Blog about Phonetics and Pronunciation

In this blog you can read about the updates on the site. That concerns:

  • IPA phonetic transcription translators,
  • word frequency counters,
  • pronunciation courses,
  • and other language learning tools.

Sometimes I also give useful tips on how to learn foreign languages.

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IPA chart for American English

During the last weeks I have been updating the algorithm of English phonetic translator, again! :) I guess, I will never stop polishing it. As usually, all the efforts were... Read more

Tags: English, English phonetics, English pronunciation, IPA chart, IPA translator


Pronunciation Player 3.0 released

We are happy to announce the release of Pronunciation Player 3.0. The most important updates are: The download time for the full courses is significantly decreased. Now it takes only 15-20... Read more

Tags: pronunciation course, software, video


Japanese phonetic translator updated

There are several updates in kanji to romaji translator: Now it's copy-paste friendly. It took me some time to figure out how to do that. It was crucial to keep the... Read more

Tags: Japanese, IPA translator, kanji translator, Japanese kanji, kanji to romaji, furigana, Japanese phonetics, Japanese pronunciation


Russian language podcast launched

Hello! My name is Tatiana. I am Timur's wife. I'm glad to introduce our new project: Russian language podcast! The creation of this podcast has been a long process for us. To be... Read more

Tags: Russian, audio, podcast, Russian lessons


Phonetic subtitle converter for Japanese released

I just released a new subtitle converter – for Japanese.... Read more

Tags: Japanese, Japanese phonetics, Japanese pronunciation, IPA translator, phonetic transcription, subtitle converter


Get the status "Frequent User" for free!

The easiest way to get the status "Frequent User" or the access to one of our pronunciation courses is to share the link to the site However there are... Read more

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Updates in English phonetic subtitle converter

I updated the English phonetic subtitle converter. Now it gives the same high-quality results as the converter for text. That includes the support for dialects (American or Britain). Since the format... Read more

Tags: English, English phonetics, English pronunciation, IPA translator, phonetic transcription, subtitle converter


Paid subscription on

I am introducing a paid subscription on the site. For a very long time I was struggling to make the site more profitable... with little success. One of the reasons is... Read more

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A major update for English phonetic translator

I didn't write here for a very long time. And there was a reason for that. For the last three months I was working non-stop on English phonetic translator. I spent... Read more

Tags: English, IPA translator, English phonetics, English pronunciation, phonetic transcription, British English, American English, phonetic dictionary


Pronunciation Player 2.2 – one step toward DRM-free

The limitation on the number of computers (2) on which the licensed courses can be installed is removed. Now you can install the licensed courses on any number of computers... Read more

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