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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Rainhard marthinus

Will i be able to download this app on my computer?

Noah Gulelat Habtemichael

its super helpful anf niece


Can I download this app on my computer?


Is it possible to download speech segments that are created for IPA transcription?

Wilfred Mujica

I want to be part of this platform. Whom do I have to talk with to have the chance to show my skills?


Мне нравится😂


I cant use this app correctly. Coz everytime there are a los of adds.


I can’t get IPA notations for these words on this site. Why?
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I really need the suggestions of the correct words in English, my language is Portuguese, as it is the first time I see these words I end up erring one letter or another, there are many words with nch sch sth ll pp ph lzh gh rh mute and I can not hit first of all in writing, I have to go to other sites that many times do not find the correct word, I write everything in a notebook and my handwriting does not help very much, so if you are already working on it disregard the message, it is more for my letter but that will help a lot the site, this is the best pronunciation site I found but needs some details, thank you.


I think that could be a transcription from a talk instead text (or both); I mean you talk (is the input) and the program shows the phonetics transcription; in this way you can check your correct pronunciation!