French Words Pronounced by Native Speakers
- Simple and extremely helpful website (bookmark it)
- Input a word and hear it pronounced by a native speaker or speakers
- Refreshingly simple website interface
- Available in an inexpensive iOS app as well
Useful Pronunciation Site and App
Forvo.com is a handy resource for hearing pronunciations of words from all over the world. The site is refreshingly devoid of advertising.
Master Difficult Words
Can you pronounce kouing amann, the name of the tasty Breton cake? Click over to Forvo.com now and hear it pronounced by several French people.
Get the App
Forvo offers an iOS app (iPhone/iPad) for a nominal fee. Consider buying it — Forvo Pronunciation — to help fund the effort and perhaps keep the website itself snappy and free of advertisements. The app puts pronunciations right at your fingertips when on the go. The app also offers some language study functions, but hearing words pronounced is by far the app's (and the site's) most useful function. Users should note that the app is set up not only for listeners to hear spoken words, but also for native speakers to pronounce and submit pronounced words. Perhaps because of this other functionality, the app interface can be confusing.