I always pronounce it like hat, but today I google its phonetic symbol in google translation, which printed as hīt, which I thought will sound like hit, but google prounounced it just like hat.

This confused me. I have not seen the phonetic symbol ī, and it does not appear in standard english phonetic symbols.

Is the phonetic symbol wrong?

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    The pronunciation of "height" in IPA is /haɪt/. Not all dictionaries use the IPA to give pronunciations. Google uses hīt as a non-IPA way of writing what would be /haɪt/ in IPA. "Height" is not pronounced the same as either "hat" or "hit". – herisson Aug 22 '18 at 6:23
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    I hate to ask, but how do you pronounce "hat"? – Mr Lister Aug 22 '18 at 6:37
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    Sorry for the disturbing. Now I found I pronounce all the three words wrong. – dumeng Aug 22 '18 at 7:21
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    Many of the major online dictionaries provide recorded audio of how a word is pronounced in a "generic" British or American accent (commonly, Received Pronunciation and General American). Cambridge Dictionary Online, conveniently, provides both on the same page along with their IPA representations. – choster Aug 22 '18 at 19:36
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    Possible duplicate of What phonetic notation is Google dictionary using? – herisson Sep 27 '18 at 8:12

@dumeng If you know how to pronounce some words correctly, based on actual conversations with English speakers, a rhyming dictionary can be a useful resource, e.g. https://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi?Word=tight&typeofrhyme=perfect There’s no harm in speaking English with an accent, but it helps your listeners if you’re consistent.

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