Translate between up to 133 languages. Feature support varies by language:
• Text: Translate between languages by typing
• Offline: Translate with no internet connection
• Instant camera translation: Translate text in images instantly by just pointing your camera
• Photos: Translate text in taken or imported photos
• Conversations: Translate bilingual conversations on the fly
• Handwriting: Draw text characters instead of typing
• Phrasebook: Star and save translated words and phrases for future reference
• Microphone for speech translation
• Camera for translating text via the camera
• Photos for importing photos from your library
Translations between the following languages are supported:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bambara, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dogri, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Ewe, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Guarani, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Ilocano, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Konkani, Korean, Krio, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Luganda, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Maithili, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Meiteilon (Manipuri), Mizo, Mongolian, Myanmar (Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Odia (Oriya), Oromo, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Sanskrit, Scots Gaelic, Sepedi, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tigrinya, Tsonga, Turkish, Turkmen, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu
Google Translate Positive Reviews
Translates well for the most part, but some issues.I’m not going to give a detailed review. The translator works pretty well for the languages I use. But some things it resolutely does not want to learn to improve and I’m not sure why. But I can’t go into that. I just want to ask about the continual problem with “Can’t add to history. Try again later.” Everything works fine with a new installation of the app, for a few weeks. Then these error messages start coming in with every translation. It’s super annoying because it’s a pop up that keeps you from doing what you thought you were doing, like copying the translation. So you go back into WhatsApp, say, to paste in the translated response, and instead you’re pasting in something you had previously copied, because your attempted copy didn’t take, because it was too busy telling you that it couldn’t add to your history for some unknown reason. It’s all so exhausting to describe, let alone to use. Just fix it, guys. All these things that just don’t work right are sapping our life blood away. Time waits for no one. Please fix..Version: 6.50.1
Love app and deleted from all devicesOn my iPhone I was Translating a conversation with friends while at an outside restaurant. . In the middle of my conversation, a hacker sent me a message to the translate screen with specific names of people I know. My friends at the restaurant did not know the names of the people referenced in the message in the google translate screen. It was no friendly prank. I use a VPN and I use no social media. I was using a cellular card and not public Wi-Fi. How does google translate allow a third party into their application? It is a dangerous flaw in the software. The message attempted to have me google a combination of words that would have likely lead me to a site loaded with viruses in an attempt to steal passwords, but I deleted the app from my iPhone and did not do as the malicious message suggested. I would have sent this directly to google translate programmers, but I gave up on contacting them directly after unsuccessfully searching a contact means.
I really enjoy the google translate application. I live outside of USA and it is a great assistant in understanding my friends who speak a language that I do not speak. I will use the app again if it is patched and safe to use..Version: 7.5.1
Accessibility for Instructional DesignGoogle Translate is now a form of augmented reality and is adapted for educational purposes. This application provides users with tools to translate between languages and they now include an image option; users take a photograph of a sign, piece of paper, or other form of written text and receive a translation in the language of their choice. This augmented reality is ground breaking because this allows online learners to access content in other languages. The application also translates spoken word in real time, which allows all learners to access audio in written form, in their own language, online or in-person.
This version of augmented reality that is adapted for education can be utilized in an online learning environment and can be utilized by instructional designers. One of the major challenges with instructional design is selecting the correct tools to build learning experiences. With this application, instructional designers are able to create a course in their own language and can make their lesson accessible to learners by recommending Google Translate for accessibility. I plan to utilize this in conjunction with my online lessons and videos in order to reach more students with diverse abilities and primary languages..Version: 5.24.0
Longtime UserI’ve used this app for many years across many devices. It’s had many wonderful improvements over the years. However, since the update giving masculine/feminine translations for gendered languages, copy & paste has been ruined for me.
Previously, the app would often predict needed gendered letters/words based on other words being translated, and a simple copy & paste almost always the immediately available next step, it now copies both gendered translations, which can’t be pasted into certain fields that have limited characters (Twitter, TikTok, for example). This has become a point of major annoyance, and I find myself often using other translators. I enjoy THIS translator, and have a sense of loyalty to it, despite the absurdity of that, and would love to see copy & paste work only with the gendered translation provided, also excluding the “masculine” and “feminine” indicators, which also gets copied..Version: 6.27.0
Pages of Translation Lightening Fast, and Reliable!If if you are using anything but Google translate to do your Spanish work for you, you are missing the boat. It translates whole pages of text instantly without error. It uses understandable language for our US - Mexico border area. I was using a different translator when I saw a doctor using Google to communicate with a Spanish only patient. That’s when I learned about Google Translate and switched.
