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Hi! Got an English text and want to see how to pronounce it? This online converter of English text to IPA phonetic transcription will translate your English text into its phonetic transcription using International Phonetic Alphabet. Paste or type your English text in the text field above and click “Show transcription” button (or use [Ctrl+Enter] shortcut from the text input area).

Features:

  • Choose between British and American* pronunciation. When British option is selected the [r] sound at the end of the word is only voiced if followed by a vowel, which follows British phonetic convention.
  • International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols used.
  • The structure of the text and sentences in it (line breaks, punctuation marks, etc.) is preserved in phonetic transcription output making it easier to read.
  • An option to vary pronunciation depending on whether words are in stressed or weak position in the sentence, as in connected speech (checkbox “Show weak forms”).
  • Words in CAPS are interpreted as acronyms if the word is not found in the database. Acronym transcriptions will be shown with hyphens between letters.
  • In addition to commonly used vocabulary the database contains a very substantial amount of place names (including names of countries, their capitals, US states, UK counties), nationalities and popular names.
  • You can output the text and its phonetic transcription along each other side-by-side or line-by-line to make back-reference to the original text easier. Just tick the appropriate checkbox in the input form.
  • Where a word has a number of different pronunciations (highlighted in blue in the output) you can select the one that agrees with the context by clicking on it. To see a popup with a list of possible pronunciations move your mouse cursor over the word.
    Note that different pronunciations of one word may have different meanings or may represent variations in pronunciation with the same meaning. If unsure which pronunciation is relevant in your particular case, consult a dictionary.
  • The dictionary database is regularly amended with most popular missing words (shown in red in the output).
  • The text can be read out loud in browsers with speech synthesis support (Safari – recommended, Chrome).
*) American transcriptions are based on the open Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary.

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Steven Kan
Steven Kan
1 day ago

It should be bʌʔn in Natural pronunciation

armin
armin
1 day ago

disappoitend no se encuentra. Saludos

john
john
2 days ago

is there an option where this app translates from ipa to english rather than english to ipa?

Luna
Luna
1 day ago
Reply to  john

ipa is pronunciation not a language, so you will not be able to convert it easily.

Микита
Микита
2 days ago

Додайте українську мову

Jahid Hasan
Jahid Hasan
3 days ago

What’s the singular number of I?

Blessing omoz
3 days ago

Does Your app teach phonetics or is there any other way u can help me

armin
armin
4 days ago

Las siguientes palabras no se encuentran, saludos.
interrogative
prepositions

Ailen Cecilia Flores Cortez
Ailen Cecilia Flores Cortez
4 days ago

Can someone help me with weak and strong forms?

Derek
Derek
3 days ago

What do you need help with?

lora
5 days ago

thank you so usefull!!!!

Dunya Bernardon
Dunya Bernardon
6 days ago

Hello! what a great tool! Just one question: once my text has been transcribed, can I manipulate/change your transcription manually? (I would like to write the accented syllables in CAPITAL LETTERS to make it easier for younger students), thank you for any info!