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 Android phone or tablet, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. Choose a language to translate:
    1. From: At the top left, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
    2. To: At the top right, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow
  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 the results. 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 Android phone or tablet, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Pick an option. For example:
    • To change accent, tap Region. Then pick a region.
    • To change speed, tap Speed. Then pick Normal, Slow, or Slower.
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