If you ever visit a website that has content in another language, it’s likely you’ll see little Google Translate buttons on the bottom right-hand corner of the page. You can click on these to quickly translate that particular page into your native language, making it easier to read and understand what you’re looking at. If you happen to use Google Chrome as your primary browser, there are also some ways to quickly translate pages even if the website doesn’t have Google Translate buttons already embedded in their design.
1) Go to the website you want to translate
Enter the website URL, and then press Enter. Press the small Sign into your account link on the top right. Select your language from the list (located below). The translated web page will appear.
Click your language, and then choose Translate page. Finally, click Translate on the pop-up window. If you’re using a computer, you’ll be able to select text on any web page and paste it into Google Translate. It’s not quite as easy for phones, but if you’d like to try translating text with your phone without an app, simply press and hold until two magnifying glass options appear—one at normal size, one larger—then drag your finger across what you want translated until it fills up both squares. Let go once both squares are full, and Google will translate it for you!
2) Click More options
If you’re browsing the web and come across an interesting page but the website doesn’t have any English, this post will show you how to translate it into your native language. 1. Visit the web page you want translated 2. Click More options at the top right-hand corner of your browser window and click on Settings (three vertical dots) 3. Check the box labeled Languages and input Chinese into either Safari or Computer (depending on what device you’re using) 4. Enter one of two phrases depending on whether you want a translation from Chinese back into English or vice versa: translate from Chinese if you want to go back and forth, or translate to Chinese if you only need translations in one directio
To start translating, click on More options > Settings > Languages and input. Next, check Automatically translate pages and choose either Chinese-English or English-Chinese depending on which language you want to translate from and into. Then enter one of two phrases depending on whether you want a translation from Chinese back into English or vice versa: translate from Chinese if you want to go back and forth, or translate to Chinese if you only need translations in one directio.
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3) Select Translate this page
Google offers an option for translating the webpage you are on and automatically switching your browser’s language. This can be helpful if you need to read something but don’t know the language it is written in, or if you want to learn another language. In order to translate, open up the page you want translated and find the little language flag icon at the bottom of your browser window:
If it isn’t right at the bottom of your window, move your mouse up until it finds it. Selecting that icon will prompt a menu asking what languages would you like this page translated into:
Select all of them! Now every word has been converted so that its translation is displayed below its original spelling. If there was no translation available, then nothing will show up.
4) Click Switch languages
- Open Google Chrome on your desktop or mobile device.
- Look for the text you want to translate and right-click on it.
- Select Translate from the list of options that appear as a result of right-clicking.
- Scroll down until you see English (your language).
- Click on the arrow button located to the left of English and select your preferred translation language if it isn’t already selected by default.
- If your preferred language is available, it will appear on-screen as a grey box.