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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Khanh
Khanh

the website is so useful. Thank you so much. However I recommend a few things about the way the sounds should be showed.
you should add the mark (:) when it comes with a long sound like other dictionary showed (OALD, Cambridge).
For example, feel /fi:l/, car /ka:r/.
And the sound /e/ you have changed it to /ɛ/, I think it’ll cause people to misunderstand it with /ɜː/

leriz

Thank you so muchhhh!

Den4ik
Den4ik

i love you

Marco
Marco

Feature request: including the allophones of /l/ and /t/.
(/ɫ/ /ɾ/ /ʔ/)

Sanya
Sanya

Самое лучшее приложение

Thắm
Thắm

Bạn tâm ,i love you

Robson Rocha
Robson Rocha

This is a good website for Phonetics
http://soundsofspeech.uiowa.edu/index.html#english

Frank
Frank

Help me please!
What is the allophones and the point of articulation in these words:
Very, five, love

Chris
Chris

Please,can you help me? Using vocal tract diagrams and vowel charts, describe the articulatory movements made during the production of the words “jumper” “tackling” “skating” “anchor” “fingers” and “consider” in southern British English. Describe all sounds using appropriate phonetic labels. I must pass the last lesson in Phonetic-Phonology and i really want your help.Greetings from Greece!!!

Robson Rocha
Robson Rocha
Alicia
Alicia

hi! I find this page very useful to check my transcriptions, thanks a lot. Where can I get allophonic transcriptions?