1 Reply ・ Started by devinc267 at 2020-07-23 21:14:51 UTC ・ Last reply by Leebo at 2020-07-24 12:01:50 UTC

Does Jisho Pronounce words or characters?

I am new to the Japanese language and like being able to look up symbols on Jisho but have no idea how to pronounce them or what they sound like. Does Jisho have a feature that lets you hear the sounds each symbol, word or sentence will make? thank you

Leebo at 2020-07-24 12:01:50 UTC

Jisho borrows audio from WaniKani, which means that only several thousand items have recordings. If you want a site that will let you hear native pronunciations for almost every word you could want to look up, I recommend forvo. There are also lots of youtube videos about learning how to read hiragana and katakana, which, given the fact that their pronunciation almost never changes (unlike the alphabet with English), should be adequate for being able to read things on Jisho without assistance.

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