Translate written words

You can translate words or phrases using the Google Translate app or a browser, like Chrome or Safari.

Note: 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. Choose a language to translate:
    1. From: At the top left, tap and choose the language.
    2. To: At the top right, tap and choose the language.
  3. Type the word or phrase you want to translate.
    Tip: To give the right context to your translation, write your word or phrase in a complete sentence.
  4. You'll see your results automatically. If not, tap Translate See details.

Tips:

  • To see your results in full screen mode, turn your device sideways.
  • You can also translate in your phone's browser, like Chrome. Learn how.

Listen to your translation

To hear your translation aloud, 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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