Language and voice support for the Speech service

The following tables summarize language support for speech-to-text, text-to-speech, pronunciation assessment, speech translation, speaker recognition, and additional service features.

Supported languages

Language support varies by Speech service functionality.

Choose a Speech feature

The table in this section summarizes the locales and voices supported for Speech-to-text and Text-to-speech. Please see the table footnotes for more details.

Additional remarks for Speech-to-text locales are included in the Custom Speech section below. Additional remarks for Text-to-speech locales are included in the Prebuilt neural voices, Voice styles and roles, and Custom Neural Voice sections below.

Locale (BCP-47) Language Speech-to-text Custom Speech support Text-to-speech voices Custom Neural Voice
af-ZA Afrikaans (South Africa) af-ZA Plain text af-ZA-AdriNeural (Female)
af-ZA-WillemNeural (Male)
Not supported
am-ET Amharic (Ethiopia) am-ET Plain text am-ET-AmehaNeural (Male)
am-ET-MekdesNeural (Female)
Not supported
ar-AE Arabic (United Arab Emirates) ar-AE Plain text ar-AE-FatimaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ar-AE-HamdanNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
ar-BH Arabic (Bahrain) ar-BH Plain text ar-BH-AliNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ar-BH-LailaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
ar-DZ Arabic (Algeria) ar-DZ Plain text ar-DZ-AminaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ar-DZ-IsmaelNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
ar-EG Arabic (Egypt) ar-EG Plain text ar-EG-SalmaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ar-EG-ShakirNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
ar-IL Arabic (Israel) ar-IL Plain text Not supported Not supported
ar-IQ Arabic (Iraq) ar-IQ Plain text ar-IQ-BasselNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ar-IQ-RanaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
ar-JO Arabic (Jordan) ar-JO Plain text ar-JO-SanaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ar-JO-TaimNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
ar-KW Arabic (Kuwait) ar-KW Plain text ar-KW-FahedNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ar-KW-NouraNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
ar-LB Arabic (Lebanon) ar-LB Plain text ar-LB-LaylaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ar-LB-RamiNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
ar-LY Arabic (Libya) ar-LY Plain text ar-LY-ImanNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ar-LY-OmarNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
ar-MA Arabic (Morocco) ar-MA Plain text ar-MA-JamalNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ar-MA-MounaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
ar-OM Arabic (Oman) ar-OM Plain text ar-OM-AbdullahNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ar-OM-AyshaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
ar-PS Arabic (Palestinian Territories) ar-PS Plain text Not supported Not supported
ar-QA Arabic (Qatar) ar-QA Plain text ar-QA-AmalNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ar-QA-MoazNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
ar-SA Arabic (Saudi Arabia) ar-SA Plain text ar-SA-HamedNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ar-SA-ZariyahNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
ar-SY Arabic (Syria) ar-SY Plain text ar-SY-AmanyNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ar-SY-LaithNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
ar-TN Arabic (Tunisia) ar-TN Plain text ar-TN-HediNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ar-TN-ReemNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
ar-YE Arabic (Yemen) ar-YE Plain text ar-YE-MaryamNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ar-YE-SalehNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
az-AZ Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan) az-AZ Plain text az-AZ-BabekNeural (Male)
az-AZ-BanuNeural (Female)
Not supported
bg-BG Bulgarian (Bulgaria) bg-BG Plain text bg-BG-BorislavNeural4,5,6 (Male)
bg-BG-KalinaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
bn-BD Bangla (Bangladesh) Not supported Not supported bn-BD-NabanitaNeural (Female)
bn-BD-PradeepNeural (Male)
Not supported
bn-IN Bengali (India) bn-IN Plain text bn-IN-BashkarNeural (Male)
bn-IN-TanishaaNeural (Female)
Not supported
bs-BA Bosnian (Bosnia) bs-BA Plain text bs-BA-GoranNeural (Male)
bs-BA-VesnaNeural (Female)
Not supported
ca-ES Catalan (Spain) ca-ES Plain text

Pronunciation
ca-ES-AlbaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ca-ES-EnricNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ca-ES-JoanaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
cs-CZ Czech (Czech) cs-CZ Plain text

Pronunciation
cs-CZ-AntoninNeural4,5,6 (Male)
cs-CZ-VlastaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
cy-GB Welsh (United Kingdom) cy-GB Plain text cy-GB-AledNeural (Male)
cy-GB-NiaNeural (Female)
Not supported
da-DK Danish (Denmark) da-DK Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text

Pronunciation
da-DK-ChristelNeural4,5,6 (Female)
da-DK-JeppeNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
de-AT German (Austria) de-AT Plain text

Pronunciation
de-AT-IngridNeural4,5,6 (Female)
de-AT-JonasNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
de-CH German (Switzerland) de-CH Audio + human-labeled transcript

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Pronunciation
de-CH-JanNeural4,5,6 (Male)
de-CH-LeniNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
de-DE German (Germany) de-DE Audio + human-labeled transcript

