Translate text

You can translate words or phrases using Google Translate.

How to translate text

Computer
  1. Visit the Google Translate page.
  2. At the top of the page, choose the languages to translate between. If you aren't sure what language you want to use, click Detect language.
  3. Start typing and the translation will appear automatically. The more you type, the more accurate your translation will be.
  4. You might see a simple dictionary below your translation that shows parts of speech, possible word variations, or uses.

Note: You need to have Javascript turned on for your browser to see your translations instantly. If you don't have Javascript, you can click Translate to see your results.

Mobile browser
  1. Visit the Google Translate page.
  2. At the top of the page, choose the languages to translate between. If you aren't sure what language you want to use, click Detect language.
  3. Start typing and the translation will appear automatically. The more you type, the more accurate your translation will be.

Note: You need to have Javascript turned on for your browser to see your translations instantly. If you don't have Javascript, you can click Translate to see your results.

Translate app
  1. Open the Translate app .
  2. At the top of the screen, touch the language buttons at the top of the screen to select the languages to translate between.
  3. Type the words you want translated in the box.
  4. If the translation doesn't show instantly, touch the arrow .

Tip: To see your translation in full screen mode, turn your device sideways.

Listen to your translation

In some languages, you'll see the Listen icon next to your translation .

Touch the icon to hear your translation.

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