For the past two years, I have used a different Spanish translator/dictionary App. It was slow and tedious, only would translate a short paragraph at a time, but worse - it inserted words which were clearly wrong. One time instead of asking my gardener to complete a task, it inserted the word marriage into the sentence! His wife would have not been happy! Luckily I caught it before texting as I had to double- check every phrase.
But now I no longer have to worry and each phrase is spot on. ( at least so far I think it’s been!)..Version: 6.3.0
Google Translate needs a massive overhaul!FEATURE REQUEST: Since most people are translating from a foreign language to their native language, it would be lovely if you could make your chosen language “stick” at the top of the list. I would prefer to have the languages I use most frequently stick to the top of the list. For me, they are: English, French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. That would solve the annoyance of having to reselect one or more my core languages every time I deviate from my norm. I would like to include Croatian in my core list, but the machine voice for Croatian is unintelligible, even to native speakers because the sound quality is so poor and it speaks far too fast.
HEBREW & YIDDISH: It is not possible to learn to speak or translate from either of these languages. Google has NO VOICE, machine or natural, for EITHER of them, nor does it scribe the translation using our common alphabet, Latin. At least then, I could make an attempt at the pronunciation of the words.
I would cheerfully give Google Translate 5 stars as soon as these deficits are dealt with..Version: 6.12
Indispensable appI use many different languages throughout each day, usually just little phrases here and there in my writing. This app is indispensable to me as I work, and the translations seem to just get better and better with each update. I’ve read a few of the negative reviews, and while I’m sure the inconveniences described by these folks are real, it also seems they me be expecting a bit too much. The app is very straightforward in its basic function of translating text that is input by the user. The app is also by Google, and thus it is highly aspirational in its features, and each update seems to bring further enhancements that may or may not be truly useful. I understand how this might get frustrating, but that’s just Google’s style. Eventually the kinks get worked out based on user feedback, which is how I think it should be. As far as a basic free translation app, this one is far and away the best..Version: 5.21.1
Good app, but bugs or improvements neededI really like this app, but there are many bugs and difficulty when using it. For example, when using the speech function it constantly stops working, saying there is a connection error where there isn't any. Or if my phone tilts a little bit on its side, the audio will stop and I have to start it all over again. This brings me to my next point: editing text. When you try to edit the text youre translating, its difficult to click it to be able to edit it or even find the spot you want to edit since the space is so small and cluttered. A function that will be really helpful is a pause/play button when youre having the text be read allowed and when the text is being read allowed, it doesnt stop if the device tilts to one side..Version: 5.17.0
Your best companion while traveling!This is hands down the best partner you can have while traveling short of someone who know the local language.
It’s just incredible what all it can do. It translates (augmented reality) live in the screen what ever you point at. No, no snapshots, Live, you point it at a Menu in a restaurant or instructions on the wall and it sees Spanish or Japanese or whatever language and you see English or whatever language you like.
Then comes conversing with locals. It has a live translator which speaks the local language. My taxi driver knew about this app and used it on his own when tying to communicate with me. Amazing, you talk in English and it speaks it back in Spanish and your local language. Then the other person speaks in Spanish or your local language and it speaks it back to you (and also shows it on the screen) in English.
That’s a live 2 way conversation. Something you saw in Star Trek back in the day. The universal translator.
No it’s not done yet. Yes you need an internet connection (data plans) for the above two buddies to work.
For those who don’t have a data plan or internet access it has offline translations. It won’t speak but will translate anything to anything as you type it in.
I’ve travelled 4 continents with this app so far and like I said it’s my best traveling companion..Version: 5.27.0
Still useful despite Google’s creeping monetization efforts and unwelcome Lens implementationThe good parts: I still use the app fairly often for casual translations. I appreciate the ingenuity and effort that went into its creation, the offline dictionary feature is great when traveling, and I like that it’s free.
However. The Google Lens refit is a disappointment. It was added without choice or warning. It worsened some convenient image translation features, it’s buggy and slow… and now we’re probably stuck with it.
As for that “free” part… I also don’t like that it’s now *required* to store translation data in the cloud — contingent on accepting a broader set of privacy permissions — that Google is likely hoping you’ll tap through so that it can further cash in on your web activities. To that I say, no thank you. All of this for a relatively small amount of data that it could just as easily offer to store on your local device..Version: 6.46.0
Good but not what is neededThis program is useless when trying to overhear peoples conversations or listen to a speech. You can’t tell people to slow down and pause so you can translate each thing they said. That just does not work and is not practical. If I’m watching a show on TV in Chinese it is also fairly useless unless you want to press pause every few seconds.
