toPhonetics Free

Contains ads
3.17K reviews
Content rating
Rated for 3+
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About this app

Got an English text and want to see how to pronounce it? This app will turn your English text into its phonetic transcription using International Phonetic Alphabet.


- See phonetic transcription of the whole text, not just the dictionary forms of separate words.
- Choose between British and American* pronunciation. When British dialect is selected the [r] sound at the end of the word is only voiced if followed by a vowel, which follows British phonetic convention.
- International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols used.
- The structure of the text and sentences in it (line breaks, punctuation marks, etc.) is preserved in phonetic transcription output making it easier to read.
- An option to vary pronunciation depending on whether words are in stressed or weak position in the sentence, as in connected speech.
- In addition to commonly used vocabulary the database contains a very substantial amount of place names (including names of countries, their capitals, US states, UK counties), nationalities and popular names.
- Where a word has a number of possible pronunciations (highlighted in blue in the output) you can select the one that agrees with the context by tapping on it.

*) American transcriptions are based on the open Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary.
Updated on
May 23, 2018

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This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
3.17K reviews
Raul Maia
August 12, 2021
So much cool, but I think there's some mistakes that occurred in the app. For example: It's missing the glottal stop sound /ʔ/, as in the word "kitten - kiʔn/", the flap sound /ɾ/, as in the word "little - lɪɾəl" and the R-Colored vowels /ɝ/ and /ɚ/, as in the words "after - æftɚ" and "certain - cɝʔn". It's missinɡ also the /ɫ/ and /d͡ʒ, t͡ʃ/. Thx!
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A Google user
August 29, 2019
Great help, but the switching between American and British pronunciation taking so many button(too many!) presses (instead of offering everything all together) is big, fat PAIN IN THE ASS!! Also, the app's title made me and another collegue think its name was "TOphonetics" initially.
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July 3, 2020
The ads are giving me heart attacks. They are always out of nowhere, loud and absolutely terrifying. Besides that, the phonetics are accurate, really easy to compare the difference between Be and Ae.
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What's new

Dictionary update.
Fixed the issue with previous update.