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

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. Select a language to translate to and from.
    • From: At the bottom, select a language or tap Detect language .
    • To: At the bottom, select the language that you want the translation in.
  3. Enter the word, phrase or sentence that you want to translate.
    • To give the right context to your translation, enter a complete sentence.
  4. Check the translation results, which are shown automatically.
    • If you want to get more information, on the keyboard, tap Go.


Listen to your translation

To hear your translation out loud, tap Listen Listen.

To change your translation voice settings:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. Tap Settings Settings.
  3. Pick an option. For example:
    • To change accent, tap Speech region. Then pick a region.

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