Ne, ne ... („ಡωಡ„) What are you doing here? Perhaps… Omae… You’re looking for ero stuff, aren’t you? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Hey, no judging here, this is a safe space for all weeb of the internet╰(*´︶`*)╯♡ While you’re here, continue reading to find out how to Bring Your Husbando To Life.
If you’re not a full-blooded otaku, I don’t know what you’re doing here, but you’re welcome. If this is your case, it is very likely that you have already heard various terms that seem to only make sense to members of this community. Let me enlighten you on the path to weeb wisdom. Surely the curious words “waifu” and “husbando” have already reached your ears even if you have been unable to decipher their meaning. Just kidding, it’s extremely easy to know what it is (つ≧▽≦)つ
Anyway, here we will talk about husbandos, those 2D hotties that drive us crazy. Ne, ne, who is yours? Mine is Kakashi sensei, so you can’t mention him, he’s mine! (ﾉಥ益ಥ)ﾉ
Let’s Talk Properly __φ(◎◎ヘ)
Ironically the origin of this word is not Japanese, but English. First came “waifu”, it is a deformation of the word “wife”. “Husbando” arose later, and is the deformation of the word “husband”. The term “waifu” was first heard in the anime Azumanga Daioh, where a character tried to say the words “my wife”, which with Japanese pronunciation were heard as “mai waifu“.
“Husbando” designates an anime character (although it can also be from manga or video games) with whom we have fallen deeply in love. At first glance it may seem strange that a flesh and blood person can fall in love with a fictional character, although the truth is that it has become a very common situation today.
Let’s Bring Your Husbando To Life (ง ื▿ ื)ว
How? It’s super simple. Okay, this technology is not supposed to be for this, but hey! Who is going to stop us?
Speech synthesis technology or Text-To-Speech, allows you to convert text, whether in a text file, photos, or even videos, into audio files. It is the process of taking written words and translating them into an audible voice. Incredible true? This technology is capable of receiving a text and reproducing it with an artificial synthesized voice that, in the case of the best software, is indistinguishable from the natural human voice.
It seems very complex and in fact, it is, but the truth is that this technology is already in many areas of our daily lives. Google translator voice is an example! These softwar have become extremely popular and have come a long way in recent years. It’s great for important things like helping people communicate or read, creating social media or video. They are very versatile and anyone, with a little imagination, can use them! We can take advantage of a Japanese voice to hear what we always wanted our husbando to tell us.
For this task we recommend Woord, a Text-To-Speech software that has more than 50 languages, including Japanese. In addition, it has different voices and dialects for this language. It also has male, female and neutral gender options. It is extremely easy to use and there is a free version that you can take advantage of.
How to Use Woord For Japanese Audio?
As I already told you, Woord is super easy to use. Its interface is very intuitive and user-friendly, so you won’t have too many problems doing this in just 3 steps:
- First, obviously, you got to go to https://www.getwoord.com/, where your text can be shared or uploaded. You may also use the SSML editor to write it there yourself.
- Choose your favorite Japanese voice, selecting gender, and accents. Here you will also be able to edit some other settings, like the speed or pauses, for example.
- Finally, allow the platform to create your audio by clicking ‘Speak it.’ Play it once it’s finished. You may download it as an MP3 file if you’re satisfied with it, or keep editing it if not.
It’s as simple as that!!
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