Recorded Pronunciations

In ABBYY Lingvo, you can hear some of the words in the English-Russian dictionary LingvoUniversal (En-Ru), in the German-Russian dictionary Universal (De-Ru), and in the French-Russian dictionary Universal (Fr-Ru) pronounced by native speakers.

Installing the sound files

The sound files may be installed either together with the program or later.

To install the sound files:

  1. Double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon in Start>Settings>Control Panel.
  2. In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box that opens, select ABBYY Lingvo and then click Change.
  3. In the dialog box that opens, select the Change box and click Next.
  4. In the Custom Setup dialog box that opens, either select Sound or one of the subitems:

Playing pronunciations

To hear a word pronounced:

  1. Open the card of the word you wish to hear in LingvoUniversal (En-Ru), Universal (De-Ru) or Universal (Fr-Ru).
  2. Click (loudspeaker) or press CTRL+P on your keyboard.

You need a sound card and headphones or loudspeakers to be able to listen to pronunciations.


Note: ABBYY Lingvo uses the Vorbis compression format to compress the sound files.