Improve your pronunciation with Forvo! This brand new iPhone version of Forvo Pronunciation Guide lets you listen to, learn and record pronunciations in over 340 languages.
The official Forvo app is powered by pronunciations from forvo.com - listed as one of Time Magazine's 50 Best Websites in 2013.
* Search for words and listen to pronunciations from native speakers
* English pronunciations, French pronunciations, German pronunciations, Chinese pronunciations, Spanish pronunciations and hundreds more
* More than 4 million pronunciations available
* Compare different accents for the same word in the same language
* Listen to male or female voices
* Now featuring Forvo eLearning!
* Keep track of your recently listened to pronunciations
* Works with your forvo.com account
* Exchange instant messages with other Forvo users
* Record pronunciations in your native language and help fellow learners!
* Request pronunciations from Forvo's thriving community
* Learn to pronounce properly in over 340 languages
Forvo pronunciations are all made by native speakers making this app a fantastic tool for language learners, voice artists, linguists and those simply curious to find out how to correctly pronounce words!
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Ratings and Reviews
Forvo is amazing, but a learner should be careful
My first language is Arabic, I’ve noticed a problem with some “category work” and “spelling small vowels -Harakat-“ and those problems could be fetal if you don’t notice. A collage could become a kidney! And vice versa, hundreds of words could be contaminated like that.
Otherwise, the service is incredibly useful, it helps me with my second language -English-, also with my hobby languages (Japanese, Korean) and also with any sudden interest in how a word is pronounced in any language.
Finally, about the app. I really find the design more comfortable than the website. But I have two complaint:
First being an able to record my reading for a word that has been recorded.
Second, I can’t report or edit a word writing wrong or easily confused between two meanings; sometimes I want to make both pronunciations and writing much clearer.
Such a scam!
‼️ DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ‼️
I stumbled across this app on google as I was trying to figure out how to pronounce a word in Nahuatl and couldn’t find anything. The website gave me an answer and so I figured I’d look up another word as I found it pretty helpful. I was then prompted to make an account so I could have access to the second word but after trying to start the account it told me my device wasn’t compatible and I needed to download the app. So, I go to the App Store and see the app costs $2.99 or so which I decided was worth it if I had access to all these pronunciations. I wont even get into the struggle of trying to make my account on the app (it took a while and I was very sure by then it was a scam) but after finally getting access to the app I looked up the word I was originally looking for and found no results. I, then, just for the fun of it decided to look up the word that had led me to the site and also couldn’t find any results. To rephrase, I couldnt find any results on the app that I paid for for a word I had looked up for free on their website and gotten a pronunciation for.
why would I use this?
UPDATE: It's been over a year, so I gave it another try on my iPad. Looks like they're getting closer to being useful, but there was no way to favorite a word. Perhaps it was hidden under the three dots at the right. HOWEVER, every time I tapped on the three dots, IT CRASHED AND CLOSED.
So I had to pull out an old iPhone that I never use, download an older version of the app to that, and suddenly the three dots worked, and I was able to favorite a word.
So, since I don't want to use the older iPhone, and since this app crashes on my iPad, I'm going to delete it again on my iPad, and hope they keep working on it. And I hope they'll eventually make it possible to allow me to save favorite pronunciations on my device.
It they keep working on this, and make it useful, I'll give it five stars. But for now, down to one star.
PREVIOUS REVIEW: Perhaps my expectations were too high. I can't really find any reason to use this. The website is easier, and better. I'll probably end up deleting this, unless they provide more functionality, like letting me save my favorite pronunciations on my device so that I can re-listen over and over without logging in. Now THAT would be helpful as I try to learn a new language.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.