the pronunciation of 辞書 is jisho, however, why does it sound like jishyo in prerecorded pronunciation online?

  • prerecorded pronunciation online -- Which one? Could you give us the link?
    – chocolate
    Jun 14, 2019 at 15:04

1 Answer 1


I'm unsure of the recording you are referring to, but just looking at jisho.org, the entry sounds like "jisho" to me. https://jisho.org/word/辞書 -- so it isn't a universal phenomenon!

One possible reason as to why your resource is saying "jisyo" is that one of the major systems of romanisation of Japanese (the Nihon-shiki system; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihon-shiki_romanization) uses 'syo' instead of 'sho' (as represented in the Hepburn system) to represent しょ. A computer-generated rendering of 'syo' might therefore just sound as such.

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