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  • img Community
    Many people love Google Translate for its translating abilities but few know that it has a text to speech option as well. This makes it perfect for those who are visually impaired to know what a page says whether it’s 100 words or 400 words.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Moving to a foreign country is full of surprises and adventures, but more than likely, you're going to need to translate a conversation. Google Translate is the best translation app out there. Whether you want to translate live chats or pictures (which is perfect for menus): this app does it all.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Google has been proven to be a great option for many things. When you are in Bangladesh, it can help you translate anything from the word 'hello' to the number 100. It will make your trip much easier and more pleasant. I have used it lots of times when I have a client who may not speak English so I understand what they are saying. It's a handy app.
    img by Din
    11 months ago
  • img Expert
    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

  • Cool google translator app Dec 4, 2020

    By NickPark2018
    Plz add more languages all the time new languages even the languages rarely spoken in case someone wants to learn that language possibly and also add a updated brand new redesign of google translate so it will be better and cooler looking and the option to translate the letters translation language into pink text for girls or blue text for boys Keep up the excellent work please also add Bosnian Cyrillic pretty please and also add Armenian Cyrillic lots of Armenians use Cyrillic in Armenian language when typing and also if possible please add the option to type in Cyrillic for Finlandian Cyrillic language because Russia took over control of a part of Finland and Now Like 11 percent of Finland belongs to Russia so it makes sense to have Finlandian Cyrillic and please pretty please add the option to type in Blue color for boys on google translate and pink color for girls on google translate and not the pink color that is not attractive on google translate but the one that is pleasant and looks nice on the app when typing and same thing for blue color oh and one more thing please add the languages Irish for voice translation and transcribe fearure and Scots Gaelic for voice translation and transcribe feature and also please pick the 100 next coolest languages to learn that are different and add them to google translate
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Diya Mehrin
    This app is so cool, you can write or type more than 108 languages. I use it to study the most. And my mom, my dad, my brother all of them uses this app. I think this is the best app that google has ever made. And there is a teeny bitty problem sometimes when you use handwriting if the network is slow it might take some while to translate. If you guys can make it offline it would be much easier. I use english and arabic themost in this app and i think its awesome that we have this kind of app.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!).
  • 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.
  • Cool google translator app Dec 4, 2020

    By NickPark2018
    Plz add more languages all the time new languages even the languages rarely spoken in case someone wants to learn that language possibly and also add a updated brand new redesign of google translate so it will be better and cooler looking and the option to translate the letters translation language into pink text for girls or blue text for boys Keep up the excellent work please also add Bosnian Cyrillic pretty please and also add Armenian Cyrillic lots of Armenians use Cyrillic in Armenian language when typing and also if possible please add the option to type in Cyrillic for Finlandian Cyrillic language because Russia took over control of a part of Finland and Now Like 11 percent of Finland belongs to Russia so it makes sense to have Finlandian Cyrillic and please pretty please add the option to type in Blue color for boys on google translate and pink color for girls on google translate and not the pink color that is not attractive on google translate but the one that is pleasant and looks nice on the app when typing and same thing for blue color oh and one more thing please add the languages Irish for voice translation and transcribe fearure and Scots Gaelic for voice translation and transcribe feature and also please pick the 100 next coolest languages to learn that are different and add them to google translate
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Diya Mehrin
    This app is so cool, you can write or type more than 108 languages. I use it to study the most. And my mom, my dad, my brother all of them uses this app. I think this is the best app that google has ever made. And there is a teeny bitty problem sometimes when you use handwriting if the network is slow it might take some while to translate. If you guys can make it offline it would be much easier. I use english and arabic themost in this app and i think its awesome that we have this kind of app.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!).
  • 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.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By John McLaren
    There is no option to choose a picture from the gallery analyze text and translate! Lame! ....... Update: Interesting fact! It does give you options to acces gallery and choose a photo to translate but, if you are in China, for that option you need to use VPN! Once you turn off the VPN, the option disappears! I wonder why is it like that since Google translate works without VPN in China. Why that option requires VPN ?! I don't get it. It's not logical to me.
  • 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.
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Giraffx Design
    This is a very "useful" tool, but OMG does it have glitches. First, if you open the mobile app and do a translation on your phone and also do it with the full translator web page in a laptop browser, the accuracy of the full page translation is much better than in the app. If I don't carefully proofread the app translations before sending them, OMG! They're often not at all accurate. And second, it has a very annoying bug. The setting "tap to translate" turns itself off randomly. That's a hassle
  • Jul 13, 2021

