Forvo.com is a website where native speakers submit pronunciation of words.

The audio data is under the BY-NC-SA license.

I can't find any obvious place to download the whole data.

There is an API, but it only allows 500 requests/day, which means I would need 15 years to download the 2,740,170 pronunciations.

Where to download the whole data?

This is for use in an open source app from which I don't get any money, so my budget is zero.

  • This page indicates it is a paid service. api.forvo.com/plans-and-pricing – Andrew - OpenGeoCode Oct 29 '14 at 14:25
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    I would chip in to buy a month subscription of the Corporate level API, providing that the data can legally be released as a bulk download (with attribution). – philshem Oct 29 '14 at 15:12
  • @philshem: This is for use in my open source app AnkiDroid, so budget is zero. It is not clear whether the license for Corporate Plan is Creative Commons-based or not, and in particular whether it allows redistribution or not. – Nicolas Raoul Oct 30 '14 at 3:11
  • api.forvo.com says Commercial and Corporate levels allow commercial use. – philshem Oct 30 '14 at 20:07
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    I just noticed they actually advertise the non-profit tier (2$ per month) for use with Anki - For academic and individual use with Anki, GoldenDict etc – philshem Feb 25 '18 at 20:43

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