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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 the 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.
  • The 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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Ißabelle
Ißabelle
2 days ago

Können Sie bitte machen Deutsch hier?

Ineffable
Ineffable
6 days ago

Perhaps the phenomenon of consecutive reading or skimming in sentences can also be marked?

Евгений
Евгений
10 days ago

В британской транскрипции для слова “often” нет звука “t”, а голос

произносит этот звук.

awoz
awoz
10 days ago

This resource has been such a great help! I wanted to add to the discussion and point out that it does translate alphabet wrongly as ‘ælfəbɪt,’
Many thanks!!

Евгений
Евгений
10 days ago
Reply to  awoz

Разве ресурс

переводит?

violet
violet
11 days ago

Great website but I’ve been finding some pronunciations are incorrect:
climate /ˈklaɪmət/ not /ˈklaɪmɪt/
characteristic /ˌkærəktəˈrɪstɪk/ not /ˌkærɪktəˈrɪstɪk/
foreigner /ˈfɒrənəz/ not /ˈfɒrɪnəz/
….

pedrao
pedrao
11 days ago

excellent day for you.

braz
braz
11 days ago

Tank´s for it

Marsha
Marsha
13 days ago

Great website but I’ve been finding some pronunciations are incorrect ie British zebra is /zebrə/ or /zɛbrə/ not ziːbrə. It would be helpful if there was a place to give input for corrections.

Roderick
Roderick
11 days ago
Reply to  toPhonetics

My apologies in advance for my occasional, but IMHO super incredibly important and 100% necessary, use of fully capitalized text. I promise you that I’ve only resorted to doing so where this was absolutely necessary, for example on occasions where it was of the utmost importance that the reader was aware of the incredible importance of the information. Once the user clicks the ‘Show transcription’ button, and the user’s browser submits the POST request to your website domain with the text they want to be transcribed into phonetics, all you’ve got to do is make sure that the website your web server returns to their browser has a small, yet visible, button with the text ‘Report incorrect transliteration’ somewhere on the page. Ideally, upon clicking that button you’d present the user with a ‘Report incorrect transliteration’ dialog window where the user has the choice of: 1) directly submitting the report (only after first completing a CAPTCHA, of course, trust me, you DO NOT want to make that mistake!), or 2) optionally adding a comment with… Read more »

Bárbara de Angeli Piol
Bárbara de Angeli Piol
14 days ago

i like

Lakshmi
Lakshmi
15 days ago

Hi! Unfortunately, the text isn’t read in its entirety. Is this a recurring issue?