    By seriesmemoir
    Simple. Easy to use. Can use offline. Can scan and import images. Handwriting and transcribe feature. Can access all features without spending money. Great app in total. Been using this for more than a year already, and I'm very much satisfied. Thanks! 👍
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Grégoire Gaillet
    This application is absolutely useless. For some languages (as Icelandic) it is the only option to try to understand some words. But Google Translate seems to find very funny or intelligent, I don't know, to try to guess other languages like Croatian, Gaelic, Swedish or even Spanish! When I say that it is Icelandic AND when the word exists in this language, why does the not not believe me??? Sometimes innovations are not worth it at all. I am very disappointed.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Cruising the Thaiway
    It will not allow me to speak properly. It stops with the slightest pause. I need to be able to make long pauses for proper pronunciation and thought process. Also half the time it makes mistakes. Very frustrating to use. It also changes words after making the correct word. It fails to listen, I speak very clear English in a quiet room and it still makes mistakes 90% of the time. Same problem on other phone too. Note to Google LLC, it's your responsibility to report this chronic problem, so go f
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Antonio Quarta
    Only one text line is shown while typing. It makes editing very difficult. Also no carriage return available. In "tap to translate" the copied text cannot be edited and the drop down menu with "copy" and "open in main app" options disappears as soon as "new translation" is chosen. There is no way to hide the floating icon definitely. It's absolutely annoying. Give this project to some serious developers. Seriously.
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Sweetczz
    It didn't pick up much conversation, and what it picked up was not very accurate. It defintely can't understand other languages. Also, conversation vanished after I switched to an incoming call and I never got a chance to read my conversation prior to it. It doesn't pick up conversation very well after about a foot-and-a-half. This app does not switch to other languages
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Guy Humeniuk
    Was much better when the tap to translate button, didn't have to be manually hidden and stayed within the app. Now I have to go and try and turn the tap to translate button on manually before I can translate then I have to turn it off manually. And doing that it doesn't come back on automatically it has to be manually turned on again period whose brilliant idea was that? It's a pain used to work very smoothly on previous editions. Now it's pure aggravation
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Jenna Glasz
    Mediocre translation app, completely ruined by the giant blank space below its single line of search bar. Since I often translate entire sentences or paragraphs, I find it infuriating to have to continually scroll through my text line by line, instead of being able to see it in its entirety on the aforementioned blank screen.
  • Jul 29, 2021

    By Need 420 Speed
    Bad. It's totally inaccurate with what is being written I took the lyrics from a Japanese song and stuck them in the browser and it was bad so I got the app thinking it would've been better but it was worse. And the annoying thing is that's the closest I have to the full song being in English. Please fix this and I will download the app again cos itd be so useful to have if it was actually good
  • 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.
  • img Community
    Many people love Google Translate for its translating abilities but few know that it has a text to speech option as well. This makes it perfect for those who are visually impaired to know what a page says whether it’s 100 words or 400 words.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Moving to a foreign country is full of surprises and adventures, but more than likely, you're going to need to translate a conversation. Google Translate is the best translation app out there. Whether you want to translate live chats or pictures (which is perfect for menus): this app does it all.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Google has been proven to be a great option for many things. When you are in Bangladesh, it can help you translate anything from the word 'hello' to the number 100. It will make your trip much easier and more pleasant. I have used it lots of times when I have a client who may not speak English so I understand what they are saying. It's a handy app.
    img by Din
    11 months ago
  • img Expert
    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

  • Cool google translator app Dec 4, 2020

    By NickPark2018
    Plz add more languages all the time new languages even the languages rarely spoken in case someone wants to learn that language possibly and also add a updated brand new redesign of google translate so it will be better and cooler looking and the option to translate the letters translation language into pink text for girls or blue text for boys Keep up the excellent work please also add Bosnian Cyrillic pretty please and also add Armenian Cyrillic lots of Armenians use Cyrillic in Armenian language when typing and also if possible please add the option to type in Cyrillic for Finlandian Cyrillic language because Russia took over control of a part of Finland and Now Like 11 percent of Finland belongs to Russia so it makes sense to have Finlandian Cyrillic and please pretty please add the option to type in Blue color for boys on google translate and pink color for girls on google translate and not the pink color that is not attractive on google translate but the one that is pleasant and looks nice on the app when typing and same thing for blue color oh and one more thing please add the languages Irish for voice translation and transcribe fearure and Scots Gaelic for voice translation and transcribe feature and also please pick the 100 next coolest languages to learn that are different and add them to google translate
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Diya Mehrin
    This app is so cool, you can write or type more than 108 languages. I use it to study the most. And my mom, my dad, my brother all of them uses this app. I think this is the best app that google has ever made. And there is a teeny bitty problem sometimes when you use handwriting if the network is slow it might take some while to translate. If you guys can make it offline it would be much easier. I use english and arabic themost in this app and i think its awesome that we have this kind of app.
  • 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.
  • 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!).
  • 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.
  • Jul 13, 2021

