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• Text translation: Translate between 108 languages by typing • Offline: Translate with no internet connection (59 languages) • Instant camera translation: Translate text in images instantly by just pointing your camera (94 languages) • Photos: Take or import photos for higher quality translations (90 languages) • Conversations: Translate bilingual conversations on the fly (71 languages) • Handwriting: Draw text characters instead of typing (96 languages) • Phrasebook: Star and save translated words and phrases for future reference (all languages) Permissions Notice • Microphone for speech translation • Camera for translating text via the camera • Photos for importing photos from your library Translations between the following languages are supported: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar (Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Odia (Oriya), Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu
Al diablo esto
by W0lf!e_M00n on 2021/03/02 17:07
Esta aplicación apesta. La mitad de las traducciones son extremadamente inexactas.
It’s been a burning question....
by No nick nick on 2021/03/01 12:45
Why doesn’t this app support translating screenshots?
So annoying
by dfhhnjjjhhj on 2021/02/28 06:26
This app is absolutely terrible at trying to translate text through the camera option
Me
by Aniri123 on 2021/02/27 06:19
It’s became slow and sometime malfunctioning
Newest update is terrible
by nickaltur on 2021/02/25 21:15
The newest update is terrible. I cannot figure out how to translate something. I translated a word successfully but then tried to switch languages and its not working. The entire team should be fired. (Jk)
What happened to WhatsApp
by D4505 on 2021/02/25 17:40
After the new update you can’t send a translated message to anyone on WhatsApp, anywhere else but WhatsApp why?
Great
by qeoroucj on 2021/02/24 12:52
It’s really good but sometimes glitches
Bad! Bad!! Bad!!!
by SCBANGBANG on 2021/02/24 00:26
They wrote water in Chinese incorrectly!(it’s a joke so please don’t get mad at me)
happy
by Sorena Shajari on 2021/02/23 18:46
Tanks
Die Übersetzung ins Französische
by Jona_sert0 on 2021/02/23 06:47
Ist die Übersetzung vom Deutschen Sprache ins Französische Schlecht! Beispielsweise, bedeutet „kann“ laut Google Translator auf Französisch „ Pouvez „ ! Ist es so falsch
DONT DONWLOWA THIS APP
by &67h*5 on 2021/02/23 03:29
I HATE THIS ITS GRADBEGER
Need to update more languages speech
by Jumpie on 2021/02/22 22:53
It would be nice if you updated the speech in a lot more of the languages. Having a robotic sound for them isn’t a great experience.
Focus speed is too slow
by Auspicious A on 2021/02/22 12:40
Focus speed is too slow
Import button
by jazzybeat on 2021/02/22 07:56
Please google a dedicated import button so I don’t have to tap tap tap tap This option is hidden right now inside the camera button and it would be more useful if it was available on the same place where you have the other 3 main action buttons.
The Chinese portion needs work
by Tiredoftryingtochooseaname! on 2021/02/21 17:04
Handwriting seems to be its weak point - it translated “telephone” as “bell corner.”
So slow
by Maui MM on 2021/02/21 02:38
Spanish to English should be easy. But google changes so many words that I have rephrase what I am saying just to get the meaning across. it’s that or go word by word. Even though I downloaded Spanish if there’s no internet connection, translations do not work.
Shame
by Scrat12 on 2021/02/20 16:08
As a translation app is meh... wouldn’t be wrong to delete this app based on Googles political views?? of course!!! however it is exactly what the Google leadership is doing with those who either compete or disagree with their political views.. Shame
Amazing
by BiggerD1978 on 2021/02/20 11:10
I have been really impressed with the reliability of this app versus the Apple translate app!
Another language
by masommmmm on 2021/02/20 08:46
Why isn’t there farsi language???
Google translate da best😎
by Mainst123 on 2021/02/18 23:31
Ayo I’ve been using this app so many times and I swear to god it’s literally the best
ああああああ
by mabewa on 2021/02/18 12:49
すぐ翻訳できるのでとてもいいと思いますが、たまにめんどくさかったのかなんなのか知らないけど日本語をただローマ字にしているだけの時があるので4にした。
Cool
by MarylandDenise on 2021/02/17 03:12
I like it. Just, I wish you could save longer phrases. Yeah, I guess not many people would make super long phrases but still, it’s kind of annoying that you can’t save longer phrases.
