Free Text-To-Speech and Text-to-MP3 for Castilian Spanish

Easily convert your Castilian Spanish text into professional speech for free. Perfect for e-learning, presentations, YouTube videos and increasing the accessibility of your website. Our voices pronounce your texts in their own language using a specific accent. Plus, these texts can be downloaded as MP3. In some languages, multiple speakers are available.

Input limit: 3,000 characters / Don't forget to turn on your speakers :-)

Hint: If you finish a sentence, leave a space after the dot before the next one starts for better pronunciation.

Here are some features to use while generating speech:

Add a break

Mary had a little lamb <break time="1s"/> Whose fleece was white as snow.

Emphasizing words

I already told you I <emphasis level="strong">really like </emphasis> that person.


For dramatic purposes, you might wish to <prosody rate="slow">slow down the speaking rate of your text.</prosody>
Or if you are in a hurry <prosody rate="fast">your may want to speed it up a bit.</prosody>


Do you like sythesized speech <prosody pitch="high">with a pitch that is higher than normal?</prosody>
Or do you prefer your speech <prosody pitch="-20%">with a somewhat lower pitch?</prosody>


<amazon:effect name="whispered">If you make any noise, </amazon:effect> she said, <amazon:effect name="whispered">they will hear us.</amazon:effect>


It is possible to switch between speakers within the text. Just use the following format:
[speaker:Brian] Hello Emma
[speaker:Emma] Hey Brian
[speaker:Brian] How are you doing?
[speaker:Emma] I am fine. May i invite you to a cup of tea?

Please note: Remove any diacritical signs from the speakers names when using this, Léa = Lea, Penélope = Penelope

Need more effects or customization? Please refer to the Amazon SSML Tags for Amazon Polly

Facts about the Castilian Spanish language:

Castilian Spanish, considered the standard form of European Spanish and originating from the Castile region of Spain, is known for its rich history and influential literature. It is renowned for being the basis of the Spanish language as spoken and taught in many places around the world.

For newcomers, Castilian Spanish might actually appear easier in some respects than other language variants. For instance, Spanish as a whole, including Castilian, uses phonetic spelling—words are written largely as they are pronounced, which can greatly simplify the process of learning to read and write the language. Additionally, all Spanish dialects use grammatical gender and verb conjugations, but these rules are generally consistent, aiding in the acquisition after they are initially learned.

However, Castilian Spanish does hold some challenges. One of the most distinct features is the pronunciation of the 'z' and 'c' (before 'e' or 'i') as a 'th' sound, known as 'distinción', which is unique to Castilian among other Spanish dialects. It also possesses certain vocabulary and idiomatic expressions that may differ from Latin American Spanish or other regional dialects within Spain itself.

Another nuance is the use of the second-person plural formal 'vosotros' and its associated verb forms, which are commonplace in Castilian Spanish but are rarely used in Latin American countries, where 'ustedes' serves for both formal and informal second-person plural contexts.

Further complexities arise in the verb system, such as the two past tenses—'pretérito perfecto' and 'indefinido'—which can be challenging for learners to differentiate and utilize correctly. Additionally, the subjunctive mood is extensively used in Spanish and may pose a particular challenge to learners, as it is used in ways that may not directly translate to concepts in other languages.

Despite these hurdles, Castilian Spanish is eminently learnable, particularly with dedication and consistent exposure. Engaging with native speakers from Spain, consuming Spanish media, and practicing the local idioms can enhance one's proficiency in this dialect. Regular practice with its unique pronunciation and grammatical structures, paired with immersion in the culture and colloquial use, can lead to a rich understanding of Castilian Spanish, opening doors to not just a language, but a vibrant and historical culture.

Supported voice languages:

Australian English
Brazilian Portuguese
British English
Canadian French
Castilian Spanish
Chinese Mandarin
Indian English
Mexican Spanish
US English
US Spanish
Welsh English

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