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Change Chrome languages & translate webpages

You can change the language Chrome uses and have Chrome translate webpages for you.

Translate webpages in Chrome

When you come across a page written in a language you don't understand, you can use Chrome to translate the page.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Go to a webpage written in another language.
  3. At the top, click Translate.
  4. Chrome will translate the webpage this one time.

Not working? You can try refreshing the webpage. If you can't click Translate, the language might not be available for translation. Learn and set which languages to have Chrome translate for you.

Turn off translation

By default, Chrome offers to translate pages written in a language you don't understand.

Turn off translation for all languages

You can control whether Chrome will offer to translate webpages.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Languages," uncheck the box next to "Offer to translate pages that aren't in a language you read."
Turn off translation for a specific language

You can control whether Chrome will offer to translate webpages in a specific language.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Languages," click Language and input settings.
  5. On the left, click the language you'd like to use.
    • If the language isn't listed, add it by clicking Add.
  6. On the right, uncheck the box next to "Offer to translate pages in this language."
  7. Click Done.

Change the language of your Chrome browser (Windows & Chromebook only)

You can set Chrome to show all settings and menus in the language you want. This option is only available on Windows and Chromebook computers.

On Mac or Linux? Chrome will automatically display in the default system language for your computer.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Languages," click Language and input settings.
  5. On the left, click the language you'd like to use.
    • If the language isn't listed, add it by clicking Add.
  6. On the right, click Display Google Chrome in this language. This option is only available on Windows and Chromebook computers.
  7. Restart Chrome to apply the changes.

Write in an unsupported language

If you need to write using a language that your computer doesn't support, use the Google Input Tools Chrome extension.

If you're using Windows, you might need to configure your Windows language settings to add East Asian languages or other languages that use complex scripts.

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