Spanish Phonetic Transcription Converter
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Spanish phonetics is rather simple compared to other languages - the pronunciation rules in Spanish language are quite strict, but still there are Spanish letters that can be pronounced in different ways.
This free online converter allows you to convert Spanish text to its phonetic transcription using International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols. You can find an explanation of each phonetic symbol in Wikipedia article about Spanish phonology. By the way you can't find phonetic transcription in Spanish dictionaries (see the list of free online Spanish dictionaries). This tool will serve you as a pronunciation guide while you learn Spanish and will save you a lot of time during your first steps in Spanish – until you learn the pronunciation rules. If you use the phonetic transcription regularly along with Spanish audio and video learning materials it will help you to improve your pronunciation and listening skills in Spanish language.
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