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).
- 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.
ToPhonetics offers the possibility to listen to lists of sentences or words.
What typographical signs should be placed in the lists, or what operations should be performed, to insert a silence between each sentence or word to allow time to repeat the sentence or word yourself before listening to the next one?
Thank you for your help.
Thank you for the question. That would be a good feature we’ll try to implement soon.
In the mean time you can try using SSML tags, although it might not work in every browser. Wrap you whole input in <speak>…</speak> tags, and add <break time="5s"/> wherever you want a pause like so:
Next sentence after 2 second pause.
You’ll get extra tags in the output and if you want to change the speech rate you’ll need to use SSML attributes for that, but if you don’t mind that, this might be your temporary solution.
Thank you very much for your very kind help.
I did some tests with the proposed example to be sure not to make any transcription errors.
I used the web browsers “Google Chrome”, “Microsoft Edge” and “Firefox”.
Unfortunately, all three treat SSML tags as sentences.
nɛkst ˈsɛntəns ˈɑːftə 2 ˈsɛkənd pɔːz.
Could you please recommend a web browser that would recognise these tags?
I also thank you for the future development to be implemented.
Ваш сервис просто отличный, и он меня натолкнул на мысль спросить вот чём о Вас.
Ваш сервис позволяет получить транскрипцию для массива слов, и это здорово!
Может Вы знаете сервисы где можно также массово получить степени сравнения прилагательных? Т.е. также как и у Вас на сайте можно ввести кучу прилагательных и он отразит сравн. и превосх. степень для Прилагательного? Ну или одну из них.
Интересует именно вариант “массовой” заброски слов. Не по одному слову. Таких сайтов много,где по одному слову надо вводить.
Также интересуют аналогичные сервисы для получения всех форм глагола, мн.числа существительного, получения степеней наречия.
Спасибо за информацию заранее!
Мне нужно за раз получать транскрипцию для большого количества слов и Ваш сайт отлично это делает.
Хочется аналогичной работы с частями речи.
Hi, I was going to use the page but it no longer shows the icon to play.
Thank you for your input and support.
Are you using a different browser perhaps? The playback feature is not available in some browsers.
Good afternoon, and yes it was a local fault, thank you for your prompt response. Greetings and I congratulate you for such an excellent site.
why can not I copy the transcription under the function line by line with English text?
I love this site. Because it is very good for me and people all over the world. I would like to thank a smart person for creating it. Thank you very much!
The American transcription for the word ‘mistake’ is wrong. It shows that the ‘t’ is aspirated while in reality it isn’t.
Can you actually set it up for narrow transcription? When I try <mistake>, it shows only primary stress — /ˈt/ not [tʰ].
Thank you for your good work.
The word “poor” is incorrectly translated. Comparing it to words like door and floor can show the fault quickly.
Hi, I see it’s weak with the transcription of “t” sound: it’s shown with the same ”t” letter for both “two” and “test”, and it’s obvious to anyone that the pronunciation is quite different. There should be 2 different notations for 2 different sounds, or such notation is totally useless.
It’s not working right. Phonetically it is wrong.
Please, provide examples.
Cavity in British English is one example I just found, the prompt given is ˈkævɪti when the correct prompt would be /ˈkævəti/
Why it keeps repeat the same pronunciation although I changed the phrase he doesn’t upload the new pronunciation but keep repeating the only 1st phrase I typed