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4.7 out of 5 based on 3 user ratings.

Tool description

  • Category: Website
  • LANGUAGES: mul

Summary

FORVO is an online pronunciation dictionary. Its content is crowd-sourced, meaning that anyone registered with the site can add their own voice and pronunciation of chosen words. With a searchable database of over 1 million words in 300 languages, kids can review words they think they know in English, or find out how a native speaker pronounces a word in a different language. Forvo's audio clips are 2.5 seconds long, tops, which is apparently long enough for any word to be spoken. Some words also include phonetic spellings to help as you listen.

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Forvo's catchphrase is "All the words in the world. Pronounced." With well over a million words and counting they're getting there; it can be fascinating to see a crowd-sourced project like this develop. While the site works well as a pronunciation tool, it isn't a translator. For example, when you look up the word "cat," you'll see many examples of how to pronounce the word "cat" in English. However, there aren't links to the pronunciation of cat's translation in French, Spanish, or any other language. You can hear how "cat" sounds in a handful of different accents, though, which can be interesting and amusing. One of the site's best features is that you can hear different voices saying the same word -– this really helps to give you a sense of the "best" way to say it yourself. It's worth noting that the sound quality varies from recording to recording; some are very clear while others are muted, distorted, or totally unintelligible.

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It's worth noting that the sound quality varies from recording to recording; some are very clear while others are muted, distorted, or totally unintelligible.

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vincent profile picture vincent1 weeks ago
Very Good
Great tool!
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 1 weeks ago
Good

You can start easily by writing a word you want to pronounce in a box. Then they will show you how native a native speaker pronounces it correctly. Usually, there are more than one different recordings from native speakers so you really learn a new word well.

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