Translate a page to your language

Parlez-vous français? Translate in Chrome helps you read more of the web, regardless of the language of the webpage.

Look for the translate icon in the address bar whenever you come across a page written in a language that isn't one of your preferred webpage languages. To translate the page, click Translate in the box that appears under the address bar. If you don't want to translate the page, click Nope.

If you're on a Mac you'll see the translation bar instead of the translate icon in the address bar.

Turn translate on or off

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. In the "Languages" section, check or uncheck the "Offer to translate pages that aren't in a language you read" checkbox.
Edit translate settings

To control whether the translate option shows up for specific sites and languages, click the downward arrow on the Nope button in the translate box.

  • Select Never translate [language] if you don't want to see the translate option for the language you're viewing.
  • Select Never translate this site if you don't want to see the translate option for pages within the site you're visiting

To customize how translate will behave based on different languages and pages you visit, click Options in the translate box that appears under the icon.

  • Select Always translate to automatically translate pages written in the particular language selected.

Translate tips

  • Right-click any page and select Translate to English, even if you turn off the translate option for a site or language. Note: If you choose this option translate will be turned back on for the site and language.
  • Translate is triggered whenever you visit a page that isn't written in one of your preferred webpage languages. Learn how to adjust your webpage language preferences in Windows, Mac, Linux, and on Chromebooks.

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