Frequently Asked Questions about IPA Phonetic Translators

First of all, please make sure that you are logged in on our website. At the top of the page, you should see the links My account and Log out instead of Log in and Sign up.

Second, click on the link My account - in the section Subscription Status you should see the type of subscription that you bought and the word active in green. If you don't see it, probably our payment system has not yet notified our website about your payment. Very rarely it may take up to 60-120 minutes. If 120 minutes after your payment your subscription is still not activated, please contact us.

If the subscription status is active, but you still see the message that you have reached your limit, please try using another web browser. Obviously, you will need to log in again.

If the problem persists please contact us. In your message please indicate which two web browsers you have used. We will do our best to fix the problem as soon as possible.

Note that free trial doesn't increase your limits in phonetic converters, but it gives you access to all audio and video recordings on the website.


First, make sure to use the latest version of your web browser. I highly recommend using Google Chrome. And please do NOT use Internet Explorer. It really is a bad browser! :)

Second, double-check that encoding of the page is set to Unicode (UTF-8).

Third, make sure that JavaScript is enabled in your browser. Many functions on will not work without JavaScript.

Still not displaying correctly? On certain mobile devices and browsers, some symbols may still not look very nice or not be displayed at all. Please help us continue to improve! You can report these errors or even better – suggest a solution! ;)


Most of the phonetic translators on are 100% copy-paste friendly. If you want to copy the phonetic transcription to another program do the following:

On the page with the translator, click on the link Show advanced options (located below the submit button). Select one of the options that are optimized for copy-pasting the results:

  • Transcription under each line of text
  • Transcription under each paragraph of text
  • Only transcription

After you submit your text, you may notice that words that can be pronounced differently depending on the context are color-coded:

  • Light green (homographs)
  • Light blue (pronunciation variants)

You can click on these words to choose your preferred transcription. Then you can select and copy the text.


Ongoing projects

  • IPA phonetic translator for German

Future projects

  • Spanish pronunciation course
  • Chinese Mandarin pronunciation course