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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Anil Kumar Tripathi
Anil Kumar Tripathi

Which dictionary has been followed for British pronunciation?

Dcba
Dcba

British English transcription for “issuance” is wrong as it uses two optional parenthesis to show both forms at the same time, instead of using blue text and displaying only one version at a time (and by clicking or hovering, showing the alternative).

Enzo
Enzo

krʌsed what does this mean

Carlos
Carlos

There is no IPA for the word neuronal.
USA: /nʊˈroʊ.nəl/
UK: /njʊəˈrəun.əl/

brad dull
brad dull

this tool is the best available that i know of for learning the differences between GenAM and recieved pronunciation accents.

roza melano
roza melano

🙂

Mark Garrigues
Mark Garrigues

I expected floccinaucinihilipilification to be in the English database.

Allison Sanchez
Allison Sanchez

æz əˈnʌðər ˈlæŋgwəʤ ɪz ə strɛŋkθ nɑt ə ˈdɛfəsət.

lcoston
lcoston

ˈɪŋglɪʃ æz əˈnʌðər ˈlæŋgwəʤ ɪz ə strɛŋkθ nɑt ə ˈdɛfəsət– Can you transcribe that to English? I need it for my final 🙂

Alicja
Alicja

English as another language is a strenght not a deficit.

Лена
Лена

Хотелось бы как то выгружать результат в каком нибудь формате – в пдф – чтобы не приходилось копировать.
Спасибо!

Norberto Moritz
Norberto Moritz

It’s translating inexplicable to ˌɪnəkˈsplɪsəbəl , instead is ˌɪnəkˈsplɪkəbəl.

Marden Lima
Marden Lima

It’s translating rightly now. I’ve just seen it

Norberto Moritz
Norberto Moritz

Already fixed, and in a short time.
Thank’s a lot to the tophonetics.com team.

Khira
Khira

Hi how can I download this application