Forvo, the world's largest pronunciation dictionary, has released its list of the most consulted words of 2022. Can you guess what words or names we could be talking about? It's no surprise that the the war in Ukraine or the Football World Cup in Qatar have had a big impact on this list. Sign of the times, it's amazing how our searching patterns define our interests and worrisomes. Not in vain, to identify spies and saboteurs, Ukrainians use an effective age-old method – they ask individuals to pronounce the Ukrainian word паляниця (palyanytsia) which is a type of hearth-baked wheat bread and apperars in second position. The power of words has no limits, despite we are living in the digital era.
What about the first one? فیلم_سکسی is the Persian word for "erotic films", so once again we cannot escape from reality and the Internet keeps being the main platform where adult content is consumed.
Also this year there are some terms and expressions that remain in the list, such as, "water", "through", "gnocchi" or "Friedrich Nietzsche", which have become classic words in this classification.
it seems that correct pronunciation remains as important as ever and from now on there are no excuses to learn a new language since we launched Forvo Academy a few weeks ago.
Thanks a lot for your trust during 2022, we are about to begin a ground-breaking 2023. Here's the list in full:
- Kylian Mbappé
- Yves Saint Laurent
- Tommy Hilfiger
Happy new year!