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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 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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TheAF
TheAF

Are American transcriptions based on General American? or are they based on other accents?

UrbanPnkz
UrbanPnkz

Very Good Site… and it is very helpful❤ tysomuch…

doha
doha

can we give me please the vowels phonitic

duh
duh

There seems to be a mistake in the transcription of cupboard. I think the “p” is silent instead of the “b”, I mean something like /ˈkʌbəd/ instead of /ˈkʌpəd/

Random User
Random User

Why did you change the site’s interface? Now I need to scrool down and back up after each transcription. It’s painful considering the fact that I transcribe more than 50 words each day.

Ivana
Ivana

Yep, please note this is really inconvenient. I am in a class usually, I click the button to transcribe, and then I need to go back and scroll…what a mess. Please, can you revert it to the way it was – for desktop users. Why would the only thing we want (transcription) be on a second page, accessible only after scrolling? Not UE friendly at all. Thank you for considering the improvement.

carlos
carlos

thanks

Federico
Federico

Thank you!!! teacher

Anton
Anton

Еще пара дополнений: нет первой части слова herky-jerky и слова immiseration. Справедливости ради, в кембриджском словаре их тоже нет, но есть в оксфордском.

Charly
Charly

The transcription of the word ‘schema’ does not appear, which could be ˈskimə