    By seriesmemoir
    Simple. Easy to use. Can use offline. Can scan and import images. Handwriting and transcribe feature. Can access all features without spending money. Great app in total. Been using this for more than a year already, and I'm very much satisfied. Thanks! 👍
  • Your best companion while traveling! Feb 21, 2019

    By PlatinumMedallion
    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.
  • Super Helpful! Aug 16, 2018

    By is maggie okay
    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! ♥️🤠
  • Jul 29, 2021

    By Suji GC
    So disturbing today I installed it and the first time I got this app it was cool and now it keeps stopping it says "Google Translate keeps stopping"! If I could rate this app 0 and I can insist this! But keep it up Google Translate...(july 29 rating) best app ever!now I used the link you have given it is cool but now I am going to install it 😊
  • Awesome, and some recommendation (for now). Mar 17, 2020

    By Zzalp
    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.
  • 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.
  • Worked well, sadly owned by Google Nov 6, 2020

    By thehandofchurchill
    I 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.
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Branden Wolner
    I love the tap to translate feature and it worked perfectly on my S8 but on my S20 there is an additional notification in the notification bar and the pop-up floating icon does not go away after use, I have to turn it off via the notification. If you could make the functionality like on the S8 it would be 5 stars.
  • Really good for offline translation Aug 12, 2020

    By randomkid418
    Google 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.
  • Extremely handy, but not perfect... Aug 6, 2020

    By oliver_chan
    This is useful when someone speaks to me in a foreign language when I’m abroad, and I always use it to translate text in things. But there are some problems. One is that the US English voice sounds a little robotic,so can you make it sound more natural? Another one is that you can’t save long phrases. Some are very important, but still can’t be saved, therefore I have to save it elsewhere, which isn’t very convenient. An older version allowed you to save long phrases! Why not anymore? Lastly, some languages can’t be spoken in the app. Some of them I really need can’t be read aloud, so I won’t be able to use the conversation function for those languages’ countries. If you fix all these bugs, I will give 5 stars.
  • Nearly perfect but lacks small features I'd like to see added Oct 17, 2017

    By Aberys
    When I click on the text box to type, I'd like to see a "Paste" and "Paste and translate" box dialogue pop up without having to click the typing area a second time. Additionally, it would be nice to have a "Translate text from clipboard" option for Force Touch when on the home screen. Currently the only Force Touch capability is "Share Translate". Finally, and this is not for every user as it's a bit more technical, I would like to see a URL scheme so that external apps such as Workflow can quickly open Translate and use its functionality quickly. This is especially useful if one is consistently translating between three languages and needs to switch the language often.
  • Uh ok.. Jan 4, 2020

    By BrookieCookieGirl
    Ok so, I have had Google Translate for many years. I loved it. A few months ago, I Tried learning Russian. I just thought it would be an interesting language to learn. Everything was awesome. I was writing it down, and barely memorizing it.. 😂 I loved (trying) to learn Russian until the very day we wrote this review. I was going to translate Hi, even though I had already memorized it. If you don’t know, Hi in Russian is Привет. It sort of sounds like ‘preeviat’ 😂, but when I translated it again, it had something different. It gave me this translation, “Здравствуй.” I am not saying it’s a bad app, I mean, it is only one language that I have noticed, but if you see this, can you please answer why it changed? Thank you so much! Bye y’all!
  • Request Jun 12, 2019

    By Mohamad zangana
    بۆ/ وەرگێرانى گۆگل To /Google Translate Greeting of peace and prosperity to you all, we would like to extend our sincere greetings for the “Google Translate Community”. We would like to request our language to be in your site and app., as you see Kurdish-Sorani does not exist in the list of Google Translate, the language is spoken in Northern Iraq (Kurdistan Region) officially, and at the same time the language is spoken in Iran. More than 45 million Kurds need the language in the world, and it is spoken and official in northern Iraq /Kurdistan Region, government uses the language in all the departments of governmental offices , the language is used in schools, directorates, and all other official places in Kurdistan Region, so please accept our request, it is very important to students and people, even for government and merchants, teachers, students, and so on. We need Kurdish Sorani on Google translate so that we will not have problem of inaccurate translation from other languages. Thank you, best regards. "سوپاس بۆ وەرگێرنى گۆگل" "Thanks to Google Translate"
  • Not like the normal Google translate Jan 15, 2019

