Google Translate

Google Translate

The world is closer than ever with over 100 languages

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: December 13, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 500,000,000 - 1,000,000,000



• Translate between 103 languages by typing
• Tap to Translate: Copy text in any app and your translation pops up
• Offline: Translate 59 languages when you have no Internet
• Instant camera translation: Use your camera to translate text instantly in 38 languages
• Camera Mode: Take pictures of text for higher-quality translations in 37 languages
• Conversation Mode: Two-way instant speech translation in 32 languages
• Handwriting: Draw characters instead of using the keyboard in 93 languages
• Phrasebook: Star and save translations for future reference in any language

Translations between the following languages are supported:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar (Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu

Permissions Notice
Google Translate may ask for permission to access the following features:
• Microphone for speech translation
• Camera for translating text via the camera
• SMS for translating text messages
• External storage for downloading offline translation data
• Accounts and credentials for signing-in and syncing across devices


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  • Google Translate
    Mohammed Ibrahim Khan Published date: January 1, 2018

    Best translator ever, I have two suggestions though. 1) Make translations editable, for some words the translation that I am seeing is something totally different. eg. When I translate word "raisins" in Urdu, It shows "Mumbai". 2) Phrasebook is awesome feature. But I would love it if you provide an small phrasebook by default with couple of hundred essential idioms and phrases. Sort of thing that Microsoft translator provides. So if I have to learn a new language I will know where exactly to start from. Full Review

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    Fiona Gibson Published date: January 10, 2018

    Google, what have you done?? This had become a fantastic and helpful app over the years - but something has happened recently and it's become unusable. I used it regularly for 2 years to aid communication with recent arrivals to this country and the app helped so much. But now it keeps telling me sth about online translation being unavailable, when I'm actually using unlimited Internet access. Am uninstalling the app with great regret; if you fix it, I'll be back. Full Review

  • Google Translate
    Published date: January 18, 2018

    You removed the option to translate existing images on your Google translate app. I'm a foreigner in china and quite often need to translate the screen or photos on my phone. But you have only allowed the camera instant translate. This means I always have to get a second phone to point at my own screen to translate if it's a picture. Nearly all Chinese apps do not have an English option and are required for daily life in china Full Review

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    Ember N Published date: January 2, 2018

    this is perhaps the most efficient and effective way to get translation done. tried Japanese to English. fairly easy but it has some glitches on the side of camera. if it's too dark it won't recognize the letter for translation. this is FREEEEEE! and basically it's a camera app translator that i will come back to download again for another language. for now, my search is over. do your best google! Full Review

  • Google Translate
    Published date: January 11, 2018

    I have a major issue with the app now! I tried restarting my phone first, and now the app will only translate the languages I downloaded for offline use...WITH INTERNET ACCESS ONLY! Please fix this NOW! All the languages I downloaded are supposed to be able to work OFFLINE! 😡 P.S. I also tried uninstalling and then reinstalling the app, and that didn't work either! Full Review

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    Ron Gilbert Published date: December 23, 2017

    At first glance I was excited about what I read thinking I would be able use it for my upcoming trip to Ecuador. Everything worked as expected until I went offline and then the nightmare started. At the end of the day it appears that voice to voice does not work offline even after making the tweeks(not in instructions)suggested by users after experiencing the same issue. Uninstalled and am using another app. Full Review

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    Steve Bly Published date: December 17, 2017

    Nice job Google. Dictionary and translation, in one app, quickly utilized and without exiting the current screen. Camera translation is extremely useful. Add thesaurus integration. Include option to use the "chat head" that pops up on the screen upon text selection as a floating menu... Translation, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Results displayed on screen in an overlay.? Full Review

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    kaoutar harmel Published date: December 29, 2017

    I really like this app because it's very useful for someone who manages to speak more than one language since it helps you remember and learn even more. Nevertheless, I suggest to add the camera option for the Arabic language. I sometimes need to translate long texts and I can't write them so it will be great if I could take a pic as I do with other writings in other languages. Full Review

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    Dr. Villiam Published date: January 4, 2018

    Great App, but uninstalling because it lacks the formal Korean translation. Like most languages, there is a formal and informal way to speak to people. But in Korean, speaking to your elders or people you don't know informally is considered rude. The fact this App lacks the formal translation in Korean makes this app completely useless to me. Why would I store an app on my phone when Google Assistant gives me the same informal translation. I would give it 5 stars no problem if this was fixed. Until then this app is junk to me. Full Review

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    Ozren Colic Published date: December 15, 2017

    After the new android update application crushes every time when I try to swap languages, change selected languages or do anything else. I cant believe that google didnt found this bug for more than one month. It is preety annoying. I can provide you more information if needed. Phone: SM-G950S, Android: 7.0 Full Review

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    Satish Phanin Published date: January 19, 2018

    It's been more than a decade since Google has been in India but still it doesn't have much idea about Indian Languages. I am typing something and it provides me a totally different meaning all together. Really disappointed. Full Review

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    sandeep reddy sabbella Published date: December 17, 2017

