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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MD.MIRAJ
MD.MIRAJ

It’s very nice

marie
marie

It’s possible to translate from phonetics to english

Наталья
Наталья

где увидеть перевод?

Андрей
Андрей

Наталья, есть Гугл Переводчик по адресу https://translate.google.com/

Bob Allison
Bob Allison

Have only started using this today. It looks great so far.
One thing I have noticed is that it gives “vegetables” as ˈvɛʤɪtəblz not ˈvɛʤtəblz.
I’m really impressed with the weak forms mode too.
Thanks!

Vaeik Davoudy

hello,it’s very nice

phann thay
phann thay

Could you provide api of phonetic symbols for convert text to phonetic symbols?

Vladimir Mendoza
Vladimir Mendoza

Hello, this engine is so very nice but in the app is not the option for “side by side with english text”. If you can add the option for generate a PDF with “side by side…” will be more useful for print and recite aloud. I think we can pay for a complete version for Windows (detached of web browser).

Alex
Alex

I totally agree! I am an ESL teacher and my students need it so much! Thank you 🙂

Noice
Noice

I can read and write English, however for spoken English I have some difficulty as I haven’t been able to red rid of my first language interference. This website is great towards improving pronunciation.

SAM
SAM

Thank you for your help. I am a Japanese. Here is one question to you. What do you think about this app’s accuracy for changing from English sentences to IPA style?

David Simon
David Simon

seria perfecto que pudiera traducir la palabra tambien

Ivana
Ivana

likewise ..or you can just as “as well” that is what tambien is in English.