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I am in Canada and for some reason Google is forcing results in French on me.  I do not speak French, and have looked at every single possible place to specify English only, with no results.  Including inside Google Chrome, my browser.

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My languages in Google settings are set to Eng-Fr-Es in descending order, and my search settings to Current Region.

I live in a region where 90% of the people speak French and 10% Dutch. I want my results in English, Spanish or French depending on the language of the word I put in. And when I look into a local website it should display it in its french version (or english). It is part of the 3 languages I gave to my Google Languages Settings.

Currently, when I search for a local website on the local search in English, the results will give me that website in Dutch by default. I understand Dutch but I have 3 languages set and yet my results by default are different from the ones I asked. Even when I use Tools --> Search in A, B and C languages (which I shouldn't have to do every time), it gives me the main default result in a D language. This is irritating as hell.

This may have to do with the node my IP is related to, but I couldn't care less on how Google define it, that's not what is expected and set in the preferences. If I change the local search to french language, then my results are consequent. If I want my local search in English, it does how it pleases, not how I've asked it to be.

I have the same issue when I set Netflix or Amazon Prime Video to English, it gives me a lot of dutch content that I never asked for.
Assuming languages based on the Internet node you're on is the worst possible way to manage languages.

In the same way, a lot of Android apps impose a language based on what language you picked for Android. It's not even possible to set it in the app settings (IMDB is an example). If I'm looking into a movie database in English, it's not to have it set to French without my consent because it's my Android language. Google or app developers should let people decide.
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I live in Japan, but I want to have Google's buttons displayed in English. I speak and read 0 Japanese. Why do you change that for me? I have a latin name, not Shogun Toranaga. I have set the languages to my Google/Gmail account in English and Romanian. Still you want to **** my time with Japanese buttons. Why? Does it takes to be born a new Einstein to be able to choose what language I want?

Later edit: luckily you have Google Chrome that was still automatically translating Japanese for me. This way I was able to find the settings and change the search language. I still wonder how come this have been changed after I have been using successfully google in English for the past year in Japan, in ENGLISH,  as well as my account made years ago, has been always set to either English and or Romanian. Would you think that over night i started to speak Japanese?
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I also find this Google response totally unhelpful. I’m in Switzerland and can’t search or login because it’s all in German. And no easy way for to switch language. Easier to learn German!
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Just go on language under settings section. If you're wondering where is settings located in a google search then just use another pc and look where settings are located or you can also do a google search in your mobile enabling the desktop view mode. This solved my problem.
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