Can’t transliterate like the Android app
by clhefton on 2021/02/15 06:32
Typing transliterated characters in a language with a different alphabet gets you nowhere, and previews of a translation from English in those languages doesn’t preview the transliteration like the Android app does. Makes it very difficult and time consuming for non-Latin languages.
Lousy app, Can’t trust for even simple translation
by shrc0028 on 2021/02/14 18:38
Just tried a simple translation from English to my native language and it was totally wrong. Never thought Google being a market leader in so many areas would make such a useless app. Sent my feedback separately also.
This app is so good that it helps me translate lot of stuff
by Benchen1224 on 2021/02/14 18:02
This was awesome
ترجمة
by mjhghu on 2021/02/13 13:55
جدًا حلو البرنامج ساعدني مرههههه احلى ٥ نجوم❤️
I hate this.
by gramjjj on 2021/02/12 21:46
when I first downloaded this app I thought it would be a fun way to communicate with the other languages every time I tried to move the app it just took me in it it wouldn’t let me delete it well it still won’t and I just hate how it stays on my screen and I can’t get rid of it.
Whoa!
by Sportysister on 2021/02/11 21:38
Not gonna lie, this absolutely blew my mind! I only downloaded because I needed to translate directions from a food package. Holy cow! Get This App!
DO NOT DOWNLOAD
by sub aharrylife on youtube on 2021/02/10 23:50
This app, as with on the computer, holds up its reputation in not working well. I tried the voice translator and it got only one or two of the ten something words I said. I would strongly recommend not using this app. Instead, use an app called iTranslate.
worse than on indroid
by mashenkakkk on 2021/02/09 19:22
please, make on iPhone the definition part to be translating same as it is easily done with clicking on Samsung
It won’t even let me translate images
by Prime-TymeXXL on 2021/02/09 14:38
So I like this app and until, there was a thing where you can’t even translate an image. I saw an Hindi comment on YouTube and i want to translate what it says but it does not let me do it. I think it’s broken
Cool
by jonothan sumel kent on 2021/02/09 10:02
Awesome
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by Ashton DT on 2021/02/09 00:53
The app might be good once you pay but if you dont want an app where you have to pay and cant get pass the subscribe page dont install
why
by seriously? seriously??? on 2021/02/08 22:16
why is it so bad and translating simple sentences.
The new update
by love ovilex on 2021/02/07 09:30
It’s the worst update ever. I prefer the old update it was easier and more comfortable, I can’t use the camera or find more Meaning to any words,I hope you to back the old version
Can anyone tell me where I can find the button to import a picture from the phone?
by IMPORT PHOTO BACK on 2021/02/07 02:28
Can anyone tell me where I can find the button to import a picture from the phone instead of taking a picture by camera? The update disabled this function is very inconvenient. When the app bring back the function, I’ll change my rate back into 5 star.
Works well
by Mikezila on 2021/02/06 22:17
No complaints!
حلو
by عمر زياد مسفر الزهراني on 2021/02/05 21:09
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How good this app is
by srebrna_gwiazda on 2021/02/04 23:23
I love this app because it helps you a lot I am 10 years old and learning Polish it is really hard and my mom to help me a lot it was hard but when I started using this app it change the world for me I love it so much and you should to.
Really good
by Glenn Strycker on 2021/02/03 03:05
Love this app
TERRIBLE
by creampouff cc;; on 2021/02/03 00:27
Before the update this was awesome. There was a button you could press to copy the translation. Now its practically impossible. Horrible. Harder to navigate/ not user friendly. Would give it 0 stars if I could.
What happened to the camera option?
by steve32516 on 2021/02/02 19:21
Since the last update, i cant find where to use the camera to translate. That was the best feature. I will change my review back to 5 if it gets re added
Camera
by Drexguy1019 on 2021/02/02 16:00
The camera update is terrible it used to work just fine now it just turns the word white and I can’t read it it’s it unusable fix this now.
