Portuguese Pronunciation Generator — IPA Transcription Translator (Beta Version)

estudante ➔ /istuˈdɐ̃tʃi/
transcrição ➔ /tɾɐ̃ʃ.kɾi.ˈsɐ̃w̃/

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How to use this Portuguese IPA translator and pronunciation generator


This phonetic translator will help you obtain very accurate phonetic transcription of your Portuguese text.

It uses the symbols of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) — the most popular phonetic transcription system in the world.

The algorithm to convert the words to phonetic transcription is based on a very complex set of pronunciation rules in Portuguese.

This phonetic translator supports both European and Brazilian Portuguese.

If you need to copy the phonetic transcription into another program or print it, please read our FAQ.

Watch a tutorial "How to convert text to phonetic transcription and listen to audio recordings of words"

Premium features: high-quality computer-generated audio and automatic translation

The subscription Premium gives you access to some additional features in this phonetic translator:

  1. You will be able to generate the audio of your text using a selection of high-quality text-to-speech voices.
  2. You will be able to obtain an automatic translation of your text into your native language.

Please read our FAQ to learn more about premium features.

Create your own custom word lists

You can create your own custom word lists using this phonetic translator. Here's how you can do it:

  1. For the setting Transcription display options select the option "transcription above each word".
  2. In the section Choose what you will see when you click the word turn on the option " to word list".
  3. After submitting your text, click on the word you want to add to the word list and then click the button " to word list".
  4. You will be prompted to select the transcription and enter the meaning/translation of the word (the latter for most languages is optional).
  5. Once you finished adding words to your word list, click on My Account at the top of the page and then on My word lists. You will see the list of all your word lists.

There are so many things you can do with your word list:

  1. export it into a file (Word, Excel, plain text),
  2. print it from your browser,
  3. share it with other people (for example, your students),
  4. practice pronunciation of every word using the audio recordings of real people (if available) or high-quality text-to-speech voices.

Watch a tutorial "How to create custom word lists"

Highlighting of high-frequency Portuguese words

In the section Advanced options you will find a special option that allows you to highlight high-frequency Portuguese words. The words from different frequency intervals will be highlighted in the following colors:

1–1000 1001–2000 2001–3000 3001–4000 4001–5000

If you want to make the frequency analysis of your text and obtain the detailed statistics, please use Portuguese word frequency counter.

Learning Portuguese as second language: phonetic transcription can help you improve your Portuguese pronunciation

Portuguese pronunciation may present some difficulties to people starting to learn Portuguese. The pronunciation rules in the Portuguese language are pretty complicated. There are a lot of Portuguese letters that can be pronounced in different ways.

This tool will serve you as an Portuguese pronunciation guide and will help you save time. You will no longer need to look up the pronunciation of words in a dictionary.

If you use the phonetic transcription regularly in combination with Portuguese audio and video recordings, your pronunciation and listening skills in the Portuguese language will improve.

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To develop this translator, we used information from different sources mentioned on this page. The phonetic transcription was taken from these sources in accordance with the Copyright Act of Canada (Paragraph 29, Fair Dealing for the purpose of education).

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