Also when people are talking, you have to tell them to speak slowly and carefully. That is ridiculous. And you have to wait until they have completed a sentence to translate. That is silly.
What is needed is for the App to translate as a person is speaking. The user would just wear earphones an be able to listen nearly real time just like a real translator does. Or the translated words would appear as the person is speaking.
The function that translates what is written kind of works. It fluctuate the transition consistently until you freeze the frame. Obviously this function needs improving..Version: 6.1.0
Super Helpful!I use google translate a lot, as a Korean pop fan, sometimes translations don’t come out and I have to use google translate to translate what I want to see. Using the app makes it SO MUCH EASIER. I love the writing and camera feature. Sometimes the camera doesn’t always find all the words, but the feature is so helpful when im writing and I want to check my work, or if something is in a different language and I want to know what it is. The writing feature is also super awesome because I can write in the word in example, Korean and it translates it for me. Sometimes I do feel like the translations are not very accurate as in when I put the other translation through to check and it comes out as something different, but of course the translations can’t always be correct. Overall, the app is easy to use and I love it! ♥️🤠.Version: 5.21.0
Works for me...About 20 years ago , I lived in Japan for a few years. I did an OK job picking up the language while there, but I've forgotten most of it now.
I recently reconnected with a Japanese friend from those days who never spoke a lick of English. We've rekindled a friendship texting back and forth using Google translate as the medium. We have some very deep conversations on all manner of subjects, and despite the small hiccups, the service has served us very well. You have to be cognizant of what you're feeding into it and avoid colloquialisms and so forth, but by and large, it's quite flawless. Sometimes I forget that we aren't speaking the same language.
As for all the negative reviews, if you don't want you use Google Translate, go try to find something that works better. Best of luck with that..Version: 6.33.0
Please read this google!I like google translate a LOT, but there is still problems: 1: even when I have internet connection I can’t use the camera feature. The camera is what I would like you most to update. I can only select languages I have downloaded even when I go to settings and I have a STRONG INTERNET CONNECTION with my network. 2: I can’t use detect language on the app. Not on the camera OR on regular translation which I find annoying. But I can use it on browser!!! 3: my camera automatically goes to danish even when I CLEARLY SELECT ANOTHER LANGUAGE. It’s really annoying!!! 4: your google chrome extension is kinda hard to work. I double or triple click a word and the button DOESNT SHOW UP!!! Even when the button does come up, IT DOESNT TRANSLATE!!! I have found these problems on my iPhone SE that has iOS 16.2 and a Microsoft computer at a school. PLEASE fix these problems!!!.Version: 6.50.1
Lots of merit, some drawbacksNB: This review relates specifically to French-English usage.
First, the good things. While no translator will ever offer a perfect translation, because there’s so much more that goes into it, Google’s well-designed app does an excellent job. It does a fair job of picking up colloquialisms and the nuances of context that can dramatically change the meaning of a word or phase. The camera, conversation, and transcribe features are excellent.
My two primary complaints are related. First, as with other Romance languages, French uses the second person plural of the pronoun “you” (vous) as a first person singular in formal settings. So informal singular is “tu” and formal is “vous”. If you are typing something in English to translate to French, there should be a way to indicate whether you want the formal or informal translation. Especially with as many irregular verbs as French has, if it defaults to the vous version it may be a challenge to adjust the verb to informal if you wish to do so. This should be a super easy fix.
Related to the above, not only does the app not let you choose, but it often times is inconsistent throughout a passage. It will switch back and forth between vous and tu for singular usage. This can create some laborious manual correction. This is something the developers here really need to address..Version: 6.22.0
Please go back to the old version for photo translationThis app was great and extremely helpful until the photo translation interface was changed. Please go back to the old version or have an option I can choose where I can highlight what text/characters I want to have translated and don’t automatically try to translate all of the text in the picture. I used this app a lot just to look up or identity specific Chinese and Japanese characters and can no longer do that. :( Please give us back the option to highlight specific text to be translated without trying to automatically translate it on the picture screen. Please also remove the weird thing at the bottom that tries to give you Google search results when you try to “select text” It’s misleading and doesn’t provide anything useful..Version: 6.28.0
Fantastic appWhen I had this on my I pad I was so dumb because I didn’t know how to use it,* 2 years later * I was looking for a translator app on App Store and has to be free because I know my dad and mom can’t it for me so I looked and looked most of them wanted me to buy it and I can’t buy it so I looked and looked again and I found this app I download it and when Open the app it was free and you can use A lot of languages in the app, in most apps you could only use one language so that made me happy and the other stuff about it! I love the app! It’s the only app that I like to use for language! I hope other people like the app I saw some bad reviews I don’t know what’s their problem but yea I hope everyone likes it and yea! Thats all I wanted to say so yea, have a great day! :).Version: 6.8.0
Awesome, and some recommendation (for now).This app is awesome! Been using it for a year now. I have some recommendation tho'. Do you mind adding a feature where it shows various dialect (accent), both in writing, speaking, reading, etc...? For example, Japanese. Japanese have three writing system (Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji) as well as Romaji, which is the Japanese way of writing words in English. So do you mind putting them in category or organizing them if translated? Would be nice if you add footnote for each words that shows like in what way can this word be applicable. This is the recommendation I have for now, and I do think it will change this app greatly feature-wise because there is still confusion because one word can mean many things, and can be used differently depending on context..Version: 5.18.0
Works decently well, but has some problemsGoogle Translate certainly works quite a bit better than some random online translation service, but there are quite a few things that could be improved.