Watch App
by sabujsai on 2021/02/02 07:22
This is the best translation app but it should have a watch app. Eagerly waiting for watch app.
Made it skinny
by Bdh25 on 2021/02/01 22:18
Google took away so many languages and kept the most used. How is Latin not on there?
Missing gender for romance languages
by Jibbers Crabst on 2021/02/01 16:53
If I type just one noun to translate it into French, it should tell me the genre (un/le or une/la). This is information that pretty much any Romance language learner will need when using Google Translate, but I have to go out of my way to specifically translate “a car” for it to tell me the gender is “une voiture.” It would be really nice if Google Translate did this.
Camera feature is bad
by Cure sapphire on 2021/02/01 16:17
It doesn’t matter if I hold it up to the text or scan after taking a pic, a lot of the time it doesn’t register. Fix this. It’s the only reason I can’t stand using this app
Add sort by language in the saved section
by ✌︎· on 2021/02/01 02:07
Please can you add it? It'd a huge help 🥺
Needs work
by bee6779 on 2021/01/29 22:02
I don’t need a pop telling me where the text was translated from I already know. I’m not sure how to get rid of it. Also I could use some more work and Haitian Creole it doesn’t translate sentences well. We should be able to tell you if the word is translated wrong.
Privacy labels show the real Google
by Hobss on 2021/01/29 11:11
Google has finally exposed that they are using too much information from the user to mix it up with what they already know from you from other apps. Google is now uncovered for everyone to see. They really don’t need to gather all that to provide a translate service.
Data privacy
by Play On 04 on 2021/01/28 15:35
Look at how much data you track from us! Stop profiting off our data! Everyone should delete this app and use Apple’s built in translate app until Google stops profiting from tracking us!
Pretty much perfect
by Jason-hou1 on 2021/01/27 18:34
This is a very specific request but I use this to translate Chinese to English and for some reason there was feature added where sometimes a paste button blocks the pinyin (how to say the character). This is very annoying because I have to go into it, press the arrow, then come back out for it to disappear. Please remove this or add a paste button somewhere else, otherwise it's perfect.
Confusing and not user friendly
by cnafrica on 2021/01/27 13:14
The update for translate is confusing and not user friendly. Why the changes? Please go back.
Kurdish central
by sarah jms on 2021/01/26 00:54
Hello i just wabt to thanke you for making evry language easy to andrstand i hoped there is an academic translation for kurdish language sorani it wil be so great im using alla google extensions tanke you
Great for Spanish class!
by bagaboiebailey on 2021/01/25 22:57
While I make sure to only use it for basic words rather than the unreliable conjunctions given by anything else, I use this app way more than my teacher would like me to (especially because of her moderation of open tabs on our school computers). Works for most of what it is meant to work for! Although, one thing that would help is if the "frequency" meter given for definitions on the desktop edition was brought over to mobile sometime soon.
Less Useful
by fjordfarer on 2021/01/24 03:59
The latest version is too scaled down and is far less useful than previous versions. I think the camera feature was useful and should be added back in.
Would be near-perfect if...
by Koneko(Ushiwaka-chan) on 2021/01/24 01:02
This app would be near-perfect if there was some way to manually tell it which direction the text was written in. When I translate use the scanner/photo import to translate Japanese it frequently reads up-down text as left-right/right-left. I’m not even sure which direction exactly because it just spits out gibberish. If I could manually tell it to read things as up-down then this app would be amazing.
