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. 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. Tap Speech input.
    • To translate offensive words, turn off Block offensive words.
    • To choose from available dialects of a language, under "Dialects," tap the language. Not all languages have dialect support.
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