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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Ivan

buffet – неправильная транскрипция

Kulkarni

This is very useful. Is API available?

Игорь

Предложение. Иногда приходится вбивать большие тексты и тогда не совсем удобно следить за текстом и транскрипцией, даже с учетом рядом расположенных колонок.
Так вот, предлагаю сделать аналогично гуглу – при наведении курсора на слово/фразу в левой колонке, выделялась транскрипция с колонки справа и наоборот.

Fábio

Thank you for that incredible tool, from now on I can learn so much better how to pronounce some words in English.

Екатерина

Классный сайт! Очень помогает. Спасибо вам!

Duy

Thanks a lot. It’s pretty usefull for me.

Torsten

Useful, not usefull 🙂

Mario

Is there a way to transcript in the other way around? i mean from transcription to normal English ?

Arthur Lucena

I’ve done a program that does it but there are some problems that I am going through and getting the solutions day by day, I created it from scratch, if you be patient I will probably be finishing it by the end of the month of March, the program has some bugs and limitations but It does work to reverse phonetic to English, my intention in doing that is to create and spread phonemic awareness, that’s a big goal but I can at least dream.

Елена Филь

Спасибо, как раз понадобилось))

mimo

thank you so much it’s so useful
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Nhi

This really helps a lot. Thank you so so much.