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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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Minh123lc
Minh123lc
22 hours ago

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lunna
lunna
1 day ago

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Alex
Alex
2 days ago

Is there a way to supply pronunciation in form of an IPA phonetic transcription just to hear how it’s pronounced? I need it for some words I have a transcription for but they aren’t regular dictionary words.

Alex
Alex
22 hours ago
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Thanks!

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NINJADRAGON
2 days ago

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phương nhi nhớ ichi sữa
3 days ago

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Yaoi karakteri olmak için doğmusum
6 days ago

Here I am translating the texts that my teacher asked me to phoneticize homework! Great.

Jamylly Nascimento
Jamylly Nascimento
7 days ago

excellent study tool.

mike
mike
11 days ago

Иногда возникает вопрос: как произносится фамилия или имя на английском? Программа транскрибирования оставляет необработанными даже англо-язычные имена! Как быть в таких случаях?

Kosi
Kosi
13 days ago

Hi, my name is Kosisochukwu. This website is awesome! I have directed my English students to it and they find it very helpful!

Williams
Williams
13 days ago

great