NHK Japanese Pronunciation Dictionary

NHK Japanese Pronunciation Dictionary

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Japanese pronunciation reference compiled by NHK

This content contains all entries from “NHK 日本語発音アクセント新辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Dictionary)” published by NHK to help you learn Japanese pronunciation.

The NHK Japanese Pronunciation Dictionary (2016), which was revised for the first time in 18 years, contains the latest pronunciation that NHK uses on the broadcast. It contains about 75,000 headwords and has enhanced place names and counter words that are frequently used in Japan. You can easily check pronunciation by listening to accompanying audio recorded by NHK announcers.


  • Audio for more than 100,000 words and phrases recorded by NHK announcers
  • Appendix for pronunciation and stress explanations
  • Search compound nouns and counter words
  • 2nd and 3rd stresses are also marked on entries and can be checked against audio
  • Audio for words with particles are also recorded, making it easier to understand


  • Search within headwords, compound noun and numeral (counter word)
  • Customize search options (starts/ends/match)
  • Fast pattern-match search (*, ?, vowel, consonant and group of letters)
  • Handwriting search
  • Pronunciation audio available offline
  • “Jump” feature – touch any word in the dictionary to go to the definition
  • Search text within entry
  • Bookmark and history functions
  • Syncing bookmarks and history with iCloud
  • Clipboard search
  • VoiceOver read outs dictionary contents


GenreJapanese accent
Update dateFebruary 6, 2020
Release dateDecember 24, 2019
TitleNHK 日本語発音アクセント新辞典
Headword count75,000
Audio count102,800