    Previously it used translate everything on screen when some apps do not support copy paste options. There are many apps in play store where they will in different language alone. Fix this . previously translate used appear along with assistant and it translates everything on screen. Don't you think before app update? You should include more functionality instead you are killing the existing ones and saying it innovative.. Full Review

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    Elena ShiroiNeko Published date: December 22, 2017

    I have downloaded offline translation files, and none of them works, still unavailable if i go offline, defeating the purpose of this function. This app is not suited to be called a "translate" app. Translating from Japanese, often wont offer right kanji from hiragana input, transliteration is wrong, translation is wrong and weird, drawing kanji I have to do it lightning fast or the drawing space automatically moves to the left. That really sucks. Cannot use this for studying because I dont trust this app for it's frequent mistakes and I just end up wasting a ton of time. P.S. It also needed 250Mb space to update.. 0 stars. Full Review

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    Riaan Gould Published date: December 25, 2017

    With this app, you can translate from English text to Arabic but unfortunately you can't translate from Arabic text into English!?! It's a bit BIAS!! I have been using this app for over 3 months now and, I have updated it at least once a month but still have not received an update that can help me Full Review

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    Poonam Sharma Published date: January 3, 2018

    it was good but i have an issue.. every time i try to translate something the apps says "translation failed". network is ok setting is ok.. don't know why this happens every time sometimes it says check sd card but there is no problem with sd card or network connection i worked well before but now it's not working properly pls suggest what should i do i don't want to uninstall it Full Review

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    Ladislav Komsic Published date: December 27, 2017

    It's an ok translator, mind you I haven't found a better one. It really struggles with complex sentences from Croatian/Bosnian/Serbian. If Google would like some better translations, please let me know, I'd love to help. Full Review

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    Lukman Hapsaro Published date: January 6, 2018

    Good for word to word translations and descriptions. Oxford-be like. Don't expect it for complex tasks as it doesn't understand when I translate my Facebook status and made it weird. Trust me, don't use this to post your bad foreign grammar onto Facebook or Instagram. You aren't smart, don't make it worse. Full Review

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    G Pg Published date: January 4, 2018

    9 times on to 10 the translation is wrong. Don't trust the Italian language translation as for them it's an unknown language, but even Spanish and awful for Estonian. Always they try to translate literally getting an unacceptable result. They don't know anything about grammar and I'm talking about popular languages (not Estonian of course), as Spanish, Italian, German, French and in some cases even English. It seems that this app is from illiterate people. But if you don't have anything else and you're in trouble with a language, it's better than nothing. No more than 1 star as many times trusting the translation I said nonsense and stupid things. 100 languages? If you're not able to translate the main languages what would happen with less known languages? Who knows... Full Review

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    Hernán Moraga Published date: January 17, 2018

    It used to work okay in offline mode. All of the sudden, it stopped making off line translations. Same happened with my girlfriend's app. Very frustrating to lose that functionality. Uninstalled and installed again. No changes. Full Review

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    Micheal Carr Published date: January 2, 2018

    It's completely. Broken and doesn't even have consistent translations if you write up something translate it then copy swap them and past it'll translate completely wrong Full Review

  • Google Translate
    Oscar Castillo Published date: December 16, 2017

    It's great to learn how to pronounce English words, but some translations aren't accurate and are misleading. For example: The word 'connive;' this word isn't a verb in Spanish and it doesn't conjugate. There for the translation for that word in Google Translate is incorrect. Something similar happens with word the word 'estuviera.' I know, it doesn't have to be perfect. 😁 Full Review

  • Google Translate
    Rob Schipper Published date: December 17, 2017

    The app translated just now "what I like the least" as "what I like the best" (eu mais gosto instead of eu menos gosto - Portuguese). The original sentence was "Apples and bananas are the fruits that I like the least". That is really bad! Full Review

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    Dan Ortega Published date: December 29, 2017

    The best translation app ever.. the 'Tap to translate' option is awesome and double tapping the subsequent pop-up window takes you directly to the main app.. where you will find not only the translation but also really good definitions and examples of such definitions.. this is great!! Full Review

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    Joven Ang Published date: January 17, 2018

    The app was good and easy to understand at first, but after the recent update, the Chinese language voice has completely changed from a female kind voice to a robot male voice. The pronunciation for Chinese was super unclear that I had a hard to understanding was it was saying. My impression for Google was not bad at first, but after this stupid and useless update for Chinese language voice, I feel that they are not really improving it, but making it worse instead! OMG, super disappointed. Full Review

  • Google Translate
    Emery Coxe Published date: December 28, 2017

    Incredible app. I've been using this tool online since the mid-2000's, and it's gotten better and better and better. The app itself seems superior to the online tool now. As a multi-lingual dictionary this is probably the best tool in the business. I'm giving the app four stars because the dictionary tool allows device rotation, but when the device is in landscape the layout becomes effectively useless and unscrollable. Full Review

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    Markiss Johnson Published date: January 8, 2018

