Translate by speech

You can translate spoken words and phrases if your device has a microphone. In some languages, you'll hear the translation spoken aloud.

  1. Open the Translate app .
  2. Tap the language buttons at the top of the screen to select the languages to translate between.
  3. Tap Speak Speak. If this button is grayed out, the spoken language can't be translated yet.
  4. When told to "Speak now," say what you want to translate.

Tip: You can also translate a bilingual conversation.

Change your speech settings

  1. Open the Translate app .
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap Speech input.
    • To translate offensive words, tap "Block offensive words" off Off.
    • To choose from available dialects of a language, under "Dialects," tap the language. Not all languages have dialect support.
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