Frequently Asked Questions about IPA Phonetic Translators


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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.


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You didn't receive an activation code?

It may happen for several reasons:

  • Our automatic message with activation code was blocked by spam filters. It doesn't depend on us. We would love to, but unfortunately we can't control all email servers on the planet Earth :).
  • Occasionally, people make a typo in their email address.

For security reasons you can't use an account with unconfirmed email.

If you haven't received an activation code, please contact us. We will be happy to activate your account manually and/or update your email address.


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, check the setting "Display" - sometimes you may need to click on Show advanced options to see it. 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.

Sometimes people need a PDF document with the phonetic transcription. Here's how you can do it:

In advanced options check the option Show the button "Print-friendly version". Select the option to display "transcription above each word". After you submit the text, click the button "Print-friendly version". In your web browser do what you would normally do if you wanted to print the current page. Select destination "Save as PDF".


Yes! If you want to create a digital product and integrate our audio recordings into it, you can buy nonexclusive, perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free rights to use them.

Learn how you can buy our audio recordings of words.


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! ;)


In the near future we don't have plans to create a downloadable version of our phonetic translators.

The algorithm is incredibly long and complicated and that would require a huge investment of money.

We prefer to invest in proofreading and expanding the database with phonetic transcriptions and record more words by professional voice-over artists.


Please log in on the website, then go to your account and click the link "Update my profile".

In the field "Company" enter the name of your company or school and submit changes.

Go again to your account, scroll to the section "Billing History" and click on the printer icon.


Absolutely! You can cancel it anytime, even the same day you bought it.

Your subscription will automatically renew until you choose to cancel it. When you cancel, we’ll stop billing you for the next billing cycle. You can keep using until the end of the billing period.


Recurrent subscriptions (monthly or yearly)

Please follow these steps to cancel your recurrent subscription:

  1. Log in on the website, then go to your account and click the link "Cancel my subscription". Make sure you do that at least 2 days before the end of the billing cycle.
  2. Go to your account page again, and make sure that in the section "Subscription Status" you see "Your subscription was canceled on [date]". If you don't see this message, please contact us as soon as possible.

Note that if you paid by PayPal and canceled your recurrent payments via PayPal website, our system doesn't have access to this information. In this case, please disregard the message in your profile about the date when your subscription will be renewed.

Lifetime access

In case you have bought a lifetime access, you can cancel it and get refund only during the first 7 days after the purchase. Please contact us so we could assist you.


Payments made with a credit card

Depending on the bank's processing time, it can take up to 5-10 business days for the refund to appear on your card statement.

Sometimes a refund may be processed as a "reversal". If after ten business days you still don't see a refund, please look for the original charge on your bank statement. If you do not see the charge on your statement, it was reversed and the refund is complete.

If you still do not see a credit and still see the original charge after ten business days, please reach out to your bank for more information.

Payments made with PayPal

It may take up to 30 days for the refund amount to appear on your card statement.


Ongoing projects

  • Proofreading phonetic transcriptions for the following languages:
    • American English
    • British English
    • French
  • Audio recordings for the following languages:
    • British English
    • French
    • Mexican Spanish

Future projects

  • Proofreading phonetic transcriptions for the following languages:
    • German
    • Italian
  • Audio recordings for the following languages:
    • German
    • European Spanish
    • Japanese
    • Italian