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Forvo – a tool for language learners

Forvo is a kind of pronunciation exchange. Users can add requests to hear various language speakers pronounce a word. These pronunciations are recorded and playable online, so students can find out how real people pronounce a word. Yes, these people are not linguists nor language teachers (necessarily), but if you travel to another country, what are the chances that you’ll meet a linguist or language teacher who will sound like a language teacher?

Part of the web pageForvo has pronunciations in over 299 languages, with the most pronunciations in:

  • German
  • English
  • Russian
  • Tatar
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Arabic

Imagine being able to use an example from a native speaker in your language class and not have to rely on finding a youtube video or song with that word in it.

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