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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Elias Andrade

How can I purchase one definitive version with permission to copy to Word and print line by line properly aligned?


English translation of bjuri

Elias Andrade

I frequently use this tool and I enjoy it very much because when we choose the option “line by line” the transcripts are arranged just under each word making aloud reading easier. I would like copy the results to Word, before it can edit. It will turn the application perfect. I suggest this to the author.

sai likith

what is the english word of ʧiə(r)

Malakeh Bali

Thank you


Огромное спасибо. Прекрасный сайт, все легко и понятно. Желаю Вам долгой, счастливой, успешной жизни.


годная штука…
ещё бы голос произношения был более человечным)))


Хотелось бы, чтобы по желанию можно было добавлять перевод слова./I’d like, if you want, you can add a word translation.
P.s Когда с английским не ахти)


я вообще не поняла как им пользоваться


after transfer text into IPA line by line, I copy and paste them into Word or excel file but they are a mess. It can’t be in order like on website.