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 pick-up bar.
    • To: At the bottom right, tap the language pick-up bar.
  3. Enter the word or phrase that 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 appear. If the translations don’t appear 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 that 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 and reverse a translation

  1. Enter the word or phrase that 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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