French Phonetic Transcription Converter

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Phonetic Transcription of French Words

French phonetics can be quite confusing for people who are starting to learn French. Think about it – one French letter can be pronounced in two or three different ways and three to four letters can be pronounced as one sound! The pronunciation rules in the French language are extremely complex and contain a lot of exceptions.

This free online converter allows you to convert French text to phonetic transcription using International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols. This tool will serve you as a French pronunciation guide. If you use the phonetic transcription regularly in combination with French audio and video recordings, you will be able to improve your pronunciation and listening skills in the French language.

During the development of this converter, I used information from the online resources listed below and other sources.

A special option allows you to highlight high frequency French words. The words from different frequency intervals will be highlighted in the following colors:


If you want to make the frequency analysis of your text and obtain the detailed statistics, please use French word frequency counter.

Maximum allowed text length:

  • for unregistered users – 700 characters,
  • for registered users – 7,000 characters.

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Check our French phonetic subtitle converter and obtain something like this:

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