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.

avatar
608 Comment threads
529 Thread replies
16 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
702 Comment authors
CristianĐức-Anh HàАлександлрNehemíasTraci Eveson Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

newest oldest
big mac
big mac

could someone please help me with the following questions

2- Which of the following sounds are [-voice]? [ħ θ k m̥ c h l̥ q]

1- Which of the following sounds are [+continuant]? [ʐ q m l j ɾ ʔ ɸ]

Александлр
Александлр

a book of Jonathan Marks English Pronunciation in Use

big mac
big mac

Can someone please help me find the sound that doesn’t fit for each set, for instance, one sound may be the only sound that is [-voice] among sounds that are [+voice], or it may be the only [+labial] sound among sounds that are [+dorsal]. Basically pick out the sound that does not fit in and state why it does not fit in including natural class. would help alot thankyou and keep up the amazing work.

[ʃ c ð ɭ ç t̪ l̪ ʒ]

[œ ɔ y u ɛ ɵ]

Kitkat
Kitkat

I would like an app where I could enter made up words in English and get the English phonetic transcriptions – any tips? Thank you.

yhen
yhen

hi, how do you translate this
ʃɔ:

Đức-Anh Hà
Đức-Anh Hà

Sure

Cristian
Cristian

sure

araceli
araceli

alguien puede recomendarme un sitio en el que pueda transcribir un texto pero que tambien me muestre allophones, assimilation y elission? gracias!

Самат
Самат

Супер класс реально работает👍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Ulaks
Ulaks

Could you tell me what are these words:
ənəˈmenklətʃe zɑː(r)
ʌnəkˈseptəbl ən ɪnˈækjərət

ebru
ebru

unacceptable and inaccurate

Traci Eveson
Traci Eveson

Is schaw + n = and?

why isn’t there a d at the and?

Nehemías
Nehemías

I think it’s because “ən” is a weak form of and, even you can only pronounce “n” if you want to pronounce it weaker. ænd (strong form), ənd (weak form), ən (weaker), n (weakest).

SAVERA LAMSAR
SAVERA LAMSAR

Hi could you please help translate the following?
• /ʃip/
• /ʃɪp/
• /sɪvɪk/
• /juːʒɜri/
• /ðoʊ/
• /kɪŋ/
• /ʧɜrʧ/
• /kɒt/
• /kæbəʤəz/
• /iθɜr/

Lhynn
Lhynn

sheep, ship, civic,though, king, church, caught, cabbages, either

I’m not sure of the transcription of the fourth word.

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro

Maybe “usury”.

Carlos
Carlos

It would be great if there was an option to download the the original text and the transcription in a word file.

Juan Tonz
Juan Tonz

Could someone give me a phonetic transcript of Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonoptekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon?
It doesn’t work here.