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de-DE-AmalaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
de-DE-BerndNeural4,5,6 (Male)
de-DE-ChristophNeural4,5,6 (Male)
de-DE-ConradNeural4,5,6 (Male)
de-DE-ElkeNeural4,5,6 (Female)
de-DE-GiselaNeural4,5,6,8 (Female)
de-DE-KasperNeural4,5,6 (Male)
de-DE-KatjaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
de-DE-KillianNeural4,5,6 (Male)
de-DE-KlarissaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
de-DE-KlausNeural4,5,6 (Male)
de-DE-LouisaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
de-DE-MajaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
de-DE-RalfNeural4,5,6 (Male)
de-DE-TanjaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro

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Cross-lingual voice (Preview)
el-GR Greek (Greece) el-GR Plain text el-GR-AthinaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
el-GR-NestorasNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
en-AU English (Australia) en-AU Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

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en-AU-AnnetteNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
en-AU-CarlyNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
en-AU-DarrenNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
en-AU-DuncanNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
en-AU-ElsieNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
en-AU-FreyaNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
en-AU-JoanneNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
en-AU-KenNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
en-AU-KimNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
en-AU-NatashaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-AU-NeilNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
en-AU-TimNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
en-AU-TinaNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
en-AU-WilliamNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro

Custom Neural Voice Lite (Preview)

Cross-lingual voice (Preview)
en-CA English (Canada) en-CA Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

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en-CA-ClaraNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-CA-LiamNeural4,5,6 (Male)
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en-GB English (United Kingdom) en-GB Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

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en-GB-AbbiNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-GB-AlfieNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-GB-BellaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-GB-ElliotNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-GB-EthanNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-GB-HollieNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-GB-LibbyNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-GB-MaisieNeural4,5,6,8 (Female)
en-GB-NoahNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-GB-OliverNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-GB-OliviaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-GB-RyanNeural1,2,4,5,6 (Male)
en-GB-SoniaNeural1,2,4,5,6 (Female)
en-GB-ThomasNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro

Custom Neural Voice Lite (Preview)

Cross-lingual voice (Preview)
en-GH English (Ghana) en-GH Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

Plain text

Structured text

Pronunciation
Not supported Not supported
en-HK English (Hongkong) en-HK Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

Plain text

Pronunciation
en-HK-SamNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-HK-YanNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
en-IE English (Ireland) en-IE Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

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en-IE-ConnorNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-IE-EmilyNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
en-IN English (India) en-IN Audio + human-labeled transcript

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en-IN-NeerjaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-IN-PrabhatNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
en-KE English (Kenya) en-KE Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

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Pronunciation
en-KE-AsiliaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-KE-ChilembaNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
en-NG English (Nigeria) en-NG Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

Plain text

Pronunciation
en-NG-AbeoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-NG-EzinneNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
en-NZ English (New Zealand) en-NZ Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

Plain text

Pronunciation
en-NZ-MitchellNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-NZ-MollyNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
en-PH English (Philippines) en-PH Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

Plain text

Pronunciation
en-PH-JamesNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-PH-RosaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
en-SG English (Singapore) en-SG Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

Plain text

Pronunciation
en-SG-LunaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-SG-WayneNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
en-TZ English (Tanzania) en-TZ Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

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Pronunciation
en-TZ-ElimuNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-TZ-ImaniNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
en-US English (United States) en-US Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

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en-US-AIGenerate1Neural1,4,5,6 (Male)
en-US-AIGenerate2Neural1,4,5,6 (Female)
en-US-AmberNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-US-AnaNeural4,5,6,8 (Female)
en-US-AriaNeural2,4,5,6 (Female)
en-US-AshleyNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-US-BrandonNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-US-ChristopherNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-US-CoraNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-US-DavisNeural2,4,5,6 (Male)
en-US-ElizabethNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-US-EricNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-US-GuyNeural2,4,5,6 (Male)
en-US-JacobNeural4,5,6 (Male)
en-US-JaneNeural2,4,5,6 (Female)
en-US-JasonNeural2,4,5,6 (Male)
en-US-JennyMultilingualNeural4,5,6,7 (Female)
en-US-JennyNeural2,4,5,6 (Female)
en-US-MichelleNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-US-MonicaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-US-NancyNeural2,4,5,6 (Female)
en-US-RogerNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
en-US-SaraNeural2,4,5,6 (Female)
en-US-SteffanNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
en-US-TonyNeural2,4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro

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Cross-lingual voice (Preview)

Multi-style voice (Preview)
en-ZA English (South Africa) en-ZA Audio + human-labeled transcript

Audio

Plain text

Pronunciation
en-ZA-LeahNeural4,5,6 (Female)
en-ZA-LukeNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) es-AR Plain text

Pronunciation
es-AR-ElenaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-AR-TomasNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
es-BO Spanish (Bolivia) es-BO Plain text

Pronunciation
es-BO-MarceloNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-BO-SofiaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
es-CL Spanish (Chile) es-CL Plain text

