Japanese Accent Study Website
This website is a place for studying Japanese accent. It is also available as accent dictionary.
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Features of Japanese Accent
Each mora in a word has a pitch (high or low).
わたし , あなた
Accents of Particles are determined by the preceding noun.
かさ → かさを
とけい → とけいを
かぎ → かぎを
Compound words, derivative words, etc. are different from the originals in accents.
ちゅうごく → ちゅうごくじん
いくら → おいくら
Accents differ according to part-of-speech.
Accents vary from region to region.
Tokyo (Standard Japanese) → ありがとう
Osaka → ありがとう
Nagoya → ありがとう
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