Free Text-To-Speech and Text-to-MP3 for Japanese

Easily convert your Japanese 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. In japanese language, japanese signs are supported!

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 Japanese language:

Always interesting and ever evolving in the modern era, the Japanese language is spoken by roughly 130 million people worldwide. While it has been said that Chinese has had an influence on the origins of Japanese, there is a great deal of debate about its exact history. Most linguists do agree that its origins likely come from Turkish, Korean, and Mongolian.

Written Japanese falls into three major categories:

Hiragana: The most basic form of the Japanese language, each syllable in Hiragana is represented by a character in a phonetic system of which there are 46.

Katakana: Also represented by a character for each syllable, the 48 characters in the Katakana chart are primarily for foreign words used in Japanese.

Kanji: The multi-syllabic and most complex of the characters, there are roughly 2,000 Kanji. Japanese children do not learn Kanji until grade school and continue throughout high school.

A lesser included fourth category, Romaji is the "Romanized" version of Japanese. Instead of unique characters, symbols are represented in the Latin A-Z alphabet and sounds are written phonetically.

While written Japanese may prove quite arduous, spoken Japanese and grammar is very simple. There are varying levels of politeness, but Japanese has much fewer verb conjugations than other languages, uses no particles, and the subject is oftentimes omitted.

Throughout Japan there are many dialects by region, referred to as "ben" or "go" that vary widely by prefecture.

Japanese truly is as fascinating as it is a challenge.

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

Current Limit: ~375 words or 3,000 characters / day | Powered by AWS Polly

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