Not great
by zykxkyzydhzg on 2021/01/23 20:01
Some of the functions work but the instant one is awful took me 5 minutes to try and figure it out just to realize it wasn’t a user issue not impressed
Glitchy
by hannawilson56 on 2021/01/22 01:17
App works great at first then seems to get tired
This camera translate does not work
by Fan of KreekCraft on 2021/01/21 22:57
When I was trying to translate a Chinese article it only translated some of it not all the letters
LIES
by hucdjbjsbhusd on 2021/01/21 22:43
If this also sounds like my last one I’d like to say that some of the front page titles that are all five stars are in lies the one that says it’s good for Spanish reading is a huge lie if this message sounds like the last message I sent the word that I was trying to translate what is Spanish and I just would not go through
Uh..
by lovetheapp0015 on 2021/01/21 16:43
I just got this and was trying to translate some Spanish work I was doing.. I was holding it at many different angles for at least two minutes each and all it did was blur the words or give me a bunch of random letters.. I don’t recommend this translator but I’ll probably keep trying with it
Rare language
by Sam0932993684026 on 2021/01/21 01:31
Can you add the standard galactic alphabet for a language
Instant Translate
by Gunnar55 on 2021/01/20 01:06
This would be a great app if the instant translate feature would work. Every time I point the camera at whatever I want to translate, it shows nothing. Very frustrating.
Nice app, but look at the data linked to you!!!
by h2plushalfo2 on 2021/01/17 19:52
Moving to Microsoft translate since they don’t link data to you! Period!
Life Saver
by Wolfpup721 on 2021/01/17 18:55
My Wish account was hacked and changed to Russian language. This app helped me read and delete my Wish account using the camera feature to see the text information. I highly recommend this app.
Where have all the languages go????
by Ukraina Ponad Use on 2021/01/17 03:03
Terrible app update from Google. Lots of languages were removed from the app and relocated to online only. App became useless. Please, restore Ukrainian language to offline use, otherwise, remain irrelevant for 30 million people
I don’t like the new update
by Ocean_man47 on 2021/01/17 02:09
I like to practice my pronunciations with this app. With the new update it makes it difficult because every time I try to talk in Spanish and have it talk back to me in English it talks back to me in Spanish even though I have it set to translate to English.I liked this app better before the new update.
Latest update was a fail, can’t use camera anymore
by shernersb on 2021/01/17 00:10
Since the last update I can no longer use the camera or images and have them translated. I receive fun gifts from a friend in Japan and would use the app to translate what the packages are so I know I am not going to eat what is bath salts or a face mask (the soup and bath salts have similar packaging)! Without the camera option the app is useless. I am uninstalling.
Asco de app
by jxtiz on 2021/01/15 17:00
Asco de App
5 star
by favvn on 2021/01/15 15:45
I love this app 😍😍😍 It fr translates pictures too
Used to but Doesn’t now
by EventPlanMan on 2021/01/14 23:33
The first time I use this Google translate app, I was really impressed with the results. I first downloaded this app in Spring 2020, I believe, and everything worked relatively smooth whenever I wanted to translate Mandarin to English. But more recently, I have had major trouble getting the translation to work for screenshots of Chinese websites. At this point, it consistently does not work for what I need to.
recommendation
by 729474728394&4$3 on 2021/01/13 18:04
please make it possible to talon photos from your phone and import them then translate as well as being able to use the camera
The new update is horrible
by franknhsjbi on 2021/01/13 14:55
..
App Update
by Biggest Beyonce Fan on 2021/01/13 14:42
needs an app update immediately
Doesn’t work at all
by fkfjcifigg on 2021/01/13 03:30
The sound doesn’t work at all, so if it’s in a language that doesn’t use the alphabet then it’s impossible to understand what you’re reading unless you know the language, even though I’m practicing Japanese, I have to see kanji that I don’t even know instead of hiragana or katana or even romaji making this app completely useless s d the feature you use to speak also doesn’t work
No more nazi in my life!
by Genseruk on 2021/01/13 02:52
Delete it if you’re all about freedom and Constitution!!!
I Realize Japanese is Tricky
by HerVoirness on 2021/01/13 02:44
But seriously your translation for Japanese hasn’t improved in the past four years. All I get is “I’m going to be in the middle of the day the middle of the day the middle of the day.” Maybe you could add to your stock of idioms, maybe just for the sake of world peace and understanding??? I’m giving you three stars for all the less tricky languages you are fabulous at.
