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The world is closer than ever with over 100 languages

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4.5
7.8M+ Ratings
  1. 5
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  2. 4
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  • Jan 10, 2021

    By sapana Kanojia
    Incredibly useful app. It would be great if there would be a way to have the app *never ask me ever again* to "set up Google Translate" whenever I open the app. There's no single set of languages that I translate between most often; it may be entirely random depending on what I'm doing. I explicitly do *not* want to set any default, but it seems like the app is nagging me to do so. Other than that, I love it.
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  • Accessibility for Instructional Design Oct 24, 2018

    By kkennedy555
    Google 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.
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  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Mantas Riauka
    Very seamless tap to translate function, for which I installed it. I wish I could set up the tap to translate function to actually show the definition of the word in a particular language (English or French depending on the text) instead of the translation as it is more useful to me.
    more
  • Pages of Translation Lightening Fast, and Reliable! Oct 31, 2019

    By rsmith7
    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!).
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  • Need to continually update and add new features Sep 16, 2019

    By WJMBOLIN
    This app is so much better than Microsoft translator. I used it first set a lot of messages on social media to new friends only to find out those messages were a jumbled mess of random words. They assume you lack the skills and ability process thoughts into Russian even with translator. It’s hard to come back from. I love that you can translate live with the camera because a lot of times I’m watching a broadcast or something and trying to keep up with everyone. The thing however that frustrates me the most about all apps including this one is that they tend to stop listening before the conversation has ended. Whether I just push the button and let go or cold it during the entire time after certain. It’s stops listening and you have to stop the sound if you’re lucky enough to be able to rewind it. I would like it to be easier to use within an app and not have to copy and paste etc. but overall I really like it it’s the one I use most and I’ve got some I paid for that just don’t stack up.
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  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Весть Трех Ангелов
    Before now the app was super. But now the function tap to translate is not working anymore like before. The floating icon is on the screen all the time, disturbing me. And it is wasting of the time to make it on and off every time I need it. It is the same like to copy and to go into app to paste the text there. Please fix this problem.
    more
  • Jan 15, 2021

    By Alsmh Ahmed
    Before now the app was super. But now the function tap to translate is not working anymore like before. The floating icon is on the screen all the time, disturbing me. And it is wasting of the time to make it on and off every time I need it. It is the same like to copy and to go into app to paste the text there. Please fix this problem.
    more
  • Hard to Use, Inaccurate, Barely Works Dec 28, 2018

    By Lizzie Licious
    Many times when I record audio or pictures, the translation doesn’t even come up. The audio is worse since no matter what I do, speaking into the microphone is just a bust. I’ll say something into the microphone, and it won’t do anything. It doesn’t even load, it just indefinitely waits for me to say more. No matter how much I say, real words or not, it doesn’t ever even acknowledge that I’m done talking and if I hit any buttons, the X to close it or microphone button that you’d think would tell what it said, just cancel out of it. Not to mention, taking pics is a nightmare. You have to highlight with your finger the phrases you want translated, but you can’t move the picture around easily. So if you zoom into a certain part, it’s hard to zoom back out, and you can’t move the picture at all without zooming in or out. So if you zoom out in a way that makes the pic go off to the side, well, too bad. Why can’t it just detect the words itself? Or at the very least, why can’t I translate more then one thing in a picture, and do I have to take the same picture again and again just to see everything it says?
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  • Jan 16, 2021

    By Victor S
    the voice translation is so inaccurate!!! Some serious issues there!!!! Almost everytime I say a sentence it doesn't recognize a word said. E.g.: There were 2 minutes left and Google translate understands this: there award 2 minutes, and most of the time doesn't understand the last word said and leaves it blank... It even comes out with wrong translations: mandioca is manioc, and aipim is cassava (not wahoo)... I hope Google translate doesn't embarrass me again with wrong translations...
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  • Terrible design - using the browser version is better Jul 6, 2018

    By NYCJames
    I installed this because I frequently use the browser version in Google to translate between English and French and I thought the app would be more convenient. Took me less than a minute to see the flaws in it. It's a horribly designed app - for example, in the browser version you can "switch" the languages around to make the destination language the source language. This is really helpful if, for example, you wish to practice making sentences in a language and then switch them around to compare your sentence to how Google translates it. In the app, there is a switch button but it switches the TEXT between windows instead of just switching which is source and which is destination - so my French sentence goes into the English window and vice versa, meaning they don't get translated. This is either a really stupid bug or an inexcusable design flaw, and to be honest it's entirely what I've come to expect from Google software. There are ALWAYS really stupid bugs and oversights which people complain about for years but which they never fix. Oh well, uninstalling it now.
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  1. Efficient and effective translations between 103 languages, you can tap to translate, and translate anywhere in 59 languages even when offline
  2. 2 great ways to learn: conversation mode (2-way instant translation in 32 languages) and handwriting (draw characters, no keyboard necessary)
  3. Take a picture for easy translation with instant camera translation in 38 languages and camera mode in 37 languages