    You should make the text box bigger or add an option for anyone who wants to make it bigger in the settings. When I input the text I want to translate into the textbox I am left with a lot of space between the textbox and the keyboard. All that space is quite unnecessary when I cannot even see the rest of the text I am trying to edit. If I could post a screenshot I would be able to show you exactly what I mean. Full Review

  • Google Translate
    Published date: January 1, 2018

    The translation from Turkish to German is absolutely wrong. When I typ 'hayırlı cumalar' which is a term of my religion which is Islam it says 'good sperm'. The actual translation is 'good Friday' (more or less). Or when I typ 'güzel mekkem' it says 'beauriful cock' but the actual translation is 'my beautiful Mecca'. I see this as an insult to my religion. Please fix this! Full Review

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    Evros St. Published date: January 5, 2018

    [NEW UPDATE 5/1/18: I gave one more star to my rating, because You did an improvement to your app, and added a new Great feature for the Languages that are not supported by the "camera instant translation" such as the Greek Language. I like the new feature which you can highlight the text you want to translate with your finger after taking the photo with camera. Great Job! :-) ] ------ 27/10/17 Review: I had to remove 2 star from my rating because my request didn't came into your consideration. I am using Google translate on all my devices. mostly on my desktop pc. And many times I offer my translations/corrections on your web translation service. From English to Greek and vice versa. But I got a little disappointed when I tried To tap and turn on the "instant translation" feature in your application, to translate a text on an image/photo. The Greek language isn't supported for this feature. Why? Please make my language available and I will give the stars back.] ---- Old review: xcellent Job guys! I use google translate on my pc everyday!! :-) Can you include also the GREEK language, for the New "picture translation" please? Thank you. Full Review

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    Kresha Thorn Published date: December 19, 2017

    Amazing app but just one problem. During active image translation it somehow immediately drains all my phone charge in seconds and shuts my phone off. The last one I went from 50% to 1% charge. I have no idea how this is possible but it only happens with this app. Full Review

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    Emil Kolev Published date: December 30, 2017

    Why, why yesterday this app stopped working on my Galaxy Tab S3. I am trying to translate from German to English, but the app just turns and turns. Two days ago it was perfect. Uninstall, reinstall, wipe cache... nothing Full Review

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    Ibeh Somtochukwu Published date: January 2, 2018

    This can never be compared to any...the best soooo faaaaar Any competitor should beep me. 12 star general Ild say. Thumbs up Full Review

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    atul sain Published date: January 9, 2018

    Align text is extra ordinary feature, it surprised me at first glance. I would love to know if I could get word's translation in two or more language at one click without changing language. Full Review

  • Google Translate
    Rohit Sawai Published date: December 29, 2017

    I use this translator to translate into Marathi. But I found its extremely bad translator. Why don't you have Marathi dictionary? This is the WORST translator that I used. Please delete Marathi language if you don't know how to convert English into Marathi. If you don't have enough Marathi words. EXTREMELY HATEFUL. Fu** off this translator. Need many..many...many changes. It makes a person stressful. Don't ever upload any app without perfection. Full Review

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    Narinder Gupta Published date: January 12, 2018

    Updated version is rubbish, this version need to throw in Garbage. Updation should be for better not for worst, the stupid man ( who is responsible for this updation) need to be expelled from google, he make this app from best to worst. Plz restore it to its oldest version. Thanks Full Review

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    A Google User Published date: January 1, 2018

    Can you please fix this app? It used to work perfectly, but now whenever I try to use it , the translation will fail immediately. It also keeps telling me that the offline package isn't installed even though I did download it . Now the app is completely useless . Full Review

  • Google Translate
    Published date: December 27, 2017

    My friend can speak Spanish and I have always wanted to. So when I went into Google and I saw this app I told myself go in it you will be able to learn Spanish so I downloaded it I learned some Spanish phrases and then I started sending my friend Spanish sentences and we just kept talking back and forth to each other in Spanish. !Gracias traductor de Google! Full Review

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    KTL Published date: December 13, 2017

    Downloading offline languages still doesn't download over unlimited 4G LTE mobile data. Google what's the problem you can't get this thing to work right after all these updates? Maybe you should hire some people from Microsoft to help you out with this because there's download no problem over 4G LTE unlimited data connection. Full Review

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    JAY GAJJAR Published date: January 2, 2018

    You should also introduce Google Maps like "Your Contribution" in Google Translate to find Grammar, Word & Translation Mistakes, inside App instead of Community sign ups. for me, i don't like to open browser and then suggest the word or make a correction of word, if there is an inside app option to suggest translation and correct wrong translation then it would be Great!! Full Review

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    Rashaan Griffin Published date: December 31, 2017

    It's odd how the offline translator is incorrect and the online translator is right. You can't type in the language other than English to English or otherwise it's incorrect. Please please please fix this Full Review

  • Google Translate
    Published date: January 13, 2018

    Couldn't believe how well it works with the camera translating on the fly from Chinese. Of course it will get better, but I've never seen anything like this before. Hats off to Google for this incredible app. Full Review