Missing features
by Jessvicki on 2021/01/11 10:27
The camera option was somehow removed but not removed in the app store’s description
Bring Back Older Version
by Asianed on 2021/01/10 20:19
Can you switch back to the older version? Ever since this app got updated, it prevented me from installing any videos and music, this app is the best at doing this kind of thing, and since it’s gone, there isn’t any other good video download apps.
Necesitó que tenga doble velocidad de voz para iPhone como en los iPhone
by nehemias solisito peticion on 2021/01/10 09:04
Necesita que tenga doble velocidad de voz como en los android pero que también lo agreguen en los iPhone a
Limited languages
by lola5850 on 2021/01/09 02:31
Most of the languages that I was looking for aren’t even available on the app.
Best translation app ever!
by Featcanoe9011 on 2021/01/08 18:28
This app caters to my every need and has very much helped me learn mandarin, I’ve been studying for 7 years now and this app really plays a part in my learning. I’m sorry for those who can’t get the app to work, but for me, it’s wonderful.
No Cantonese Speech Out
by Jenniec888 on 2021/01/08 17:43
Please change Hong Hong speech out put to Cantonese instead of Mandarin. Thank you
Need help
by ShmokeyMaple on 2021/01/06 22:24
Every time I boot up the app there is no option to access the camera.
Data
by gliderflyer on 2021/01/06 15:54
No data disclosure??
Offline
by SuperGirl#1#❤️the bible on 2021/01/04 18:41
So... My device is “offline” and I AM LEGIT ONLINE! And the offline translation files don’t work either.
Used to work... what happened...
by x.o.ruby on 2021/01/04 17:15
Unless you type the words directly into this, you will not be able to translate anything. The audio translated used to be great, now it doesn’t pick up ANYTHING. NOT ONE WORD. No matter how clear the language is spoken. This app became useless.
Easily one of the most useful apps on my phone
by Christofer Williams on 2021/01/03 16:13
It’s not perfect. Its reliance on crowd sourcing leads to some questionable translations, especially in languages with fewer native speakers (I’m looking at you, Norwegian and Albanian). And its insistence on using the respectful second person can lead to some laughably formal translations in other languages (hi, French and German!). And while I’m excited that they’ve added basic definitions when you look up a single word, I’m really looking forward to the day when they also provide verb conjugation charts. But it’s the most comprehensive, easy to use translator out there. Most languages can be downloaded for offline use. And nothing else competes for the number of languages available.
Importante
by lagrasafit on 2021/01/03 15:15
La mejor aplicación para aprender y traducir el idioma que necesita. 100 útil
Hate this program
by 𝕆𝕝𝕖𝕟𝕜𝕒 on 2021/01/02 17:24
The program Russifies the Ukrainian people😡, why? I put 1
Big improvements needed
by Sean Patterson on 2021/01/02 16:43
Needs multi-lingual supports for conversations. Doesn’t handle lower volume voices as well as high volume voices No support for multiple speakers. Stops listening after a few seconds. This is especially annoying.
Inferior
by Dsr20025000 on 2021/01/01 00:28
Inferior in every single way to the browser version, waste of space.
Um, the Japanese Synth is acting strange
by Ikenjiko on 2020/12/31 15:13
It’s cutting off vowels from the beginning of words, for example, instead of saying “Omori” it would say “Mori”. Please fix this.
Google Translate
by ásfhjfcbmkkds on 2020/12/30 16:33
This app is so helpful, but the best thing is that it is very diverse. It has languages like Sinhala, which most translator apps don’t have.
Last update
by atomerlin on 2020/12/30 07:24
Never mind. I was mad at the wrong app. The Apple translator appeared after my last IOS update and I thought Google translate updated. I finally found my Google Translator again! It’s a great app! Thanks!