    By Code988
    So one function that I use very often on Google Translate is that middle button that switches the two languages. On the Google Translate app it doesn't copy the text over and translate it back to the original language. Instead, it leaves the original writing that I put in and tries to translate my original writing back into the language it already is in. If I wanted to use the online translator function, I would have to copy it and then paste it into the translate side and that is really tedious on mobile. Please fix.
  • Mostly a good product Nov 17, 2020

    By Worldcit
    Overall solid translation capability, although better at whole sentences than individual words. Context matters. :) Being able to use the camera for immediate and full page translation is helpful, but there’s some sort of restriction such that if the phone camera is oriented to point down (eg if you’re seated with a book on your lap or sitting in a table in front of you), the app won’t acknowledge the text. The phone camera has to be oriented upright (such as for using it against a poster in a wall or towards a computer screen).
  • 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.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By John McLaren
    There is no option to choose a picture from the gallery analyze text and translate! Lame! ....... Update: Interesting fact! It does give you options to acces gallery and choose a photo to translate but, if you are in China, for that option you need to use VPN! Once you turn off the VPN, the option disappears! I wonder why is it like that since Google translate works without VPN in China. Why that option requires VPN ?! I don't get it. It's not logical to me.
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Giraffx Design
    This is a very "useful" tool, but OMG does it have glitches. First, if you open the mobile app and do a translation on your phone and also do it with the full translator web page in a laptop browser, the accuracy of the full page translation is much better than in the app. If I don't carefully proofread the app translations before sending them, OMG! They're often not at all accurate. And second, it has a very annoying bug. The setting "tap to translate" turns itself off randomly. That's a hassle
  • 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.
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Piotr Ryjak
    Questionable design choices. 1)40% of space is keyboard.Both input line and translation takes 8.8%. The rest -history -often unused -is 42.4%! Editing long text is a chore,since only 2 lines are visible. 2) no favorite language list.Most of a time I need a quick access to 4 languages.Not all of them.When I'd need anything else,I could expand the list or other solution could be implemented. 3) lack of context detection.Often it's impossible,so why not suggest it? Like for GER official/unofficial
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Saeed Namazi
    Recently, a small and minor problem that has occurred in the program is that it can be used to translate a photo more than once, and if we enter the program for the second time and select a photo and want it to be translated, the program will not show any reaction. Thanks for resolving this issue
  • Works decently well, but has some problems Aug 23, 2019

    By Audio-enslaved
    Google Translate certainly works quite a bit better than some random online translation service, but there are quite a few things that could be improved. Pros: - 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. Cons: - 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.
  • Useful, but be cautious Jul 24, 2019

    By Joberkitten
    I use google translate all the time and find it useful to define word and phrases. However, when I try using the translations to converse with native speakers, they often do not understand what I am saying because the translation is off or completely out of context. For example “I need some bags” translated into Spanish came out as “I need some pants” when translated back to English the way any normal person would speak. I had this same problem using google duo to learn languages, as the AI translations seem too rigid to mimic how language is used in conversation. The one feature though that is SUPER COOL is how you can take pictures of writing in any language and it will translate the written words for you! This is awesome! So, this app definitely has some redeeming qualities, in my opinion
  • Great for Sep 18, 2019

    By OutlierBabe
    A wonderful product. And yet, it is impossible that the googs are unaware of the sexism issues they designed into it, and more than dismaying that these have not been corrected. I think all female users of Spanish and Italian translations to/from English should consider a class action lawsuit related to the constant slaps in the face we endure from this app's male-gendrist design: 1) Google assumes and defaults to male subjects: Frequent occasions where the app provides a translation with the pronoun(s) "he, him, his" when "she, her, hers" would be equally valid. There is no reason any longer to use male as the default translation gender. Both sentence versions should be offered by the app, with the female version shown first at least half the time. 2) Google chooses different translations by gender; e.g. the app makes different verb choices depending upon whether the subject of the input sentence is male or female. Example: "She's busy." È impegnata. "He's busy." È occupato. I am beyond irritated. I'm angry at rich powerful google for making half of us put up with what the other half doesn't. Fixing these isn't rocket science.
  • Want the female voice back for KOREAN Oct 29, 2017

