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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Max Evangelista

It’s possilble to trascript subs?


I really hope that the comments we make here serve to correct possible bugs that we found in the site, the site is good but there are bugs that bother throughout the study of the given language, maybe because site is free I do not know, one of them is the listen button the pronoun, it has to be very fast to be able to hear the whole word, if you let 10 seconds pass we hear the sound in half or we do not hear anything, I hope you will fix it, thank you.

Jaime Brodeth

No entry for PROPHESY


Without knowing if the Portuguese is Brazilian or European pronunciation, this is useless .


Учим с ребёнком школьный английский, без вашего сайта ни разу не обошлись, очень-очень вам благодарны!

Yudisthira Ibnu Prawira

this is a great site,very helping!


все отлично.


Огромное спасибо. Прекрасный сайт, все понятно. Желаю Вам долгой, счастливой, плодотворной работы на общее благо.


Is there a way to paste a phonetic transcription and hear what it sounds like?


nɔrθ kɔˈriə əz ˈoʊpən tʊ ˈɛndɪŋ ˈnukliər ˈɛfərts, saʊθ sɛz. Listen please!