English Phonetic Transcription Converter

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Phonetic Transcription of English Words

English phonetics can be very confusing. As you know, there are no strict pronunciation rules in the English language, so if you see an unknown English word, you will not know how to pronounce it. The same English letter, or combination of letters, can be pronounced differently in different words. Moreover, the same English word can be pronounced in different ways by native English speakers from different countries, or even from the same country! That makes the English language hard to learn and understand. But we are not afraid of difficulties, are we?

This free online converter allows you to convert English text to phonetic transcription using International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols. It gives the phonetic transcription according to the rules of Standard American English (General American) pronunciation.

This tool will serve you as an English pronunciation guide and save you a lot of time. You will no longer need to look up the pronunciation of a word in a dictionary. If you use the phonetic transcription regularly in combination with English audio and video recordings, you will be able to improve your pronunciation and listening skills in the English language.

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