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.

Translate by speech

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

Tip: You can also translate a bilingual conversation. Learn how.

Change your speech settings

  1. Open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Pick a setting. For example:
    • To automatically speak translated text, tap Speech input. Then turn on Speak output.
    • To translate offensive words, tap Speech input. Then turn off Block offensive words.
    • To choose from available dialects, tap Region. Then tap the language, and then the dialect.
      Note: Not all languages have dialect support.
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