Translate written words

You can use the Google Translate app to translate written words or phrases. You can also use Google Translate in a web browser like Chrome or Firefox. Learn more about Google Translate in a web browser.

Important: To translate in Chrome on your mobile device, you need Javascript. Learn how to turn on Javascript.

Translate text

Important: Live translation in apps other than the Translate app is only available on Pixel 6 and up. Learn more about live translation availability.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. Choose a language to translate to and from.
    • From: At the bottom left, tap the language pickup bar.
    • To: At the bottom right, tap the language pickup bar.
  3. Enter the word or phrase you want to translate.
    • To give the right context to your translation, enter your word or phrase in a complete sentence.
  4. The translated content will show up. If the translations don’t show up automatically, tap Translate See details.

Listen to your translation 

To hear your translation, tap Listen .

Change your translation voice settings

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. Tap Menu  and then Settings Settings.
  3. Select the voice setting you want to change.
    • To change the accent: Tap Region and select a region.
    • To change the speed: Tap Speed and select Normal, Slow, or Slower.

Share & reverse a translation

  1. Enter the word or phrase you want to translate.
  2. At the top right, click Menu More.
    • To share the translation: Click Share .
    • To reverse the translation: Click Reverse Back and forth.
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