In some languages, you can get both feminine and masculine translations for some gender-neutral words, phrases and sentences. A “Translations are gender-specific” message shows above the 2 translations.
Use available languages & lengths
In several languages, you can get gender-specific translations for single words. In fewer languages, you can also get gender-specific translations for short phrases and sentences that mention a person in a gender-neutral way.
Gender-specific translations in more languages are coming soon.
Understand gender-specific translation order
Gender-specific translations show in alphabetical order by gender label. For example, in English, “feminine” comes alphabetically before “masculine.”
In languages without alphabets, gender-specific translations show in each language’s standard indexing order by gender label.
If you get the message, “Gender-specific translations are limited,” there may only be one potential translation for a single gender where multiple translations are possible for multiple genders.
Some content is gender-neutral or gender-ambiguous. For example, some nouns aren’t gender-specific in the original content but are gender-specific in the translated language. The gender-specific translation message lets you know that there may be more than one correct translation.
Troubleshoot gender-specific translations
- Can’t suggest an edit:
Gender-specific translations don’t yet work with all Google Translate options. Learn how to help improve Google Translate.
- Can’t save only one gender:
When you save a gender-specific translation, you save both feminine and masculine results. Learn how to save translations.
- Don't see gender-specific translations:
Learn about available languages & lengths (above).