Pronunciation
es-CL-CatalinaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-CL-LorenzoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
es-CO Spanish (Colombia) es-CO Plain text

Pronunciation
es-CO-GonzaloNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-CO-SalomeNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
es-CR Spanish (Costa Rica) es-CR Plain text

Pronunciation
es-CR-JuanNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-CR-MariaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
es-CU Spanish (Cuba) es-CU Plain text

Pronunciation
es-CU-BelkysNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-CU-ManuelNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
es-DO Spanish (Dominican Republic) es-DO Plain text

Pronunciation
es-DO-EmilioNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-DO-RamonaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
es-EC Spanish (Ecuador) es-EC Plain text

Pronunciation
es-EC-AndreaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-EC-LuisNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
es-ES Spanish (Spain) es-ES Audio + human-labeled transcript

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es-ES-AbrilNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
es-ES-AlvaroNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
es-ES-ArnauNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
es-ES-DarioNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
es-ES-EliasNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
es-ES-ElviraNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-ES-EstrellaNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
es-ES-IreneNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
es-ES-LaiaNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
es-ES-LiaNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
es-ES-NilNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
es-ES-SaulNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
es-ES-TeoNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
es-ES-TrianaNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
es-ES-VeraNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
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es-GQ Spanish (Equatorial Guinea) es-GQ Plain text es-GQ-JavierNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-GQ-TeresaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
es-GT Spanish (Guatemala) es-GT Plain text

Pronunciation
es-GT-AndresNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-GT-MartaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
es-HN Spanish (Honduras) es-HN Plain text

Pronunciation
es-HN-CarlosNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-HN-KarlaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) es-MX Audio + human-labeled transcript

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es-MX-BeatrizNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-MX-CandelaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-MX-CarlotaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-MX-CecilioNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-MX-DaliaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-MX-GerardoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-MX-JorgeNeural1,2,4,5,6 (Male)
es-MX-LarissaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-MX-LibertoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-MX-LucianoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-MX-MarinaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-MX-NuriaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-MX-PelayoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-MX-RenataNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-MX-YagoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
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es-NI Spanish (Nicaragua) es-NI Plain text

Pronunciation
es-NI-FedericoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-NI-YolandaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
es-PA Spanish (Panama) es-PA Plain text

Pronunciation
es-PA-MargaritaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-PA-RobertoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
es-PE Spanish (Peru) es-PE Plain text

Pronunciation
es-PE-AlexNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-PE-CamilaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
es-PR Spanish (Puerto Rico) es-PR Plain text

Pronunciation
es-PR-KarinaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-PR-VictorNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
es-PY Spanish (Paraguay) es-PY Plain text

Pronunciation
es-PY-MarioNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-PY-TaniaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
es-SV Spanish (El Salvador) es-SV Plain text

Pronunciation
es-SV-LorenaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-SV-RodrigoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
es-US Spanish (United States) es-US Plain text

Pronunciation
es-US-AlonsoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-US-PalomaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
es-UY Spanish (Uruguay) es-UY Plain text

Pronunciation
es-UY-MateoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
es-UY-ValentinaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
es-VE Spanish (Venezuela) es-VE Plain text

Pronunciation
es-VE-PaolaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
es-VE-SebastianNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) et-EE Plain text

Pronunciation
et-EE-AnuNeural (Female)
et-EE-KertNeural (Male)
Not supported
eu-ES Basque eu-ES Plain text eu-ES-AinhoaNeural (Female)
eu-ES-AnderNeural (Male)
Not supported
fa-IR Persian (Iran) fa-IR Plain text fa-IR-DilaraNeural (Female)
fa-IR-FaridNeural (Male)
Not supported
fi-FI Finnish (Finland) fi-FI Plain text

Pronunciation
fi-FI-HarriNeural4,5,6 (Male)
fi-FI-NooraNeural4,5,6 (Female)
fi-FI-SelmaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
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fil-PH Filipino (Philippines) fil-PH Plain text

Pronunciation
fil-PH-AngeloNeural (Male)
fil-PH-BlessicaNeural (Female)
Not supported
fr-BE French (Belgium) fr-BE Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text
fr-BE-CharlineNeural4,5,6 (Female)
fr-BE-GerardNeural4,5,6 (Male)
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fr-CA French (Canada) fr-CA Audio + human-labeled transcript

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fr-CA-AntoineNeural4,5,6 (Male)
fr-CA-JeanNeural4,5,6 (Male)
fr-CA-SylvieNeural4,5,6 (Female)
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fr-CH French (Switzerland) fr-CH Plain text

Pronunciation
fr-CH-ArianeNeural4,5,6 (Female)
fr-CH-FabriceNeural4,5,6 (Male)
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fr-FR French (France) fr-FR Audio + human-labeled transcript