    By Why commericals
    I have been using the google translate app for over a year and it’s default for English to Korean or Korean to English was always a female voice. About 2 weeks ago, this changed over night without noticed. Now, the Korean voice is default to a male voice. Why did you take away the female voice? I am learning Korean and a female. I would be willing to pay for the app if there is an option for female voices. And if you are trying to improve the app, users should be able to have an option to choose the voice gender. Google taking away the female voice just doesn’t make sense to me because you already have that function to begin with.
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Antonio Quarta
    Only one text line is shown while typing. It makes editing very difficult. Also no carriage return available. In "tap to translate" the copied text cannot be edited and the drop down menu with "copy" and "open in main app" options disappears as soon as "new translation" is chosen. There is no way to hide the floating icon definitely. It's absolutely annoying. Give this project to some serious developers. Seriously.
  • Awful but can be useful Aug 8, 2018

    By n64king
    The main issue with this is if you’re trying to translate certain languages such as Japanese or Chinese, it’s unable to show me what it’s saying because one character can be a big word, but it’ll display that word huge and block out other words. If any words are in a font that aren’t just straight lines then it has a lot of difficulty reading things. Also a strange thing I find is that no matter what language, if it can’t see the words, it’ll put out random words, most commonly it says “mosquito” or “death” which is a bit creepy and odd. It will also pick up other edges of the scenery and translate those non-word images into “mosquito” or “death” or something else not related. I get that we don’t live in 2058 yet but these issues with the app aren’t new. But what else do we have that even works remotely as good? Maybe someday it’ll be better.
  • Current version default. - don’t like the change Feb 25, 2018

    By Yowhuzup
    I use google translate more than any app and I have loved it for years. The translation keeps getting better and more accurate. I give the latest revision a 2 because of a change that adds a step to translating during a conversation. The default used to be simply reversed when I selected the “translate to” language as “translate from” (ie when I was using “translate English to spanish” and selected “translate Spanish” and “to English” would automatically appear). Now I have to select both to and from each time- adding an additional step to each sentence. I don’t know why this change was made- if I needed an entirely different language I’d need to select it- it would never be “English to English” or “Spanish to Spanish”. Maybe this is an oversight but please fix it. Thanks very much and thanks for your app.
  • So cumbersome Apr 15, 2021

    By el guapismo 2030
    This version of the app is very unintuitive. It still works, sort of, but when you’re in a pinch you’re spending more time trying to figure out how to use the app than translating. In previous versions you could quickly translate and reverse translate everything. In this version you really have to have your languages set before you start typing anything or else it takes a number of steps to navigate to the language you want. Often, I’ll type a word in Spanish but the app thinks I’m typing a word in English and it tells me that the Spanish word for the word I’ve just typed is the same word. It’s true, but I can’t quickly “flip” between the languages and instead have to indicate Spanish then retype the word. Time consuming without practice.
  • Severe problems to automatically detect languages. Jul 12, 2018

    By NicolasTestingIQ7
    The current version of translate appears to have a problem of detecting the correct language. This hasn’t been a problem in the past. This happens In conversation/dual language mode were no choice/preference for one of the two languages pairs is set. Here, the app would quite frequently “translate” English sentences into English rather then translating them into German or Spanish. This is a very avoidable flaw. For example the spoken sentence “Hello how are you doing?” Is just repeated as “Hello how are you doing?” rather than translated to “Hallo, wie geht es Ihnen?”. A simple comparison of the input sentence and the translation should illustrate this problem to an evaluation / quality control algorithm to assess this problem on your server. No artificial intelligence needed. Please fix this!
  • Not where I am in China Jun 25, 2019

    By Meerkat24
    I only gave it some stars because it gave me the confidence to leave the hotel and wander around. However, the five different people I used it with just shook their heads and smiled. I had to find other ways to communicate because they had no idea what the translation meant. (I know they wanted to be polite so I wouldn’t lose face, but we still all had a good laugh at my sign language attempts.) Maybe it’s a different dialect in Wuhan, or maybe I first need to think in Chinese syntax and then speak my English. But I need to find another app for the rest of my trip. (Here is where I may give the benefit of the doubt: Google is blocked by the government here, so maybe the people don’t want to admit having even looked at it.)
  • Translates text fine, but voice translation is 0% effective Jan 12, 2019

