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! Fortunately, the pronunciation rules in the French language are rather strict.

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. It will save you a lot of time during your first steps in French, until you learn the pronunciation rules. 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.

Note: Maximum number of characters for unregistered users – 700, for registered users – 7,000. For the correct display of the phonetic transcription symbols, make sure that you use the latest version of your web browser and choose the right encoding for this page – Unicode (UTF-8). This converter is only available online and cannot be downloaded to your computer.


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Updates related to this phonetic converter

May 3 2015

First version of French Phonetic Dictionary released

At the end of January I announced French Phonetic Dictionary Project. As a quick reminder, the goal is to create a free open-source dictionary that would contain the phonetic transcription of French words in the...


Feb 17 2015

Updates in French phonetic converter

Recently I received several bug reports concerning French phonetic converter. I fixed most of them. That includes fixes for a few dozen popular French words, improved conversion rules for adjectives and third group verbs. Thank...


Jan 24 2015

Announcing French Phonetic Dictionary project – looking for volunteers

According to statistics, the French phonetic converter is the most frequently used resource on If you used it, I think you noticed that sometimes it gives erroneous results. In order to improve it, I...


Jan 9 2014

Improvements with French phonetic converter

I created a short version of the database for French phonetic converter. It works twice as fast as the full one....