of the editors that collaborate at Forvo. Snowcrocus , an...

September 21, 2009

More Forvo reviews

Recents comments about Forvo in websites and TV. - On Mexican TV: Noticieros de Televisa at 07:15. - In ReadWriteWeb: 5 great translation tools . - In a Polish aggregator: Wykop - In MetaFilter: You say poe-tay-toe .

September 14, 2009

Forvo Mobile

Have you tried to use Forvo from a mobile device? It works pretty fine, but when it comes to listen to pronunciations... oops, you won't hear anything. We are introducing some changes to give a better mobile experience. So depending on...

July 3, 2009

Complete categories lists

Categories or tags are a different way to learn pronunciations in Forvo. We let users add them so they are creating very interesting groups of words, like these categories: Greetings , Opera or France with hundred of words in many languages....

June 4, 2009

Top pronunciations in Dutch

1. Schiphol 2. Dijkstra 3. Godverdomme 4. Gouda 5. Scheveningen 6. Dirk Kuyt 7. Hoegaarden 8. Hiëronymus Bosch 9. Utrecht 10. Piet Mondrian

May 7, 2009

Top pronunciations in Portuguese

1. Ronaldinho 2. João 3. Paulo Coelho 4. Rio de Janeiro 5. Paulo Freire 6. Caipirinha 7. Eu te amo 8. Merda 9. Saudade 10. Ronaldo

April 16, 2009

Word translations on Forvo

We have introduced a new lovely feature: translations for each word . Thanks to the Google Translate service , now from every word page you will see that word translated from the original language (more than 50 languages in google's tool)...

April 13, 2009

Best users by language

We have redesigned the language page to help you find who are the best pronouncers in every language. We called these users " The A-team ", so "If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can...

April 4, 2009

Top pronunciations in Italian

1. Ermenegildo Zegna 2. Gnocchi 3. Bvlgari 4. Lamborghini 5. Dolce & Gabbana 6. Versace 7. Moschino 8. Salvatore Ferragamo 9. Caprese 10. Bolognese

March 28, 2009

Vote for Forvo

The spanish bank BBVA is running a contest for innovative projects . We are competing there, well, we are competing in tons of them ;) but this time we are lucky enough to be selected for the voting phase. So, if you want to help Forvo a...

March 16, 2009