- Does a generally good (though not perfect) job translating phrases and idioms. In particular, many expressions that mean something in one language but doesn’t make sense in another are correctly translated to the analogous expression in the other language.
- Has an offline download feature that lets you translate without reception. This is of course very useful when your phone service doesn’t work overseas.
- Allows the saving of translations for future reference, but that doesn’t seem extremely useful.
- One cannot choose to switch between various forms of a phrase for languages that have multiple types of conjugations. For example, you can’t choose to have French use tu instead of vous.
- The translation of a word does not show whether the word is masculine or feminine for languages where it’s relevant.
- While the offline feature is useful, it’s *extremely* slow. In fact, the online feature can be quite slow sometimes too.
I chose to give the app 3 stars because for me, the cons make it quite cumbersome to use this app as a general translation / reference manual..Version: 6.1.0
I love this appI do not know enough Spanish and English is my primary language. So, I have had this app since Spring 2015 to communicate with my non English speaking friends who speaks only Spanish . It is so useful to show text info to a friend or to email to them. The speaker can talk for you in person. The reverse feature can help you check accuracy in the communicated info before you send email. I think they are getting better. Great in a debate with Someone. Your non English speaking friends can not fake ignorance: don’t know English to you. I have not had to use the picture translate mode much. I phone can Cut, Paste and Send in text or email. I am sure picture translate it just as good for reading materials. I use other language too and almost every day..Version: 5.25.0
Good in a pinchI use this app mainly for Haitian Creol. I’m thankful this app exist’s and that if you download the language you want you can use the app without wifi (it also works faster if you use it that way). Is it perfect?… Not by a long shot. The app translates your word literally and not your thoughts so you have to arrange you English in a very simple an direct manner so you tone and intent is not lost in translation. You also have be careful to use that exist in the language or it will just spit out the English word you used… And sometimes the translation just doesn’t make any sense. So while I do greatly appreciate the app exists and an effort was made to support the Haitian Creol language it needs a lot more work. I’d say it is currently on correct 75-80 percent of the time..Version: 6.27.0
Best translator, but needs to change default recording durationWhile this is, by far, the best translator, the developers really need to add an option in the settings to manually set the mic recorder duration. Many times my participants pauses to choose their next word carefully, the app automatically decides they have finished their though and begins translating which interrupts my participants’ train of thought and disrupts the flow of our conversation. It would be better to allow both the manual option of changing the default recording duration and allow the user to manually stop the recording if their participant finishes their train of thought before the set recording duration has been met. Otherwise, this is a superb app for accurate translation..Version: 7.9.0
Are you kidding me???????!!!!!! Best deal ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great in every way!!!!!!!!!!!!Usually apps with this much deluxe to them are really expensive and you need to save up for them (Blech) so great job on that!!!!!!!!
