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Subject: WWWJDIC now has audio clips for words
From: Brandin (chaotic_thoughtyahoo.com)
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 21:56:39 GMT

I've been a fan of Jim Breen's WWWJDIC since I started studying Japanese, and just a few days ago I discovered to my pleasant surprise that the site now offers audio clips for a large number of words. The recordings seem to be supplied by native speakers, and the accents are in the standard places, so that 橋(はシ) sounds different from 箸(ハし).
This is a feature that I haven't found in other Japanese online dictionaries, so I'm excited about its learning potential for non-native learners of Japanese.

Some may feel that audio clips for Japanese words are superfluous since the kana syllabary already covers all of the distinctive sounds. And although this may be true, I find myself somehow remembering things better when I hear them through my ears.

If you're like me and have been looking for this feature in an online dictionary, try out the new feature on WWWJDIC.


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