OJAD Pitch Accent Dictionary


I just found this incredibly useful resource online. http://www.gavo.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ojad/

It looks pretty neat and is extremely detailed. It even has the masculine and feminine versions of pitch accent. And every word also has audio pronunciation for both versions.
Have a gander at the example below!


I saw this resource mentioned somewhere last month, but forgot all about it. But it ses very useful. I can never make myself do different pitch patterns consistently, so repeating these words a bunch might help me develop a feel for it.

Took me a minute to figure it out, so thought I’d mention it: you can click on the female and male buttons below the words to activate sound.


Good one, added it to the main post.

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Yep, this is a nice one. I usually only use the “Suzuki-kun” feature of this web page, though. http://www.gavo.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ojad/eng/phrasing/index

It generates pitch curves for whole accent phrases, which is pretty cool. It’s rare that it’s wrong.


My teacher recommends we use that when preparing for presentations!

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That sounds painful. I use it every day, but only for smaller pieces and phrases I’m unsure of. Hopefully we’ll be able to internalize pronunciation sooner or later!


There are a lot of audio files that do not play. This one, for example. I wish this resource was fully functional.

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Hmm, I see. I think it’s still in the process of being completed, since it is a project by a university in Tokyo. I’m sure the missing audio will be added in the future.

I hope you’re right! My guess is that it’s been mostly completed, but they haven’t updated or maintained the files in working order. :sweat_smile:

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Do those words work in the suzuki-kun feature?

I’ve been using this for my iKnow sentences (I do those a bit in between my WK reps of hell!) It’s pretty good for sentences and defo helps me get my ear in a bit better on where to stress. My Japanese pronunciation sucks so this is helping me. I also screen shot it and plonk it into Anki decks as a reminder. Going forward, I hope all Japanese learning materials can build one in.

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