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!
Fix bug of not keeping logged
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.
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.
Forvo is great but app needs Work
Forvo is super awesome, but there are a handful of easy fixes that would make the app a lot better:
The UI in the search screen is tiny and isn’t even close to utilizing the entire screen. Poor design.
There’s not button to quickly clear out the search bar. This is a simple efficiency issue. I’d rather not press backspace a bunch of times.
After typing a word into the search bar, pressing “done” on the keypad should be programmed to activate the search, but instead it just minimizes the keyboard and then you have to press “Search”. Another easily fixable efficiency issue.
It doesn’t need to know my location. It needs to know where I’m from. My language variant is not reliably tied to where I happen to be in the world at any given moment. My language variant is tied to where I’m from and where I’ve lived for a long time. So instead of asking for your location, the app just needs to ask you where you’re from and where you’ve lived for longer than a year or so.
- Forvo Media SL
- 36.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Forvo Media SL
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.