Listening to the pronunciation of a word

In ABBYY Lingvo 9.0, the head words of 15,000 entries in LingvoEssential (En-Ru) and the head words of 10,000 entries of Essential (De-Ru) include the button. Click this button to hear these words pronounced by native English and German speakers.

To hear a word pronounced:


  1. You need a sound card and loudspeakers or headphones to hear a word pronounced.
  2. You will not be able to hear the pronunciation if you chose not to install LingvoEssential (En-Ru), Essential (De-Ru) or unchecked the Sound option when installing ABBYY Lingvo 9.0.

To install the sound:

  1. In Start>Settings>Control Panel select Add/Remove Programs. The Add/Remove Programs dialog box will be displayed.
  2. Select ABBYY Lingvo 9.0 Popular and click Change. The ABBYY Lingvo 9.0 Popular Dictionary InstallShield Wizard will open.
  3. Click Change and then click Next>. The Custom Installation dialog box will be displayed.
  4. In the Custom Installation dialog box, select LingvoEssential (En-Ru) to install the sound file for English words or Essential (De-Ru) to install the sound file for German words. Check the Sound option for the corresponding dictionary.