English language - Phonetic transcription converters and translators

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On this page you will find a list of free online tools that automatically convert English text to its phonetic transcription.

Some of the tools listed below convert English text to phonetic transcription using International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols. Sometimes they are called IPA translators or IPA converters. Other converters may use their own phonetic transcription system. These tools will save you time because you will not have to look up the pronunciation of English words in a dictionary. You can use them as pronunciation guides while you learn English phonetics.

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  • EasyPronunciation.com – English phonetic transcription converter.
    Dialect: American and British English.
    Phonetic transcription: IPA phonetic symbols.
    Dictionaries: CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, miscellaneous sources (American English), miscellaneous sources (British English).
    Shows pronunciation variants: YES.
    Maximum number of characters: 700 (unregistered users), 7,000 (registered users).
    Available as downloadable software: NO.
  • www.photransedit.com – English phonetic transcription converter.
    Dialect: American and British English.
    Phonetic transcription: IPA phonetic symbols, X-SAMPA, HTML-code using Unicode decimal and hexadecimal numbers.
    Dictionaries: CMU Pronouncing Dictionary (American English), unknown source for British English.
    Shows pronunciation variants: NO.
    Maximum number of characters: 300.
    Available as downloadable software: YES (free).
  • lingorado.com – English phonetic transcription converter.
    Dialect: American and British English.
    Phonetic transcription: IPA phonetic symbols, Russian alphabet (Cyrillic letters).
    Dictionaries: CMU Pronouncing Dictionary (for American English), unknown database for British English.
    Shows pronunciation variants: YES.
    Available as downloadable software: YES for mobile devices - App Store and Google Play (requires paid license).
  • www.manabo.net – English phonetic transcription converter online.
    Dialect: American English.
    Phonetic transcription: IPA phonetic symbols, Thai phonetic YK font, CMU phonetic symbols, SAMPA.
    Dictionaries: CMU Pronouncing Dictionary.
    Shows pronunciation variants: YES.
    Available as downloadable software: NO.
  • www.freeenglish.jp – English phonetic transcription converter online.
    Dialect: American English.
    Phonetic transcription: IPA phonetic symbols, Japanese alphabet (kana), SIL fonts.
    Dictionary: CMU Pronouncing Dictionary.
    Shows pronunciation variants: NO.
    Available as downloadable software: NO.
  • upodn.com – English phonetic transcription converter.
    Dialect: American English.
    Phonetic transcription: modified IPA phonetic symbols.
    Dictionary: CMU Pronouncing Dictionary.
    Shows pronunciation variants: NO.
    Available as downloadable software: NO.
  • www.truespel.com – Truespel translator.
    Dialect: American English.
    Phonetic transcription: Truespel phonetic symbols.
    Dictionary: unknown.
    Shows pronunciation variants: NO.
    Available as downloadable software: NO.