    By saleen8927
    If you want to type text in, this works pretty well (although I only tried a few simple test words). The handwriting feature also seems to work well, although I’m not sure why you wouldn’t just type instead. However, the voice and conversation features haven’t worked for even a single word yet. That was the only reason I downloaded the app. I used it with different tv shows, and maybe it’s because it’s not actual live speech, but I would think it should be able to pick up at least some of the words. I tried many shows and a few different languages, and it didn’t grab even a word correctly.
  • Used to work better Jan 29, 2020

    By Blind_sinoji
    Having problems with certain functions with this app especially after updating IOS to 12 when it became available. Clear Text doesn't work most of the time for me, I am using Voice Over because I'm blind, and 'm noticing that the translations, especially in Japanese are not even close to being natural sounding. Luckily I know enough Japanese to tell the difference but it's pretty embarrassing when you copy the translation when chatting with a native Japanese speaker and they ask why you said a certain sentence like that. Overall, it's a great tool but I have found myself using MS Translator way more these days.
  • Free version is frustrating Mar 9, 2019

    By h2oClay
    I’ve had this app for a number of years. The older version I had was much more free user friendly. This version constantly asks me to rate or upgrade to the paid version while trying to translate. If you are trying to have an active conversation with a foreign person, constantly having to click off of the “upgrade” tab is obnoxious. Not to mention it also deletes my talk to text after every voice translation when the “upgrade” option pops up. This app, although it has many pop ups, is still better than iTranslate free version in my opinion though...p
  • They killed OCR functionality Dec 19, 2018

    By Right Proper Alias
    This app used to allow same-language input and output. For example, you could choose Korean as input and Korean as output, which would instantly deliver a copy of anything scanned in the original language that you could paste somewhere else (flash card, email etc). This meant you could use the program as an optical character reader, even for languages very difficult for non natives/language learners to transcribe like Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc, now you are forced to choose two separate languages. If they do not restore OCR function to this program, I hope they at least make another OCR dedicate OCR app.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Grégoire Gaillet
    This application is absolutely useless. For some languages (as Icelandic) it is the only option to try to understand some words. But Google Translate seems to find very funny or intelligent, I don't know, to try to guess other languages like Croatian, Gaelic, Swedish or even Spanish! When I say that it is Icelandic AND when the word exists in this language, why does the not not believe me??? Sometimes innovations are not worth it at all. I am very disappointed.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Cruising the Thaiway
    It will not allow me to speak properly. It stops with the slightest pause. I need to be able to make long pauses for proper pronunciation and thought process. Also half the time it makes mistakes. Very frustrating to use. It also changes words after making the correct word. It fails to listen, I speak very clear English in a quiet room and it still makes mistakes 90% of the time. Same problem on other phone too. Note to Google LLC, it's your responsibility to report this chronic problem, so go f
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Sweetczz
    It didn't pick up much conversation, and what it picked up was not very accurate. It defintely can't understand other languages. Also, conversation vanished after I switched to an incoming call and I never got a chance to read my conversation prior to it. It doesn't pick up conversation very well after about a foot-and-a-half. This app does not switch to other languages
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Guy Humeniuk
    Was much better when the tap to translate button, didn't have to be manually hidden and stayed within the app. Now I have to go and try and turn the tap to translate button on manually before I can translate then I have to turn it off manually. And doing that it doesn't come back on automatically it has to be manually turned on again period whose brilliant idea was that? It's a pain used to work very smoothly on previous editions. Now it's pure aggravation
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Jenna Glasz
    Mediocre translation app, completely ruined by the giant blank space below its single line of search bar. Since I often translate entire sentences or paragraphs, I find it infuriating to have to continually scroll through my text line by line, instead of being able to see it in its entirety on the aforementioned blank screen.
  • Jul 29, 2021

    By Need 420 Speed
    Bad. It's totally inaccurate with what is being written I took the lyrics from a Japanese song and stuck them in the browser and it was bad so I got the app thinking it would've been better but it was worse. And the annoying thing is that's the closest I have to the full song being in English. Please fix this and I will download the app again cos itd be so useful to have if it was actually good
  • 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.
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By Ryan Ray
    Editing a text to (re)translate is a harrowing ordeal especially with long sentences, multiple paragraphs since it only shows one and a half text line. How difficult is it to implement a larger text editor preview window? Yandex and Papago could do it so why's the google designer team so inept? This hostile app is a stark contrast compared to opening Google translate from a web browser on our phone.

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