This App Changed My Life!!!
by Ms.Sweet'sTruth on 2020/12/29 23:07
Being a Kansas girl and falling in love with a man from El Salvador was really frightening for me at first because of the language barrier. I’d taken 3 years of Spanish in high school (YEARS Ago) so when I went to meet his family for the first time I felt like I’d never be able to belong. But, with this incredible translation app I FINALLY am becoming fluent in Salvadoran Spanish!!! I can not only speak for Spanish now, I’m also now able to listen and understand almost everything. And, do you want to know the best part?!?! If I don’t understand a word, phrase, or even a text message from the family I can just open my Spanish Translation App now and type it in, save it, and learn even more Spanish!!! Seriously, get this app NOW!!!! 😊
Amazing app
by BatmanDap on 2020/12/28 10:30
❦S͜͡o͜͡ t͜͡h͜͡i͜͡s͜͡ i͜͡s͜͡ t͜͡h͜͡e͜͡ f͜͡i͜͡r͜͡s͜͡t͜͡ a͜͡n͜͡d͜͡ o͜͡n͜͡l͜͡y͜͡ t͜͡r͜͡a͜͡n͜͡s͜͡l͜͡a͜͡t͜͡e͜͡ a͜͡p͜͡p͜͡ i͜͡ u͜͡s͜͡e͜͡ i͜͡ h͜͡a͜͡v͜͡e͜͡ n͜͡o͜͡ w͜͡o͜͡r͜͡d͜͡s͜͡ c͜͡a͜͡u͜͡s͜͡e͜͡ i͜͡t͜͡s͜͡ b͜͡e͜͡a͜͡u͜͡t͜͡i͜͡f͜͡u͜͡l͜͡❦
Don’t fix what ain’t broke
by SahibXXX on 2020/12/28 07:09
The new update made the app so much more complicated. It’s frustrating to switch back between languages, my old translated texts were deleted, and you can’t translate pictures anymore. What’s going on Google? Do you WANT people to uninstall this?
Need to continually update and add new features
by WJMBOLIN on 2019/09/16 02:10
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.
Cool google translator app
by NickPark2018 on 2020/12/04 09:07
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
Accessibility for Instructional Design
by kkennedy555 on 2018/10/24 23:23
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
by Kiba9001 on 2018/02/28 03:56
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!
by rsmith7 on 2019/10/31 14:22
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!
by Lacemaker 427 on 2020/09/29 21:38
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.
Indispensable app
by Mobjack11 on 2018/08/20 17:14
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.
Hard to Use, Inaccurate, Barely Works
by Lizzie Licious on 2018/12/28 07:06
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
by NYCJames on 2018/07/06 14:11
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.
Your best companion while traveling!
by PlatinumMedallion on 2019/02/21 19:10
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.
Good but not what is needed
by Scrabble Lover 44 on 2019/08/31 15:32
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.
Super Helpful!
by is maggie okay on 2018/08/16 21:35
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! ♥️🤠
Flawed text scanning and translations
by CAD Programmer on 2020/01/31 20:04
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.
I love this app
by Hosintoy on 2018/10/31 11:46
I do not know enough Spanish and English is my primary language. So, I have had this app since Spring 2015 to communicate with my non English speaking friends who speaks only Spanish . It is so useful to show text info to a friend or to email to them. The speaker can talk for you in person. The reverse feature can help you check accuracy in the communicated info before you send email. I think they are getting better. Great in a debate with Someone. Your non English speaking friends can not fake ignorance: don’t know English to you. I have not had to use the picture translate mode much. I phone can Cut, Paste and Send in text or email. I am sure picture translate it just as good for reading materials. I use other language too and almost every day.
Awesome, and some recommendation (for now).
by Zzalp on 2020/03/17 03:28
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.
Fantastic app
by Malinastarplayz on 2020/05/23 22:31
When I had this on my I pad I was so dumb because I didn’t know how to use it,* 2 years later * I was looking for a translator app on App Store and has to be free because I know my dad and mom can’t it for me so I looked and looked most of them wanted me to buy it and I can’t buy it so I looked and looked again and I found this app I download it and when Open the app it was free and you can use A lot of languages in the app, in most apps you could only use one language so that made me happy and the other stuff about it! I love the app! It’s the only app that I like to use for language! I hope other people like the app I saw some bad reviews I don’t know what’s their problem but yea I hope everyone likes it and yea! Thats all I wanted to say so yea, have a great day! :)
Extremely handy, but not perfect...
by oliver_chan on 2020/08/06 23:54
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.