Reviewed by Laura S on January 26, 2018

  • Jan 10, 2021

    By sapana Kanojia
    Incredibly useful app. It would be great if there would be a way to have the app *never ask me ever again* to "set up Google Translate" whenever I open the app. There's no single set of languages that I translate between most often; it may be entirely random depending on what I'm doing. I explicitly do *not* want to set any default, but it seems like the app is nagging me to do so. Other than that, I love it.
    more
  • Accessibility for Instructional Design Oct 24, 2018

    By kkennedy555
    Google 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.
    more
  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Mantas Riauka
    Very seamless tap to translate function, for which I installed it. I wish I could set up the tap to translate function to actually show the definition of the word in a particular language (English or French depending on the text) instead of the translation as it is more useful to me.
    more
  • Pages of Translation Lightening Fast, and Reliable! Oct 31, 2019

    By rsmith7
    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!).
    more
  • Indispensable app Aug 20, 2018

    By Mobjack11
    I 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.
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  • Need to continually update and add new features Sep 16, 2019

    By WJMBOLIN
    This app is so much better than Microsoft translator. I used it first set a lot of messages on social media to new friends only to find out those messages were a jumbled mess of random words. They assume you lack the skills and ability process thoughts into Russian even with translator. It’s hard to come back from. I love that you can translate live with the camera because a lot of times I’m watching a broadcast or something and trying to keep up with everyone. The thing however that frustrates me the most about all apps including this one is that they tend to stop listening before the conversation has ended. Whether I just push the button and let go or cold it during the entire time after certain. It’s stops listening and you have to stop the sound if you’re lucky enough to be able to rewind it. I would like it to be easier to use within an app and not have to copy and paste etc. but overall I really like it it’s the one I use most and I’ve got some I paid for that just don’t stack up.
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  • Jan 19, 2021

    By vivek Rajput
    The only reason I give it 4 stars is that when I translate something through camera(scan) it's sometimes capture the wanted word which I even can't crop because there is no option like crop the image.....so it would be better if there is something like crop or cut.......but everything else is super fine
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  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Joanke Hartzenberg
    Sometimes the translation isn't all that accurate but it's still a good app. I know it's quite hard to get people that speak all those languages so it must be hard. The camera isn't so good tho. Its hard to keep the camera still and that makes it hard to scan and optimize. Bit i like this app. :)
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  • Jan 15, 2021

    By শ্রীপান্থ
    Writing space is very limited. By adding at least four or five lines, the writer can write in a manner consistent with the subject matter of the previous writing to maintain the continuity of his writing. Also accurate translation in Bengali and Hindi. Although I had already made a request in this regard in the mail. I hope you will pay attention to this.
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  • Good app, but bugs or improvements needed Feb 28, 2018

    By Kiba9001
    I 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.
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  • Google Translate needs a massive overhaul! Sep 29, 2020

    By Lacemaker 427
    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.
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  • Jan 11, 2021

    By gz1wireless gmail
    Works great and incredibly useful to translate multiple languages. Offline option is great, allowing you to download a ''dictionary'' and translate when you don't have internet. Downside, anything you translate is entered into Google's logs and linked to you. To maintain privacy, use the Offline option and block Google Translate from internet access with something like NoRoot Firewall Functionality (5 stars) + Privacy (0 stars) = 3 stars total
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  • Jan 8, 2021

    By Robert Ruddle Jr.
    Still inserts the word "oh" whenever I say comma. Otherwise a much better way to utilize speech to text than Samsung's slow translator. Both products need correct capitalization protocols. Names of persons, places or special events should be capitalized; not every 1st letter of a song name and so forth. Just ask Weird Al with a doctorate in language.
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  • Good but not what is needed Aug 31, 2019

    By Scrabble Lover 44
    This 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.
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  • Jan 15, 2021

    By John - Supahz
    I used to love this app. Now in the past week or so it crashes a lot, every few minutes. This is irritating when in the middle of a sentence. Web version is still great. Will be looking for other options for mobile, though.
  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Весть Трех Ангелов
    Before now the app was super. But now the function tap to translate is not working anymore like before. The floating icon is on the screen all the time, disturbing me. And it is wasting of the time to make it on and off every time I need it. It is the same like to copy and to go into app to paste the text there. Please fix this problem.
    more
  • Jan 15, 2021

