I am looking for a completely free French IPA translator as I'm currently attempting to learn the language and need help understanding the pronunciation. Looking for a text translator, audio optional

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    What have you found so far, and, if any, why don't these sites match your needs? Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 15:26
  • translate.google.com provides sound files for words and even clauses. It might help you.
    – user23769
    Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 16:05
  • May search French phonology in Wiktionary and wikipedia
    – rokooland
    Commented Jan 10, 2023 at 10:40

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Here's a free tool that provides multi-word transcriptions https://french-to-ipa.vercel.app/


The Collins online dictionary provides IPA transcription as well as sound files, and it is free / unlimited.


See here: https://easypronunciation.com/en/french-phonetic-transcription-converter
The site offers a number of additional functionalities.
It probably addresses your needs.

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    This is free in the sense that if you don't mind waiting an hour between queries, you can get something.
    – user6726
    Commented Feb 10, 2022 at 21:00

I would recommend Open IPA. It is a free text to IPA transcription service. However, it does NOT feature audio. Here is the link: https://www.openipa.org/transcription/french


You can try https://translate.yandex.com/ on-line translation service (French / English sentences), which gives IPA for the word you selected; does not support IPA for sentence and/or liasons, though. Gives translation examples.

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