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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College Stuart

I really appreciate this web. it’s so help me full, By the way thanks a lot…. and don’t forget to keep update this site, cause technology and language are never stop run! ^^

Alexander

Здрасти! Возникла небольшая проблема. Бот не может прочитать весь текст и где-то на 15 слове обрывается, но с чем это связано я не знаю. Может баг или фича, но все же исправьте неполадку.

SoffyBieber

Maybe he is awesome!

Ренат

Добрый день, в плане транскрипции все удобно, просто и понятно. НО, само слово выходит маленьким шрифтом.( то есть сделать удобно для зрительного восприятия, добавить дизайна) 2)скобки не выходят. У меня все, спасибо.

Fernando Cesar

what happened?
What is the reason for the pronunciation in U.K. is gone?
I would like to hear the British way

coTrym

cassava -> /kəˈsɑː.və/ please update this

javier

eso no me va ayudar, es muy arrecho de aprender

Gabo

Tenés que aprenderte el IPA. Hay Aplicaciones pa’ eso.

lola

just a question, it give phonetic transcription or phoneme transcription ? Because I am lost …

xuyen

great for me. I more and more happier. Thank you so much !

Sasha

Дякую! Дуже допомогло я буду відтепер їм користуватися!