Translate a page into your language

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

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 web page 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, tick or untick the "Offer to translate pages that aren't in a language you read" tick box.
Edit translate settings

To control whether the translate option appears 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 that you're viewing.
  • Select Never translate this site if you don't want to see the translate option for pages within the site that you're visiting

To customise how translate will behave based on different languages and pages that 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 web page languages. Find out how to adjust your web page language preferences in Windows, Mac, Linux and on Chromebooks.

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