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Learn Morse Code With This Morse Translator and Decoder

morse code translator chart for translating from the alphabet to morse code

Learning Morse code can be a fun and rewarding experience. It may seem daunting at first, but with practice, anyone can learn to interpret and transmit messages with dots and dashes.

Use this helpful tool to translate between Morse code and text. To begin, please enter words or Morse in the Input box and press Translate.


How to translate Morse to text:

  • Enter Morse dashes or dots into the input box using period (.) and minus sign (-)
  • Morse letters must be separated by 1 space
  • Morse words must be separated by 3 or more spaces
  • You can use / to separate Morse words. There must be at least 1 space before and after each separator used

How to translate text to Morse code:

  • Enter text into input box
  • Characters that cannot be translated into Morse will be ignored
  • If both Morse and text is entered, the converter will assume Morse mode

The Morse Generator and Translator is based on code developed by Kurt Grigg.


Morse code is a method of communicating with a series of sounds or lights that can be understood only by someone who knows the code.

Each Morse symbol represents either a letter or number and is represented by a unique sequence of dots and dashes. The duration of a dash is three times the duration of a dot.

Samuel F.B. Morse invented a code that was used to send messages over electric telegraphs in the 1830s. The SOS distress signal — three dots, three dashes, three dots — proved to be a simple way to communicate in an emergency.

With the invention of the telephone (and, later, two-way radios and cellphones), Morse is nowadays used mostly just for fun by amateur radio operators. Certain amateur radio bands are still reserved for Morse code use.

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One of the best ways to start learning Morse is to use an online translator like the one on this page. These tools give you the chance to practice and test your abilities.

A chart like this one can also help you learn Morse code by visualizing the dots and dashes on the letters of the alphabet:

mnemonics chart to help learn morse

A great way to practice is by listening to Morse transmissions on the radio. Many amateur radio operators still use Morse, and you can tune in to their transmissions and try to interpret the messages. You can also join a amateur radio club or group to practice with other enthusiasts.

Learning Morse may seem like an outdated skill, but it can be a fun and rewarding hobby. It can also be useful in emergency situations when other forms of communication are unavailable. With a bit of practice and dedication, anyone can become proficient and enjoy the thrill of transmitting and receiving messages in this classic code.

68 Comments on Learn Morse Code With This Morse Translator and Decoder

  1. just click on a letter, and it will be morsed. click on ‘Test 1: Listen and Guess” to guess letters. click on “Test 2: Morse the Letter” to practice morsing. and that’s how ya do it, Greek Geek.

  2. Burn Phoenix1504 // November 26, 2010 at 1:13 pm // Reply

    I use this everyday and am really good at morse code. I know I will get the centennial meritbadge.

  3. Here’s a hint: Look under the letters.


  5. dude!!!! dis is hard

  6. I love it! When nothing else worked, this is! 😀

  7. its hard to differentiate between 0 and O

  8. I like it. i am working on the signaling centennial merit badge, and i think this will b helpful

  9. morse for 2 is apparently 3? other than that its pretty cool

  10. R-A-V-E ...-. // November 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm // Reply

    Anyway, this game is not only for fun it is for learning purposes.

  11. This game is great except sometimes 2 is 3

  12. hi my name is... // October 27, 2010 at 8:11 pm // Reply

    this game is fun and in 2 days i leaerned almost the WHOLE morse code alphabet. its also really fun.

  13. how do you play the game i cant get it to work ahhhhh!

  14. there can’t be anything better!!!!!


  16. MY relative invented the morse code telephone. I’M a pro at this game 🙂

  17. fix the glitch w/ the 2 and 3 people! come one!

  18. how do you take the morse code test online to get your merit badge in signaling.

  19. on your listen and guess test, when ..— comes up and i click on #2 it tells me i am incorrect when in fact ..— is # 2 not # 3 as it says it is.

  20. Da Game Is Super Boring And Extremely hard!!!!!!

    …..I’m Out

  21. really great

  22. Super horrible

  23. Morse Master // August 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm // Reply

    I work on this ten min. a day and I think I’m startin’ to get the hang of it. The 3 is wrong though.. it needs to be fixed

  24. This is awwwwwsomee

  25. you were wright

  26. Mr. nonmorse master // July 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm // Reply

    I think it is super hard, cause I’m tryin to pace myself, but it always quizzes me on ones I don’t know yet. it messes me up

  27. BORING!!!

  28. the 2 is not needs to be fixed.but it`s o.k.
    on others.

  29. hard but helps with signalling

  30. hard and wierd, but it’s fun

  31. too bad the audio tone is so bad.

  32. i like it is real easy when you do for an hour im 11 and i can do this i getting the merit badge for this signaling

    • I 2 am doing it for the signaling MB. I absolutely hate it, but it does help…after a couple of hours, u see progress. Kinda boring, but again, it helps. Worth ur while, if you want to learn.

  33. The tests are hard!

  34. Its a great start to really master Morse Code! Just wish they would have added “Space”

  35. second scout // June 20, 2010 at 10:36 pm // Reply

    all numbers have 5 charaters; 1:.—- 2:..— ect.

  36. Really cool, helped me get the signaling merit badge, via the 2010 sentimental merit badges…


  37. Managed to learn morse code in under an hour with this. Cheers.

  38. It will sound more like real Morse code if you would change the frequency of the sound to 750-800 Mhz.

    Listen to the samples here to get an idea of code being sent at 7.5 wpm (the code character is sent at a speed of 18-20 wpm, but slowed down to a message speed of 7.5 wpm — this is called the Fransworth method), which is the speed requirement for sending in the new “Signalling” merit badge.

  39. The tone used for code is also weird. Listen to some code (cw) on the radio and adjust your tone to make it more authentic.

  40. The program is wrong. “..—” is not three. Three is “…–”

    Pretty bad when the person programming things gets it wrong.

    • I found something. If u get a ..— in test 1, do 3 (…–), then from there on, it is back to 2 as the answer.

  41. It’s a good game.

  42. I lost. I never won! But someday I will win.

  43. i dont get it

  44. It is messed up…in test one it gives you ..— and it says that it is “3” when it is really “2”.

  45. Fun but tricky.

  46. Anonymous // May 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm // Reply

    Wish I could download it

  47. Hope varty // May 13, 2010 at 12:27 pm // Reply


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