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fr-FR-AlainNeural4,5,6 (Male)
fr-FR-BrigitteNeural4,5,6 (Female)
fr-FR-CelesteNeural4,5,6 (Female)
fr-FR-ClaudeNeural4,5,6 (Male)
fr-FR-CoralieNeural4,5,6 (Female)
fr-FR-DeniseNeural1,2,4,5,6 (Female)
fr-FR-EloiseNeural4,5,6,8 (Female)
fr-FR-HenriNeural1,2,4,5,6 (Male)
fr-FR-JacquelineNeural4,5,6 (Female)
fr-FR-JeromeNeural4,5,6 (Male)
fr-FR-JosephineNeural4,5,6 (Female)
fr-FR-MauriceNeural4,5,6 (Male)
fr-FR-YvesNeural4,5,6 (Male)
fr-FR-YvetteNeural4,5,6 (Female)
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ga-IE Irish (Ireland) ga-IE Plain text

Pronunciation
ga-IE-ColmNeural (Male)
ga-IE-OrlaNeural (Female)
Not supported
gl-ES Galician gl-ES Plain text gl-ES-RoiNeural (Male)
gl-ES-SabelaNeural (Female)
Not supported
gu-IN Gujarati (India) gu-IN Plain text gu-IN-DhwaniNeural4,5,6 (Female)
gu-IN-NiranjanNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
he-IL Hebrew (Israel) he-IL Plain text he-IL-AvriNeural4,5,6 (Male)
he-IL-HilaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
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hi-IN Hindi (India) hi-IN Audio + human-labeled transcript

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hi-IN-MadhurNeural4,5,6 (Male)
hi-IN-SwaraNeural4,5,6 (Female)
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hr-HR Croatian (Croatia) hr-HR Plain text

Pronunciation
hr-HR-GabrijelaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
hr-HR-SreckoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
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hu-HU Hungarian (Hungary) hu-HU Audio + human-labeled transcript

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Pronunciation
hu-HU-NoemiNeural4,5,6 (Female)
hu-HU-TamasNeural4,5,6 (Male)
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hy-AM Armenian (Armenia) hy-AM Plain text hy-AM-AnahitNeural (Female)
hy-AM-HaykNeural (Male)
Not supported
id-ID Indonesian (Indonesia) id-ID Plain text

Pronunciation
id-ID-ArdiNeural4,5,6 (Male)
id-ID-GadisNeural4,5,6 (Female)
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is-IS Icelandic (Iceland) is-IS Plain text is-IS-GudrunNeural (Female)
is-IS-GunnarNeural (Male)
Not supported
it-CH Italian (Switzerland) it-CH Plain text Not supported Not supported
it-IT Italian (Italy) it-IT Audio + human-labeled transcript

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it-IT-BenignoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
it-IT-CalimeroNeural4,5,6 (Male)
it-IT-CataldoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
it-IT-DiegoNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
it-IT-ElsaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
it-IT-FabiolaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
it-IT-FiammaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
it-IT-GianniNeural4,5,6 (Male)
it-IT-ImeldaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
it-IT-IrmaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
it-IT-IsabellaNeural1,2,4,5,6 (Female)
it-IT-LisandroNeural4,5,6 (Male)
it-IT-PalmiraNeural4,5,6 (Female)
it-IT-PierinaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
it-IT-RinaldoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
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ja-JP Japanese (Japan) ja-JP Plain text

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ja-JP-AoiNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
ja-JP-DaichiNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
ja-JP-KeitaNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ja-JP-MayuNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
ja-JP-NanamiNeural2,4,5,6 (Female)
ja-JP-NaokiNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
ja-JP-ShioriNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro

Custom Neural Voice Lite (Preview)

Cross-lingual voice (Preview)
jv-ID Javanese (Indonesia) jv-ID Plain text jv-ID-DimasNeural (Male)
jv-ID-SitiNeural (Female)
Not supported
ka-GE Georgian (Georgia) ka-GE Plain text ka-GE-EkaNeural (Female)
ka-GE-GiorgiNeural (Male)
Not supported
kk-KZ Kazakh (Kazakhstan) kk-KZ Plain text kk-KZ-AigulNeural (Female)
kk-KZ-DauletNeural (Male)
Not supported
km-KH Khmer (Cambodia) km-KH Plain text km-KH-PisethNeural (Male)
km-KH-SreymomNeural (Female)
Not supported
kn-IN Kannada (India) kn-IN Plain text kn-IN-GaganNeural (Male)
kn-IN-SapnaNeural (Female)
Not supported
ko-KR Korean (Korea) ko-KR Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text

Structured text

Phrase list
ko-KR-BongJinNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
ko-KR-GookMinNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
ko-KR-InJoonNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ko-KR-JiMinNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
ko-KR-SeoHyeonNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
ko-KR-SoonBokNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
ko-KR-SunHiNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ko-KR-YuJinNeural1,4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro

Custom Neural Voice Lite (Preview)

Cross-lingual voice (Preview)
lo-LA Lao (Laos) lo-LA Plain text lo-LA-ChanthavongNeural (Male)
lo-LA-KeomanyNeural (Female)
Not supported
lt-LT Lithuanian (Lithuania) lt-LT Plain text

