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).


  • 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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Why is the word “beer” transcribed as /bɪr/? Wouldn’t /bir/ be a much better approximation of the sound?

Alfinsa EP

So helpful website! It helps me improving my British English pronunciation. Thank you!

Anne Sirot

Thanks a lot for sharing this website.

Ivan Dos Santos Miranda

Isso não está com nada, não tem som.


Fantástico.Parabéns pela criatividade.

Gustav Møller Grimberg

Hi! Is it possible to get in contact with the creator of this website? 🙂 Would be fantastic as I have a small question!

Ivan Dos Santos Miranda

Não consegui de jeito nenhum o audio.

Enrique Palacios Orellana

existe alguna forma de traducir al revez osea the phonetic alfabet para que pase a la palabra en si


http://ipa.typeit.org/full/ aqui tu escribes la palabra en transcripcion y te da la palabra 🙂


No se como funciona esto. Pongo la palabra en español y la traduse al español. Buscare otra pagina. ADIOS.



Anónimo Desconocido

No lo digo yo, lo dice por ahí arriba:

¡Hola! ¿Tienes un texto en inglés y quieres saber cómo pronunciarlo? Este transcriptor en línea de texto en inglés a transcripción fonética AFI convertirá tu texto en inglés en su transcripción fonética usando el Alfabético Fonético Internacional. Pega o tipea tu texto en inglés en el campo de texto de arriba y haz clic en el botón “Mostrar transcripción” (o usa el atajo [Ctrl+Enter] desde el área de ingreso de texto).

Okos vagyok

tökjó perfect