Also, it's really compatible and accessible (And right now it feels like only you guys and apple are the accessible apps) and so easy, and cool!!!!!!!!!! I use it to learn how to write French and also how to talk to my parents in Afrikaans and German which are there home languages, and it is a MUST-HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now it seems ridiculous that they limit it to 5 stars!!!!! This is worth
Thanks Google for making such amazing products, I'm a big fan (even though some of them I don't like as much as others) Continue, definitely!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Version: 6.14.0
This App Changed My Life!!!Being a Kansas girl and falling in love with a man from El Salvador was really frightening for me at first because of the language barrier. I’d taken 3 years of Spanish in high school (YEARS Ago) so when I went to meet his family for the first time I felt like I’d never be able to belong. But, with this incredible translation app I FINALLY am becoming fluent in Salvadoran Spanish!!! I can not only speak for Spanish now, I’m also now able to listen and understand almost everything. And, do you want to know the best part?!?! If I don’t understand a word, phrase, or even a text message from the family I can just open my Spanish Translation App now and type it in, save it, and learn even more Spanish!!! Seriously, get this app NOW!!!! 😊.Version: 6.14.0
Accurate Flooring And More!!As a business owner of a home remodeling and renovations company here in North Alabama, this app is priceless to me. I can print out invoices, estimates and contracts in English. Point my hand held mobile personal computer (Cell Phone) at the paper documents and it will translate the words right from the document into any of the available languages (languages have covered all of my needs so far) and make another printable copy of said documents in the languages needed for customers. Email the documents to the customers for them to review, they can digitally sign them and return the original with their signature and then I can make a copy of the signed document and send the customer their copy!! I Love Technology!!! Thank You Google!!!!.Version: 5.26.0
Worked well, sadly owned by GoogleI used the program quite a bit and found it to work quite well. That said, I gave the program the four stars it deserved. Unfortunately it’s owned by Google and with ever increasing concerns over their lack of respect for privacy, political pandering, and shady business practices I deleted it as soon as Apple launched their free version. This was the last Google owned product I had on any device.
Again, the program worked fine. Once in a great while it would get stuck but that was very rare. It seemed to need constant updates too. In fairness it had a lot more languages than the current Apple version but it also took up a huge chunk of memory. Given time I feel the Apple version will be just as good if not better..Version: 6.13.1
Good for practicing!!Over the last few years, I have let my Korean language skills deteriorate. I have started to review my reading, writing, and speaking of Korean using Francis Parks books ( Speaking Korean Books 1 and 2). I do not, however, have any audio tapes to go with these. This app has been a lifesaver. Not only can I hear the pronunciation by typing in the practice sentences, I can also test my own pronunciation by using the English to Korean translator. I know I am pronouncing Korean correctly when Google Translate prints the text in Hangul. Loving it! FYI, for those of you who wish to learn the Korean language, I STRONGLY recommend learning the Korean alphabet first - learn to pronounce each character as a starting point. It will save you a lot of grief later..Version: 6.12
Really good for offline translationGoogle Translate (the app) is much better than the browser version. You can translate offline and that is great. They’ve greatly improved their translations (their Latin is still pathetic, as it has been for many years). It still has problems picking up on nuances and dialects of certain languages.
If you are speaking an uncommon language, expect your translation to come out like something from a textbook or hahaha Google Translate. The AI picks up on some slang and common sayings, but it’s sometimes inaccurate.
Also, the app drains your battery like nobody’s business. I was translating for ten minutes and lost 14% of my battery. My phone is also inefficient, but all my other apps are much better with battery power than Google Translate..Version: 6.11
Language SuggestionI just wanted to say that I love your app and use it on almost a daily basis since I live in a foreign country (Egypt, I’m from the US). But it is very difficult still to get good translations because you don’t have Egyptian Arabic in your app to translate from. It is very different from standard Arabic, since no one speaks standard Arabic, it’s only in articles and things like that. Most of the things I need translated are messages from Egyptian Arabic speaking people (doctors, my apartment buildings WhatsApp group, important conversations, etc) and the translation never makes sense in English because I have to use the standard Arabic option in the app. Please add Egyptian Arabic as a translation in your app because this is the most widely understood and used Arabic language…it would help a LOT!!!!.Version: 6.35.0
Add Grammatical Gender!This is a great app and it works fantastically for many languages. The one thing I really want to see added is grammatical gender for languages such as French, Spanish, and Italian. I often find myself using google translate but then having to use a second app also to find the gender of the word in question. When you translate a single word or a sentence, it should say in small letters above the word “m” or “f” for masculine or feminine. Otherwise great app, but this change would be much appreciated!.Version: 5.14.0
TranslationTranslation works well, however the off-line option does not work unless you’re connected to the Internet..Version: 6.1.0
Отлично гуд очи вах вах вахВсе отлично
Приложение просто супер
Я отвечаю отличное просто
Советую воспользоваться.Version: 5.28.0
GET THIS NOW!!!!!I’m not a bot, if that’s what you’re thinking. This app really helps me talk to my Spanish friend at school, and it’s the only translator app that I know that has FREE offline translation. THANK YOU!!!.Version: 6.3.0
Needs improvementOne of the things that does not work properly is the voice recognition feature.
Work on this app more as many of its features need to be improved..Version: 6.4.0
Return old versionNew version is inconvenient. Return the old version..Version: 7.10.0
Return old interfaceThe new version is terrible and hard to use and navigate. Return the old interface.Version: 7.9.1
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