Google Translate is a free service offered by Google to translate text, images, documents, and websites between different languages on the web and mobile apps.

How to use Google Translate?

  1. Open a browser and type in the address bar.
  2. Enter the text, phrases, and web pages for translation.
  3. The text will be translated into the selected language.

Google Translate Alternatives

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Bing Translator Bing TranslatorOpen Bing Translator
Yandex Translate Yandex TranslateOpen Yandex Translate
DeepL Translate DeepL TranslateOpen DeepL Translate
Cambridge Translate Cambridge TranslateOpen Cambridge Translate

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Google Translate work?

Google Translate uses both neural machine translation (NMT) and human contribution from its Translate Community to translate text, documents, and websites from one language into another.

What are the features of Google Translate?

  • Word Translation: Translate written words or texts from a foreign language.
  • Website Translation: Translate a whole website to the selected languages.
  • Document Transaction: Translate documents of up to 10 MB in these formats: .docx, .pdf, .pptx, and .xlsx.
  • Speech Translation: Translate spoken words and phrases into the selected foreign language.
  • Mobile App Translation: Translate text from apps with Tap to Translate.
  • Image Translation: Translate text from images on your phone by using your phone’s camera.
  • Written Words Translation: Translate written words and phrases using the Google Translate app.
  • Bilingual Conversation Translation: Translates back-and-forth conversation in real-time.
  • Transcription: Convert speech to text in near real-time of a foreign language.

For most of its features, Google Translate provides pronunciation, dictionary, and listening to pronunciation.

Google Translate is available on Web, Mobile (Android, iOS), and API.

How many languages does Google Translate support?

As of February 2023, Google Translate supports 133 languages and can translate 37 languages via photo, 32 via bilingual conversation translation, and 27 via live video imagery in augmented reality mode.

How to translate longer text?

Google Translate supports up to 5,000 characters. To translate a longer piece of text, cut and paste in parts or upload the entire document for translation.