Category Archives: Languages

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26 Septembre, today is the European Day of Languages!

Since 2001, the European Day of Languages (EDL) has been celebrated each 26 September. It was the result of a campaign launched by the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, a group which decided to celebrate this event annually....


September 26, 2017

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Fiji Hindi, now available in Forvo

Fiji Hindi , also known as Fijian Hindi or Hindustani more locally, is spoken by many Fijian citizens of Indian descent. An Eastern Hindi language, it is considered to be an older dialect of the Awadhi, a language that is spoken in central and...


July 27, 2017

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The Arabic language, at risk in Israel

Arabic and Hebrew are the two official languages is Israel. However, a bill has been approved which proposes the elimination of the former language as an official language of the country. In words of MK Yousef Jabareen, this would constitute...


July 12, 2017

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Comoros, today is your National Day! Let's celebrate it

Today, 6 July, the Comoros is celebrating its National Day, the day in which the country declared independence from France 42 years ago. To commemorate this historic event, what could Forvo do? Well, nothing less than including the four languages...


July 6, 2017

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Two more languages now in Forvo

We are glad to announce that we have added two new languages: Mossi and Algonquin. With about 7.6 million native speakers, the Mossi language is one of the national languages of Burkina Faso, as well as Dyula and Fulah , although the official...


June 28, 2017

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100,000 downloads reached of our Android app

We are really excited to announce that we have reached a significant milestone in Forvo's history. With your help, we have surpass the frontier of 100,000 downloads of our Android app. The new version was realised last year and it is...


June 7, 2017

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Importance of learning new languages

Following the post of last week, we continue to investigate the benefits that multilingualism can bring. This time, we would like to highlight the benefits that people who learned a second language during their chilhood could get. In a study...


June 7, 2017

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Health benefits of learning a new language

In this globalised world, it is becoming increasingly important to learn new languages in order to communicate with people from other countries and this may be the reason why parents decide to put their children in immersion programs so that they...


May 30, 2017

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Talysh, a new language now available

We're glad to announce that we've added a new language to our list: Talysh. With about 900,000 speakers, the Talysh is a Northwestern Iranian language and the southern regions of Azerbaijan and includes many dialects usually divided...


May 23, 2017

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Nigeria’s indigenous languages are endangered

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has recently said the country’s indigenous languages could go into extinction in no distant future if urgent steps are not taken to preserve them. In the 2017 Annual Round Table on...


May 16, 2017

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The 341st language now available

We're glad to announce that we've added a new language to our already wide list. With about 1,500,000 speakers, Moldovan is a language that is spoken in the Republic of Moldova. Although many people believe that the Moldovan and the...


May 2, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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How can I improve my English pronunciation?

How do I improve my English pronunciation is a question we get asked a lot on Forvo. Many of you use Forvo to help improve your language skills in a variety of languages, but English - widely considered to be the international language of...


March 2, 2017

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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