Help:IPA/Polish

The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Polish language pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see {{IPA-pl}}, {{IPAc-pl}} and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

See Polish phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Polish.

Consonants[1]
IPA Polish Example English approximation
b b About this soundbardzo bike
ɕ ś, s(i)[2] About this soundJaś she
d d About this sounddawno door
d͡z[3] dz About this sounddzban beds
d͡ʑ[3] dź, dz(i)[2] About this sounddziadek jeep[4]
d͡ʐ[3] About this soundakarta jug[4]
f f About this soundfoka feist
ɡ g About this soundgrać girl
ɡʲ g(i)[2] About this soundGiewont argue
ɣ ch, h niechby Spanish amigo
j j, i[2] About this soundjak yes
[5] ń About this soundkoń point
k k About this soundkrowa scam
k(i)[2] About this soundkierowca skew
l l About this soundlampa lion
m m[6] About this soundmorze mile
n n[6] About this soundnad Nile
ɲ ń, n(i)[6][2] About this soundnie canyon
ŋ[7] n[6] About this soundmango bank
p p About this soundpolicja spike
r r About this soundróżowy rolled r, as in Italian Roma
s s About this soundsmak sign
ʂ sz About this soundszybko shore[4]
t t About this soundtak stow
t͡ɕ[3] ć, c(i)[2] About this soundcierpki cheer[4]
t͡s[3] c About this soundcałkiem cats
t͡ʂ[3] cz About this soundczy child[4]
v w About this soundwartość vile
w ł About this soundładny way
x ch, h About this soundchleb Scottish loch
ch(i), h(i)[2] About this soundhiacynt huge
z z About this soundzebra zebra
ʑ ź, z(i)[2] About this soundziarno vision, azure[4]
ʐ ż, rz About this soundrzadko
Vowels
IPA Polish Example English approximation
a a About this soundtam father
ɛ e About this soundkrem bet
ɛ̃ ę[6] About this soundczęść French vin
i i[2] About this soundpiwo eat
ɨ y About this soundmy mill
ɔ o About this soundrok off
ɔ̃ ą[6] About this soundwąż French son
u u, ó About this soundduży boot
Other symbols used for Polish
IPA Explanation
ˈ Primary stress (placed before the stressed syllable), usually the penultimate syllable of a word.
ˌ Secondary stress (placed before the stressed syllable).
. Syllable break.

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