Pronunciation
lt-LT-LeonasNeural (Male)
lt-LT-OnaNeural (Female)
Not supported
lv-LV Latvian (Latvia) lv-LV Plain text

Pronunciation
lv-LV-EveritaNeural (Female)
lv-LV-NilsNeural (Male)
Not supported
mk-MK Macedonian (Republic of North Macedonia) mk-MK Plain text mk-MK-AleksandarNeural (Male)
mk-MK-MarijaNeural (Female)
Not supported
ml-IN Malayalam (India) ml-IN Plain text ml-IN-MidhunNeural (Male)
ml-IN-SobhanaNeural (Female)
Not supported
mn-MN Mongolian (Mongolia) mn-MN Plain text mn-MN-BataaNeural (Male)
mn-MN-YesuiNeural (Female)
Not supported
mr-IN Marathi (India) mr-IN Plain text mr-IN-AarohiNeural4,5,6 (Female)
mr-IN-ManoharNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
ms-MY Malay (Malaysia) ms-MY Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text
ms-MY-OsmanNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ms-MY-YasminNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
mt-MT Maltese (Malta) mt-MT Plain text mt-MT-GraceNeural (Female)
mt-MT-JosephNeural (Male)
Not supported
my-MM Burmese (Myanmar) my-MM Plain text my-MM-NilarNeural (Female)
my-MM-ThihaNeural (Male)
Not supported
nb-NO Norwegian (Bokmål, Norway) nb-NO Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text
nb-NO-FinnNeural4,5,6 (Male)
nb-NO-IselinNeural4,5,6 (Female)
nb-NO-PernilleNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
ne-NP Nepali (Nepal) ne-NP Plain text ne-NP-HemkalaNeural (Female)
ne-NP-SagarNeural (Male)
Not supported
nl-BE Dutch (Belgium) nl-BE Plain text nl-BE-ArnaudNeural4,5,6 (Male)
nl-BE-DenaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) nl-NL Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text

Pronunciation
nl-NL-ColetteNeural4,5,6 (Female)
nl-NL-FennaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
nl-NL-MaartenNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
pl-PL Polish (Poland) pl-PL Plain text

Pronunciation
pl-PL-AgnieszkaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
pl-PL-MarekNeural4,5,6 (Male)
pl-PL-ZofiaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
ps-AF Pashto (Afghanistan) ps-AF Plain text ps-AF-GulNawazNeural (Male)
ps-AF-LatifaNeural (Female)
Not supported
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) pt-BR Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text

Structured text

Pronunciation

Phrase list
pt-BR-AntonioNeural4,5,6 (Male)
pt-BR-BrendaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
pt-BR-DonatoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
pt-BR-ElzaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
pt-BR-FabioNeural4,5,6 (Male)
pt-BR-FranciscaNeural2,4,5,6 (Female)
pt-BR-GiovannaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
pt-BR-HumbertoNeural4,5,6 (Male)
pt-BR-JulioNeural4,5,6 (Male)
pt-BR-LeilaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
pt-BR-LeticiaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
pt-BR-ManuelaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
pt-BR-NicolauNeural4,5,6 (Male)
pt-BR-ValerioNeural4,5,6 (Male)
pt-BR-YaraNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro

Custom Neural Voice Lite (Preview)

Cross-lingual voice (Preview)
pt-PT Portuguese (Portugal) pt-PT Plain text

Pronunciation
pt-PT-DuarteNeural4,5,6 (Male)
pt-PT-FernandaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
pt-PT-RaquelNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
ro-RO Romanian (Romania) ro-RO Plain text

Pronunciation
ro-RO-AlinaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ro-RO-EmilNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
ru-RU Russian (Russia) ru-RU Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text
ru-RU-DariyaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ru-RU-DmitryNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ru-RU-SvetlanaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro

Cross-lingual voice (Preview)
si-LK Sinhala (Sri Lanka) si-LK Plain text si-LK-SameeraNeural (Male)
si-LK-ThiliniNeural (Female)
Not supported
sk-SK Slovak (Slovakia) sk-SK Plain text

Pronunciation
sk-SK-LukasNeural4,5,6 (Male)
sk-SK-ViktoriaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
sl-SI Slovenian (Slovenia) sl-SI Plain text

Pronunciation
sl-SI-PetraNeural4,5,6 (Female)
sl-SI-RokNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
so-SO Somali (Somalia) so-SO Plain text so-SO-MuuseNeural (Male)
so-SO-UbaxNeural (Female)
Not supported
sq-AL Albanian (Albania) sq-AL Plain text sq-AL-AnilaNeural (Female)
sq-AL-IlirNeural (Male)
Not supported
sr-RS Serbian (Serbia) sr-RS Plain text sr-RS-NicholasNeural (Male)
sr-RS-SophieNeural (Female)
Not supported
su-ID Sundanese (Indonesia) Not supported Not supported su-ID-JajangNeural (Male)
su-ID-TutiNeural (Female)
Not supported
sv-SE Swedish (Sweden) sv-SE Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text

