For learning Chinese and checking pronunciation! How to use the free text reading service called "Ondoku"
Sept. 21, 2020
Welcome to Ondoku website.
Chinese is ideographic characters, so you can understand the meaning by just looking at the words, but it is difficult to image the pronunciation.
In English, since it is a phonetic character that represents pronunciation, you can get a rough idea of pronunciation.
But Chinese is not so easy.
Even though Chinese is the same kanji as Japanese kanji, the pronunciation is different.
Moreover, the meaning of Chinese is completely different due to the rise and fall of sounds.
It sounds like a very difficult language.
However, since Japanese people know kanji, they can understand the meaning if they exchange only letters.
By taking such an advantage, Japanese people are overwhelmingly advantageous in learning Chinese than people in other countries .
That's why I really want to master pronunciation and talk fluently in Chinese.
What Japanese people tend to fall into often is that when they talk in Chinese, "My Chinese dosen't make sence because of my own pronunciation ".
A service that helps you to read Chinese is going to help you to overcome these problems.
Check your Chinese pronunciation
How do you check your Chinese pronunciation?
For a long time, there is a way to check with a CD that comes with a text/textbook.
But now there are many useful ways.
For those who are studying Chinese, a service that reads aloud the words and sentences will be a strong ally in the future.
The number of such services has increased significantly over the last few years.
- I want to confirm the pronunciation of a word
- I want to check the pronunciation of sentences
- Supports simplified and traditional characters
Introducing Ondoku, an attractive reading site that meets your needs for studying various Chinese.
This time, we will introduce a service called "Ondoku", which is very convenient for checking Chinese pronunciation.
Ondoku, a service that makes it easy to read Chinese
Ondoku is a relatively new text-to-speech service that was just released in May 2020.
Unlike old-fashioned text-to-speech software, it is simple and easy to operate.
It is used by people who want to read various sentences, and it is also used by many corporations as well as individuals.
- Narration such as Youtube,
- Creating teaching materials at schools and cram schools,
- Utilization for in-house training, etc.
It also supports commercial use.
In addition to such usage, this service is also perfect for checking the pronunciation of people who are studying Chinese like us !
It supports simplified and traditional characters, and there are multiple speakers such as women and men, so you can choose your favorite voice .
In addition to this, it supports 33 languages, so you can use it for learning languages other than Chinese.
Basically, it can be used free of charge, and if you want to increase the number of characters read aloud, you need to use it for a fee.
But if you just want to check the pronunciation of Chinese, you can use it for free.
How to use Ondoku
Using Ondoku for free is very easy.
No need to download apps or software. One of the attractions is that you can do everything with a web browser.
How to use
- Access Ondoku site
- Enter the text you want to read in the text box (copy and paste is also OK)
- Adjust to desired settings such as the type of voice and the speed of voice
- Click read aloud
The site itself is a Japanese site, so you don't have to worry about what you are writing.
If you use an overseas site, you will be frightened until you understand how to use it, but a Japanese site is safe!
In addition, the audio can also be downloaded in MP3 format .
Textbooks and prints can be read aloud
Ondoku has hidden useful features
It is a function that "text is read when you upload an image" .
This is a function that allows you to read aloud the image taken with a smartphone.
You can take pictures of picture books, books, textbooks, etc. and read them on Ondoku.
Chinese is very convenient because there are some characters that can't be entered from Japanese smartphones or PCs!
It is a function that solves the trouble of "I don't know how to read it" when teaching Chinese to children at home or reading Chinese textbooks.
What's more, it's very convenient because you don't have to enter each word by yourself.
[How to use the image->text reading function]
- Access to the Ondoku top page
- There is a tab of "character" and "image" above the text box.
- Click the "Image" tab
- Click upload image and select your favorite image *If you are using a smartphone, you can start the camera here and take a picture directly.
- After selecting the image, adjust the reading speed and height.
- Click the reading button
Then you can analyze the image and read out the audio in a few seconds.
After loading the image, the recognized characters will be displayed in the text box.
If the reading is strange due to a mistake in recognition, you can edit it here.
Detailed usage is introduced here.
Ondoku is perfect for learning Chinese
You can Check Chinese pronunciation and read Chinese sentences. In addition, you can recognize characters from images and look it up in Chinese...! Ondoku is very convenient.
It's a good time to be able to use it for so many functions even though it's available.
Because you can use it for free, you can try it right now!
Excellent Ondoku who can read aloud in Chinese pronunciation, I hope that it will help you in studying Chinese.
Please try using it.
"Ondoku" is a Text-to-Speech service that anyone can use for free without installation.