When you search on Google, you may get results in languages other than the one you searched in, especially in places where many people speak two or more common languages. This page explains how the language of results is automatically determined and how you can manually filter for a particular language.
How we determine the language of results
In many countries and regions, people use multiple languages to search on Google. To best serve multilingual people, Google uses several factors to automatically determine what language or languages would be most helpful to use for results:
Language the user searched in
Helpfulness of content
Display Language setting
Browser and device settings
Location and Region settings
Information provided by content creators
There are two ways to manually filter the search results to a particular language:
- Results Language Filter: This is a filter that appears above search results, and lets you restrict results to a preferred language or languages. Learn more.
- Advanced Search language filter: Filter results on the Advanced Search page.
Please note that language filters are designed primarily for web results. Some search features like Knowledge Graph displays and Top Stories might not change when you use them. They also might not work for web results if Google can’t detect the language of a page. This can happen for various reasons, such as if a page has more than one language on it or if the content doesn’t follow our guidance on how to help Google understand multilingual sites.