Pronunciation
sv-SE-HilleviNeural4,5,6 (Female)
sv-SE-MattiasNeural4,5,6 (Male)
sv-SE-SofieNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
sw-KE Swahili (Kenya) sw-KE Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text
sw-KE-RafikiNeural (Male)
sw-KE-ZuriNeural (Female)
Not supported
sw-TZ Swahili (Tanzania) sw-TZ Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text
sw-TZ-DaudiNeural4,5,6 (Male)
sw-TZ-RehemaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
ta-IN Tamil (India) ta-IN Plain text ta-IN-PallaviNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ta-IN-ValluvarNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
ta-LK Tamil (Sri Lanka) Not supported Not supported ta-LK-KumarNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ta-LK-SaranyaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
ta-MY Tamil (Malaysia) Not supported Not supported ta-MY-KaniNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ta-MY-SuryaNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
ta-SG Tamil (Singapore) Not supported Not supported ta-SG-AnbuNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ta-SG-VenbaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
te-IN Telugu (India) te-IN Plain text te-IN-MohanNeural4,5,6 (Male)
te-IN-ShrutiNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
th-TH Thai (Thailand) th-TH Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text
th-TH-AcharaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
th-TH-NiwatNeural4,5,6 (Male)
th-TH-PremwadeeNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) tr-TR Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text
tr-TR-AhmetNeural4,5,6 (Male)
tr-TR-EmelNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
uk-UA Ukrainian (Ukraine) uk-UA Plain text uk-UA-OstapNeural4,5,6 (Male)
uk-UA-PolinaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
ur-IN Urdu (India) Not supported Not supported ur-IN-GulNeural4,5,6 (Female)
ur-IN-SalmanNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Not supported
ur-PK Urdu (Pakistan) Not supported Not supported ur-PK-AsadNeural4,5,6 (Male)
ur-PK-UzmaNeural4,5,6 (Female)
Not supported
uz-UZ Uzbek (Uzbekistan) uz-UZ Plain text uz-UZ-MadinaNeural (Female)
uz-UZ-SardorNeural (Male)
Not supported
vi-VN Vietnamese (Vietnam) vi-VN Plain text vi-VN-HoaiMyNeural4,5,6 (Female)
vi-VN-NamMinhNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
wuu-CN Chinese (Wu, Simplified) wuu-CN Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text
wuu-CN-XiaotongNeural1 (Female)
wuu-CN-YunzheNeural1 (Male)
Not supported
yue-CN Chinese (Cantonese, Simplified) yue-CN Plain text yue-CN-XiaoMinNeural1 (Female)
yue-CN-YunSongNeural1 (Male)
Not supported
zh-CN Chinese (Mandarin, Simplified) zh-CN Audio + human-labeled transcript

Plain text

Structured text

Phrase list
zh-CN-XiaochenNeural4,5,6 (Female)
zh-CN-XiaohanNeural2,4,5,6 (Female)
zh-CN-XiaomengNeural1,2,4,5,6 (Female)
zh-CN-XiaomoNeural2,3,4,5,6 (Female)
zh-CN-XiaoqiuNeural4,5,6 (Female)
zh-CN-XiaoruiNeural2,4,5,6 (Female)
zh-CN-XiaoshuangNeural2,4,5,6,8 (Female)
zh-CN-XiaoxiaoNeural2,4,5,6 (Female)
zh-CN-XiaoxuanNeural2,3,4,5,6 (Female)
zh-CN-XiaoyanNeural4,5,6 (Female)
zh-CN-XiaoyiNeural1,2,4,5,6 (Female)
zh-CN-XiaoyouNeural4,5,6,8 (Female)
zh-CN-XiaozhenNeural1,2,4,5,6 (Female)
zh-CN-YunfengNeural1,2,4,5,6 (Male)
zh-CN-YunhaoNeural1,2,4,5,6 (Male)
zh-CN-YunjianNeural1,2,4,5,6 (Male)
zh-CN-YunxiaNeural1,2,4,5,6 (Male)
zh-CN-YunxiNeural2,3,4,5,6 (Male)
zh-CN-YunyangNeural2,4,5,6 (Male)
zh-CN-YunyeNeural2,3,4,5,6 (Male)
zh-CN-YunzeNeural1,2,3,4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro

Custom Neural Voice Lite (Preview)

