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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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camillo
camillo
6 hours ago

cet traducteur ne peut pas faire traductions de mots françaises en API?

Jesica Prada
Jesica Prada
10 hours ago

Is there anyway we can add German?

Haruze
Haruze
4 days ago

I would like to ask about the /ɜr/ and the /ɪr/. In some dictionaries online it says that the ipa for heard has / /ɪr/. However, it’s /ɜr/ here. What’s the correct one?

James Fox
James Fox
9 hours ago
Reply to  Haruze

I’m not sure what online dictionaries say /ɪr/, because that’s definitely wrong. The correct pronunciation should be /hɜrd/. (I’m a native American English speaker and an English teacher).

Gérard
Gérard
4 days ago

C’est la première fois que je vois un traducteur en phonétiques

Itamko
Itamko
5 days ago

I didn’t find any other way to contact you, so I’ll write it here. Is there anyway we can add Italian?

Sia
Sia
6 days ago

👍🏻

Gérard
Gérard
7 days ago

C’est un très bon traducteur

Daniel
Daniel
10 days ago

Очень круто! СПАСИБО!!!!!

Last edited 10 days ago by Daniel
Vietnamese
Vietnamese
11 days ago

Là người Việt Nam thì Rely comment tìm đồng đội nhé

Loan
Loan
1 day ago
Reply to  Vietnamese

Tìm đồng đội để làm gì vậy anh?

Ольга
Ольга
13 days ago

Очень круто! СПАСИБО!!!!!