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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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liz
liz
3 days ago

en la opcion linea por linea se ve super pero cuando lo copias y lo pegas en word se vuelve una lista de palabras

Claudia
Claudia
4 days ago

Recurso interessante, gostei não conhecia.

Navid
Navid
4 days ago

Hello. Thank you for this excellent tool. Keep up the good work.
I noticed a couple of minor errors:
“hairbrush” and “chalkboard” aren’t supported at all.
According to tophonetics.com, “downstairs” has two primary stress (IPA: /ˈdaʊnˈstɛrz/). But Cambridge and Google Dictionary show different results.

Thơ
Thơ
5 days ago

Nice!!!

Renata
Renata
13 days ago

This english course is very good

John Rhoades
John Rhoades
13 days ago

I’ve noticed that in the British pronunciation transcript, the ‘r’ is left out of any word when it follows a vowel sound. Thorn, corn, card, born, etc. I can hear it in the audio, and I don’t think the British routinely drop ‘r’s. Might be a bug.

Bruno
10 days ago
Reply to  John Rhoades

Hi John! It isn’t a bug at all! I invite you to check those words in the online dictionary and you will find the transcriptions. https://www.ldoceonline.com/es-LA/

By the way, I totally understand how odd is for you. Being a British English learner myself, it is strange for me to see the /r/ in the American English transcriptions. 🙂

landslordslord
landslordslord
15 days ago

I was curious about the difference in pronunciation of these three words. Unfortunately, the text-to-speech function gives me a broken attempt to pronounce the phonetic version, which sounds incoherent. I guess it’s a bug?
The words are: receive, believe, belief

Phan
Phan
15 days ago

it help me very much in english pronouciations

Michelle
16 days ago

Awesome! Thanks from Spain!

ANA PATRICIA SANCHEZ MARTINEZ
ANA PATRICIA SANCHEZ MARTINEZ
16 days ago

Excellent