Cross-lingual voice (Preview)
zh-CN-henan Chinese (Zhongyuan Mandarin Henan, Simplified) Not supported Not supported zh-CN-henan-YundengNeural1 (Male) Not supported
zh-CN-liaoning Chinese (Northeastern Mandarin, Simplified) Not supported Not supported zh-CN-liaoning-XiaobeiNeural1 (Female) Not supported
zh-CN-shaanxi Chinese (Zhongyuan Mandarin Shaanxi, Simplified) Not supported Not supported zh-CN-shaanxi-XiaoniNeural1 (Female) Not supported
zh-CN-shandong Chinese (Jilu Mandarin, Simplified) Not supported Not supported zh-CN-shandong-YunxiangNeural1 (Male) Not supported
zh-CN-sichuan Chinese (Southwestern Mandarin, Simplified) zh-CN-sichuan Plain text zh-CN-sichuan-YunxiNeural1 (Male) Not supported
zh-HK Chinese (Cantonese, Traditional) zh-HK Plain text zh-HK-HiuGaaiNeural4,5,6 (Female)
zh-HK-HiuMaanNeural4,5,6 (Female)
zh-HK-WanLungNeural1,4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
zh-TW Chinese (Taiwanese Mandarin) zh-TW Plain text zh-TW-HsiaoChenNeural4,5,6 (Female)
zh-TW-HsiaoYuNeural4,5,6 (Female)
zh-TW-YunJheNeural4,5,6 (Male)
Custom Neural Voice Pro
zu-ZA Zulu (South Africa) zu-ZA Plain text zu-ZA-ThandoNeural (Female)
zu-ZA-ThembaNeural (Male)
Not supported

1 The neural voice is available in public preview. Voices and styles in public preview are only available in three service regions: East US, West Europe, and Southeast Asia.

2 The neural voice supports speaking styles to express emotions such as cheerfulness, empathy, and calm. You can optimize the voice for different scenarios like customer service, newscast, and voice assistant. For a list of styles that are supported per neural voice, see the Voice styles and roles table. To learn how you can configure and adjust neural voice styles, see Speech Synthesis Markup Language.

3 The neural voice supports role play. With roles, the same voice can act as a different age and gender. For a list of roles that are supported per neural voice, see the Voice styles and roles table. To learn how you can configure and adjust neural voice roles, see Speech Synthesis Markup Language.

4 Visemes are supported for the locale of the neural voice. However, SVG is only supported for neural voices in the en-US locale, and blend shapes is only supported for neural voices in the en-US and zh-CN locales. For more information, see Get facial position with viseme and Viseme element.

5 Phonemes are supported for the locale of the neural voice. For more information, see SSML phonetic alphabets and Use phonemes to improve pronunciation.

6 Custom lexicon is supported for the locale of the neural voice. For more information, see Use custom lexicon to improve pronunciation.

7 For the multilingual voice the primary default locale is en-US. Additional locales are supported using SSML.

8 The voice is a child's voice.

Custom Speech

To improve Speech-to-text recognition accuracy, customization is available for some languages and base models. Depending on the locale, you can upload audio + human-labeled transcripts, plain text, structured text, and pronunciation data. By default, plain text customization is supported for all available base models. To learn more about customization, see Custom Speech.

Prebuilt neural voices

Each prebuilt neural voice supports a specific language and dialect, identified by locale. You can try the demo and hear the voices on this website.

Important

Pricing varies for Prebuilt Neural Voice (see Neural on the pricing page) and Custom Neural Voice (see Custom Neural on the pricing page). For more information, see the Pricing page.

Each prebuilt neural voice model is available at 24kHz and high-fidelity 48kHz. Other sample rates can be obtained through upsampling or downsampling when synthesizing.

Please note that the following neural voices are retired.

  • The English (United Kingdom) voice en-GB-MiaNeural retired on October 30, 2021. All service requests to en-GB-MiaNeural will be redirected to en-GB-SoniaNeural automatically as of October 30, 2021. If you're using container Neural TTS, download and deploy the latest version. Starting from October 30, 2021, all requests with previous versions will not succeed.
  • The en-US-JessaNeural voice is retired and replaced by en-US-AriaNeural. If you were using "Jessa" before, convert to "Aria."

Voice styles and roles

In some cases, you can adjust the speaking style to express different emotions like cheerfulness, empathy, and calm. You can optimize the voice for different scenarios like customer service, newscast, and voice assistant. With roles, the same voice can act as a different age and gender.

To learn how you can configure and adjust neural voice styles and roles, see Speech Synthesis Markup Language.

Use the following table to determine supported styles and roles for each neural voice.

