LJ Speech - English audio database

LJ Speech base for improving English vocabulary and grammar skills consists of 13,100 short audio clips of a single speaker reading passages from 7 English non-fiction books. Clips have a total length of approximately 24 hours. These texts contain 225,715 words and they were published between 1884 and 1964. This base consists of excerpts from the following works:

How to use

  • In the text field, type in the word(s) of interest.
  • Choose the language pair from the drop-down list. The list consists of the original language and the translation language.
  • Click the submit button.
  • The page will display a set of proposals in the target language with the addition of translation words and phrases.
  • To see the syntactic structure, hover over or click on the highlighted word or phrase, and the structure will be displayed.