Unalengua IPA Translator

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About this app

Unalengua IPA Translator is the first modern phonetic (IPA) transcriber with prolonged reading features (minimalistic UI, dark mode) and read aloud capabilities (Text-to-Speech, speech tracking).

Engage your senses and improve your domain of English’s language.

Beautiful Design

Minimalistic UI
Material design
Free of ads

Accessibility at its core

Dark mode
Highlighting of spoken words


What is IPA?

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation.

The IPA spelling system (phonetic transcription) is more reliable than the English spelling system because the spelling of an English word does not tell you how you should pronounce It.

Linguists designed IPA to be unambiguous: every symbol has only one pronunciation. When you read a word in IPA, you'll know exactly  how to pronounce it.

Why should I learn IPA ?

The IPA is used by lexicographers, foreign language students and teachers, linguists, speech-language pathologists, singers, actors, constructed language creators and translators.

Every aspiring polyglot should learn to read the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). It's a powerful tool when learning any language.

What's the challenge?

However, many people find phonetic symbols, which are the ABC’s of transcription, bizarre and hard to comprehend.

How this app makes a difference ?

This remarkable app changes, in big way, the experience of learning IPA. It basically transforms the experience from boring to very engaging by making learning and practicing addictive.

Besides English to IPA conversion allows other conversions: Spanish to IPA, Portuguese to IPA, German to IPA, Italian to IPA, Polish to IPA and Esperanto to IPA.
Updated on
Sep 15, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

138 reviews
Connor Barkington
August 24, 2023
Does what it's supposed to. Very solid core function. Offers US, English, Australian, India accents and corresponding IPA. However, three issues: 1. It's easy to accidentally delete text due to usually invisible "x" button 2. Long text (~ 4 lines) visually glitch where the text is doubled, and overlays both sections, making it very hard to read. 3. There's no support for pasting IPA and having it read phonetically. Edit: adding a star due to exellent dev responsiveness. Thanks, and cheers!
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August 24, 2023
Thanks Connor for your great feedback, we appreciate it. We plan to fix the delete button issue soon. The 2nd issue is a long-standing one indeed, we might need to redo that part of the app from scratch so it could take more time. Lastly pasting or writing (using virtual keyboard) IPA is not something we plan to support anytime soon unfortunately.
March 11, 2022
This is the best IPA app ever and the only one that is interactive, not just a static chart with sounds. Reliable, user friendly and practical to use. Congratulations for the concept and I hope to see it grow. The fact that has no contact info shows a real dedication to the spirit expressed in the About section. Thank you!
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March 12, 2022
Thank you GI for your review, we are very pleased to know that you find our product useful. Just want to mention that we do have a contact page: https://unalengua.com/contact and we greatly value any feedback as we are always looking for new ways to improve our product and services.
Rodrigo Callejas
September 22, 2023
Hi, would be fantastic if you add a pop up feature to be able to use your app on any text or application or at least a kinda of shortcut without been all the time copying and pasting, thanks. Really wonderful and useful app Keep it up
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What's new

adds new speech recognition functionality