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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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Mariusz
Mariusz
4 days ago

Is there any description tool that is able to transcript from pronunciation signs to normal letters?

Jessica
Jessica
6 days ago

Why are there no rhotic diphthongs?

Marcella Mendonça
Marcella Mendonça
4 days ago
Reply to  Jessica

It’s because rhotic dipthongs are not standardized.

Yaritza Borja
Yaritza Borja
8 days ago

thanks

Last edited 8 days ago by Yaritza Borja
Margaret
Margaret
10 days ago

I’m so happy I found this! I teach American accent classes, and the transcriptions here save me a lot of time when I’m making slides and worksheets. Plus, I prefer to make sure the transcriptions are standardized and not based on my own personal accent. Great app, and easy to use.

Pike
Pike
10 days ago

It’s really helpful, thanks.

abed
abed
10 days ago

ɡulz n̩ wɪt͡ʃəz maɪ̯t d͡ʒʌmp θɹu ðə dɔɹ

what is the english trancription

Luis
Luis
9 days ago
Reply to  abed

?? and witches might jump through the door

Josh
Josh
5 days ago
Reply to  Luis

Ghouls

заноза
заноза
13 days ago

русский среди англичан

Thomas
Thomas
16 days ago

θæŋk juː səʊ mʌʧ fɔː dɪˈvɛləpɪŋ ðɪs ˈwɛbˌsaɪtɪt hɛlps miː ə lɒt fɔː maɪ ˈsɪŋɪŋ ˈdɪkʃən!

Minh Hoang Bui Van
Minh Hoang Bui Van
16 days ago

I think I need this page to improve my teaching job.

Yoheily Vásquez
Yoheily Vásquez
16 days ago

please add the ɚ as in the word hour.