Voice Styles Roles
en-GB-RyanNeural1 cheerful, chat Not supported
en-GB-SoniaNeural1 cheerful, sad Not supported
en-US-AriaNeural chat, customerservice, narration-professional, newscast-casual, newscast-formal, cheerful, empathetic, angry, sad, excited, friendly, terrified, shouting, unfriendly, whispering, hopeful Not supported
en-US-DavisNeural chat, angry, cheerful, excited, friendly, hopeful, sad, shouting, terrified, unfriendly, whispering Not supported
en-US-GuyNeural newscast, angry, cheerful, sad, excited, friendly, terrified, shouting, unfriendly, whispering, hopeful Not supported
en-US-JaneNeural angry, cheerful, excited, friendly, hopeful, sad, shouting, terrified, unfriendly, whispering Not supported
en-US-JasonNeural angry, cheerful, excited, friendly, hopeful, sad, shouting, terrified, unfriendly, whispering Not supported
en-US-JennyNeural assistant, chat, customerservice, newscast, angry, cheerful, sad, excited, friendly, terrified, shouting, unfriendly, whispering, hopeful Not supported
en-US-NancyNeural angry, cheerful, excited, friendly, hopeful, sad, shouting, terrified, unfriendly, whispering Not supported
en-US-SaraNeural angry, cheerful, excited, friendly, hopeful, sad, shouting, terrified, unfriendly, whispering Not supported
en-US-TonyNeural angry, cheerful, excited, friendly, hopeful, sad, shouting, terrified, unfriendly, whispering Not supported
es-MX-JorgeNeural1 cheerful, chat Not supported
fr-FR-DeniseNeural1 cheerful, sad Not supported
fr-FR-HenriNeural1 cheerful, sad Not supported
it-IT-IsabellaNeural1 cheerful, chat Not supported
ja-JP-NanamiNeural chat, customerservice, cheerful Not supported
pt-BR-FranciscaNeural calm Not supported
zh-CN-XiaohanNeural5 calm, fearful, cheerful, disgruntled, serious, angry, sad, gentle, affectionate, embarrassed Not supported
zh-CN-XiaomengNeural1,5 chat Not supported
zh-CN-XiaomoNeural5 embarrassed, calm, fearful, cheerful, disgruntled, serious, angry, sad, depressed, affectionate, gentle, envious YoungAdultFemale, YoungAdultMale, OlderAdultFemale, OlderAdultMale, SeniorFemale, SeniorMale, Girl, Boy
zh-CN-XiaoruiNeural5 calm, fearful, angry, sad Not supported
zh-CN-XiaoshuangNeural5 chat Not supported
zh-CN-XiaoxiaoNeural5 assistant, chat, customerservice, newscast, affectionate, angry, calm, cheerful, disgruntled, fearful, gentle, lyrical, sad, serious, poetry-reading Not supported
zh-CN-XiaoxuanNeural5 calm, fearful, cheerful, disgruntled, serious, angry, gentle, depressed YoungAdultFemale, YoungAdultMale, OlderAdultFemale, OlderAdultMale, SeniorFemale, SeniorMale, Girl, Boy
zh-CN-XiaoyiNeural1,5 angry, disgruntled, affectionate, cheerful, fearful, sad, embarrassed, serious, gentle Not supported
zh-CN-XiaozhenNeural1,5 angry, disgruntled, cheerful, fearful, sad, serious Not supported
zh-CN-YunfengNeural1,5 angry, disgruntled, cheerful, fearful, sad, serious, depressed Not supported
zh-CN-YunhaoNeural1,2,5 advertisement-upbeat Not supported
zh-CN-YunjianNeural1,3,4,5 narration-relaxed, sports-commentary, sports-commentary-excited Not supported
zh-CN-YunxiaNeural1,5 calm, fearful, cheerful, angry, sad Not supported
zh-CN-YunxiNeural5 narration-relaxed, embarrassed, fearful, cheerful, disgruntled, serious, angry, sad, depressed, chat, assistant, newscast Narrator, YoungAdultMale, Boy
zh-CN-YunyangNeural5 customerservice, narration-professional, newscast-casual Not supported
zh-CN-YunyeNeural5 embarrassed, calm, fearful, cheerful, disgruntled, serious, angry, sad YoungAdultFemale, YoungAdultMale, OlderAdultFemale, OlderAdultMale, SeniorFemale, SeniorMale, Girl, Boy
zh-CN-YunzeNeural1,5 calm, fearful, cheerful, disgruntled, serious, angry, sad, depressed, documentary-narration OlderAdultMale, SeniorMale

1 The neural voice is available in public preview. Voices and styles in public preview are only available in three service regions: East US, West Europe, and Southeast Asia.

2 The advertisement-upbeat style for this voice is in preview and only available in three service regions: East US, West Europe, and Southeast Asia.

3 The sports-commentary style for this voice is in preview and only available in three service regions: East US, West Europe, and Southeast Asia.

4 The sports-commentary-excited style for this voice is in preview and only available in three service regions: East US, West Europe, and Southeast Asia.

5 The voice supports style degree for you to specify the intensity of the speaking style.

Custom Neural Voice

Custom Neural Voice lets you create synthetic voices that are rich in speaking styles. You can create a unique brand voice in multiple languages and styles by using a small set of recording data. There are two Custom Neural Voice (CNV) project types: CNV Pro and CNV Lite (preview).

Select the right locale that matches your training data to train a custom neural voice model. For example, if the recording data is spoken in English with a British accent, select en-GB.

With the cross-lingual feature (preview), you can transfer your custom neural voice model to speak a second language. For example, with the zh-CN data, you can create a voice that speaks en-AU or any of the languages with Cross-lingual support.

Get locales via API and SDK

You can also get a list of locales and voices supported for each specific region or endpoint through the Speech SDK, Speech-to-text REST API, Speech-to-text REST API for short audio and Text-to-speech REST API.

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