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

Easily convert your text in Japanese into professionally spoken voice for free. Please note: This is not a translation service. Our voices are simply pronouncing the texts in the corresponding language and/or with 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!

If you can't hear anything: Turn on your speakers :-)

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


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


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
Danish
Dutch
French
German
Icelandic
Indian English
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Mexican Spanish
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Swedish
Turkish
US English
US Spanish
Welsh
Welsh English

Current Limit: ~1.200 words or 10.000 letters / day | Powered by AWS Polly

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