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Change Chrome languages & translate web pages

You can change the language that Chrome uses and have Chrome translate web pages for you.

Translate web pages in Chrome

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

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

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

Turn translation on or off

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

Turn translation on or off for all languages

You can control whether Chrome will offer to translate web pages.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. Under 'Languages', click Language.
  5. Turn Offer to translate pages that aren't in a language that you read on or off.
Turn translation on or off for a specific language

You can control whether Chrome will offer to translate web pages 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 Advanced.
  4. Under 'Languages', click Language.
  5. Next to the language that you'd like to use, click More More.
    • If the language isn't listed, add it by clicking Add languages.
  6. Turn Offer to translate pages in this language on or off.

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

You can set Chrome to show all settings and menus in the language that 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 Advanced.
  4. Under 'Languages', click Language.
  5. Next to the language that you'd like to use, click More More.
    • If the language isn't listed, add it by clicking Add languages.
  6. 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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