Google Translate

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  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 12+
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About Google Translate

Google Translate is a free language translation app that can help you read or communicate in up to 100 languages. Google Translate is available to download for free on iOS and Android devices.

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What is Google Translate app?

Google translate is the most accurate translation app to translate text, documents and websites from one language to another language. Google Translate is one of the most powerful learning tools out there. The Google Translate app can translate dozens of languages, either through text or voice. You just type, write, or speak into the app. The program even allows you to point your smartphone at a sign or menu written in a foreign language to view a live translation. 

Beyond English, a small sampling of the many languages supported by the app include French, Italian, German, Spanish, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Arabic, Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish.

The Google Translate app helps you carry on a back-and-forth conversation with someone who speaks a different language. Choose the two languages and tap the Conversation icon. You can then carry on the conversation manually or automatically.

When you talk about the best translation apps, it’s difficult not to quickly associate it with this translator app by Google. It is even #1 in the Reference category of apps in the iOS App Store.

Google Translate has an amazing feature of allowing you to take a photo of something written in another language, like a menu for example, and translate it into your chosen language. Google Translate is one of the best apps for traveling available today.

Is Google Translate free to download?

Yes, Google Translate is available for free to download on iOS and Android devices.

Is Google Translate free on iPhone?

Google Translate is free to download on iPhone and can be used to translate text, handwriting, photos, and speech in over 100 languages.

Does Google Translate cost?

The Google Translate has been made available at no cost for government, nonprofit, and non-commercial use only. 

Can you use Google Translate offline?

Google Translate works both online and offline making it a great choice as you can take advantage of its features even if you don’t have connectivity. If you plan on using Google Translate’s highly useful offline translation feature, you need to download additional language packs. 

How to use Google Translate

To use Google Translate, select your input and output languages, then choose a method for entering your text. You can type text using your mobile device's keyboard or say the words aloud.

How will teachers and students benefit?

Whether you're teaching a world language course or working with English Language Learners, Google Translate can be a very useful tool because, among other things, it strives for accuracy. The ability to see examples of translations in context and the audio support are both great features -- when they work. In many cases, students may be able to improve their understanding of a language, as well as pronunciation.

While Google Translate sometimes fails to provide accurate translations, it's a perfectly serviceable go-to translator for fast, in-class translation. Failed translations can even make a great whole-class activity if used as an opportunity to discuss. Show an example and have your students speculate why the translation might not be accurate; this exercise can be especially insightful when learning multiple-meaning words.

Google Translate is simple to use too, with icons at the top you can click on to draw, take a photo, speak or type.

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Download Google Translate

You can download Google Translate on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Google Translate app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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Google Translate is a simple mobile translation tool that supports more than 60 languages, offers an SMS translator, and even speaks some of your translations aloud. With its dead-simple interface and variety of input options, it's perfect for pumping out translations in a pinch.

  • Type to translate 100 languages
  • Use your camera to translate text instantly in 26 languages
  • Two-way automatic speech translation in 40 languages
  • Draw with your finger as a keyboard alternative
  • Star and save translations for future reference
  • Take pictures of text for higher-quality translations or for languages not supported by instant camera translation

Some features not available in all languages.

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