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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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" is to share the link to the site However there are several conditions: You will need to publish the link on... 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

Tags: pronunciation course, software, video


Audio and video recordings added in Russian and French IPA translators

There is a nice new feature in French and Russian phonetic translators. After you submit your text, you will see audio and video icons near some words. Click on the... Read more

Tags: French, French phonetics, French pronunciation, IPA translator, Russian, Russian phonetics, Russian pronunciation, audio, video, pronunciation course


French pronunciation course for beginners released

I am very glad to announce the release of the video course French pronunciation for beginners. It took me almost four months to prepare this course. It covers the following topics: pronunciation... Read more

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IPA phonetic translators became copy-paste friendly!

Good news, everybody! IPA phonetic translators on our site became 100% copy-paste friendly! I invite you to read our brand new FAQ that covers the following topics: how to copy phonetic... Read more

Tags: IPA translator, phonetic transcription


Phonetic subtitle converter for Russian released

The site has a new subtitle converter – for Russian.... Read more

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