    By Alsmh Ahmed
    Before now the app was super. But now the function tap to translate is not working anymore like before. The floating icon is on the screen all the time, disturbing me. And it is wasting of the time to make it on and off every time I need it. It is the same like to copy and to go into app to paste the text there. Please fix this problem.
    more
  • Jan 15, 2021

    By Mahfuza H
    Until, The DeepL Translator was recommended by a colleague, Google translate was the only one I was using. I have to mention, the translation from German to English or vice a versa is not comparable to DeepL. The feature that helps alot is the camera scan option.
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Who Cares
    Also...extend the recorder time out time on dite and app. Some languages are difficult to pronounce. App translations are sloppy compared to the web based translator.🤔 Also when reversing translations...the top section stays the same...this didn't happen before. I'm Translating Russian btw. Screen translation would be nice & night mode would be great to!!! 👌🌚 eat = есть ... but есть = there is??? wth🤔 The web based translator seems way better... couldn't you just match them up?
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  • Jan 11, 2021

    By Nishanth Rao
    Never translate site in English has not worked effectively at all. I do not want a translation for sites already in English. Google translate does not seem to understand. At first, I thought it was a problem with my browser and cleared history completely and data. I cleared data for translate app too. Even then it asks for translation.
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  • Hard to Use, Inaccurate, Barely Works Dec 28, 2018

    By Lizzie Licious
    Many times when I record audio or pictures, the translation doesn’t even come up. The audio is worse since no matter what I do, speaking into the microphone is just a bust. I’ll say something into the microphone, and it won’t do anything. It doesn’t even load, it just indefinitely waits for me to say more. No matter how much I say, real words or not, it doesn’t ever even acknowledge that I’m done talking and if I hit any buttons, the X to close it or microphone button that you’d think would tell what it said, just cancel out of it. Not to mention, taking pics is a nightmare. You have to highlight with your finger the phrases you want translated, but you can’t move the picture around easily. So if you zoom into a certain part, it’s hard to zoom back out, and you can’t move the picture at all without zooming in or out. So if you zoom out in a way that makes the pic go off to the side, well, too bad. Why can’t it just detect the words itself? Or at the very least, why can’t I translate more then one thing in a picture, and do I have to take the same picture again and again just to see everything it says?
    more
  • Jan 16, 2021

    By Victor S
    the voice translation is so inaccurate!!! Some serious issues there!!!! Almost everytime I say a sentence it doesn't recognize a word said. E.g.: There were 2 minutes left and Google translate understands this: there award 2 minutes, and most of the time doesn't understand the last word said and leaves it blank... It even comes out with wrong translations: mandioca is manioc, and aipim is cassava (not wahoo)... I hope Google translate doesn't embarrass me again with wrong translations...
    more
  • Terrible design - using the browser version is better Jul 6, 2018

    By NYCJames
    I installed this because I frequently use the browser version in Google to translate between English and French and I thought the app would be more convenient. Took me less than a minute to see the flaws in it. It's a horribly designed app - for example, in the browser version you can "switch" the languages around to make the destination language the source language. This is really helpful if, for example, you wish to practice making sentences in a language and then switch them around to compare your sentence to how Google translates it. In the app, there is a switch button but it switches the TEXT between windows instead of just switching which is source and which is destination - so my French sentence goes into the English window and vice versa, meaning they don't get translated. This is either a really stupid bug or an inexcusable design flaw, and to be honest it's entirely what I've come to expect from Google software. There are ALWAYS really stupid bugs and oversights which people complain about for years but which they never fix. Oh well, uninstalling it now.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Hello Hi
    This app use to be good. Now it's horrible. I have to keep uninstalling and re installing because the translator always stop working. And the "tap to translate". Not good. Everyone I talk to is searching for a better translator. Please, go back to the way things were. Also, I can't get the icon on my phone.
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  • Flawed text scanning and translations Jan 31, 2020

    By CAD Programmer
    This is an amazing translation app, especially the real-time camera mode, straight out of science-fiction! However, it gives different results between camera Instant mode and Scan mode (often the Instant translation is close but a little off, Scan is more accurate but slower). A big problem with Scan mode is random omission of Japanese symbols from the source text and/or incorrect scans (wrong characters), so you’re unable to get a complete translation (frustrating). There are also frequent Google network errors resulting in delayed translation (or none at all), and frequent app crashes. You cannot pinch-zoom the camera, which is a problem on a smaller screen or text sizes. You can share/save only the translation results and not the scanned original foreign language text. I also don’t like how the camera mode always defaults to Instant instead of the last setting used. So although this is a convenient app for translations, it still needs a bit of work to get a higher rating from me.
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