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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 the 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.
  • The 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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This is really helpful site. Thank you so much! I highly recommend this!

Sikiu
Sikiu
4 days ago

Greetings, I searched the word “writhe” and it seems to have an incorrect phonetic with the listening in American English.

Steve Burns
Steve Burns
4 days ago

I don’t see glottal stops/alveolar flaps, although IPA does feature both (and this site claims to “translate your English text into its phonetic transcription using [the] International Phonetic Alphabet.” What is your rationale for omtting these items?

countsun
countsun
4 days ago

why is choose British,get the very /ˈvɛri/ ,I think it is /ˈveri/ is correct. how can I change ɛ to e

Hikaru
Hikaru
5 days ago

often
ˈɒf(ə)n
What is ( )

Fer
Fer
6 days ago

appologize (I couldn´t find a phonetic transcription for this word)


Ckyckleu
Ckyckleu
6 days ago
Reply to  Fer

You spelt it wrong, its spelt correctly as ,,apologize” or ,,apologise” for British.

B0bi
B0bi
4 days ago
Reply to  Fer

U didn’t spelt it right, it’s ‘apologize’

Steve Burns
Steve Burns
2 days ago
Reply to  B0bi

I apologize

Léa B
Léa B
8 days ago

Hello toPhonetics ! I was wondering why the tertiary accent does not appear in the transcription ? For exemple, fellow only shows the primary accent even though it s supposed to be /13/?

Also if you don’t mind, could you explain why idea’s primary accent is on the second syllable instead of the first ( I’m referring to the -ion rule) ?

Have a nice day !
Léa

Last edited 8 days ago by Léa B
Dev
Dev
9 days ago

Can you make it to reflect aspirated consonants (Impact as ˈɪmpHækt) ? That would be of great help.

countsun
countsun
8 days ago
Reply to  Dev

is there any ruly to between ˈɪmpHækt and ˈɪmpækt,if you can show me the ruly, i can may this work

countsun
countsun
11 days ago

there is a way to solve –How do I copy the results line by line to Word(
I wirte some js codes to solve it ,the user only need to use Ctrl+C and ctrl+v to get what he needed.https://blog.csdn.net/countsun/article/details/124645815
–this is the javascript code and you can reused .- I am from China so the use instrition has some Chinese word.

luizito
luizito
12 days ago

wheres the “approximant”!!