Works decently well, but has some problems
by Audio-enslaved on 2019/08/23 10:21
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.
Are you kidding me???????!!!!!! Best deal ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great in every way!!!!!!!!!!!!
by sparkleeverything100050 on 2020/12/15 01:34
Usually apps with this much deluxe to them are really expensive and you need to save up for them (Blech) so great job on that!!!!!!!! Also, it's really compatible and accessible (And right now it feels like only you guys and apple are the accessible apps) and so easy, and cool!!!!!!!!!! I use it to learn how to write French and also how to talk to my parents in Afrikaans and German which are there home languages, and it is a MUST-HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now it seems ridiculous that they limit it to 5 stars!!!!! This is worth ********************************************* Thanks Google for making such amazing products, I'm a big fan (even though some of them I don't like as much as others) Continue, definitely!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Was reliable but now its crap
by GTNLisaJames on 2020/10/13 23:46
i used google translate for everything. I live in a nonEnglish speaking nation so it came in very handy. but since the latest update I've had innumerable issues with it. I can't copy and paste it just puts in "TEST" when I paste something. the keyboard is messed up with emojis instead of words in the predictive text lines. the keyboard is laggy and often replaces correctly spelled words with incorrectly spelled ones. the keyboard has a globe symbol at the bottom that opens first with a list of emotions instead of the keyboard. it doesn't auto capitalize the letter of a first word in a sentence. it doesn't input a period at the end of a sentence . many times it doesn't input the letter I type. if i capitalize something i have to hit the shift typea the letter and hit the shift again or it CAPITALIZES EVERYTHING. all the letters appear capitalized on the keyboard regardless if the shift is on or not. it does this in other internet based apps as well but it started with the google translate app.
Japanese to English is just laughable
by Kuma Reader on 2018/09/23 03:33
I use Google for translating German lieder and Italian operatic arias I am working on into English. Translations are fair to poor. But since I started living part time in Japan, I tried using it to translate Japanese Emails to English. I am moderately fluent in Japanese. The results were hilariously bad. For example katakana “kare” which can be translated as he, curry, boyfriend, etc. is always translated as curry, even though from the context it obviously means boyfriend. My name is Bill, this is katakana “biru” in Japanese but is translated as building in English, even when it is followed by “san” in which case it is obviously a name. Japanese sentences generally omit personal pronouns, which must be supplied in English translations. These are usually obvious from the context, but apparently not to Google’s algorithms, which almost always guess wrong. I can’t believe that ten years into the age of AI, Google translate could be so bad. It makes one wonder about other AI apps, such as self-driving cars.
Accurate Flooring And More!!
by DjLucky256 on 2019/01/10 06:46
As a business owner of a home remodeling and renovations company here in North Alabama, this app is priceless to me. I can print out invoices, estimates and contracts in English. Point my hand held mobile personal computer (Cell Phone) at the paper documents and it will translate the words right from the document into any of the available languages (languages have covered all of my needs so far) and make another printable copy of said documents in the languages needed for customers. Email the documents to the customers for them to review, they can digitally sign them and return the original with their signature and then I can make a copy of the signed document and send the customer their copy!! I Love Technology!!! Thank You Google!!!!
This App Changed My Life!!!
by Ms.Sweet'sTruth on 2020/12/29 23:07
Being a Kansas girl and falling in love with a man from El Salvador was really frightening for me at first because of the language barrier. I’d taken 3 years of Spanish in high school (YEARS Ago) so when I went to meet his family for the first time I felt like I’d never be able to belong. But, with this incredible translation app I FINALLY am becoming fluent in Salvadoran Spanish!!! I can not only speak for Spanish now, I’m also now able to listen and understand almost everything. And, do you want to know the best part?!?! If I don’t understand a word, phrase, or even a text message from the family I can just open my Spanish Translation App now and type it in, save it, and learn even more Spanish!!! Seriously, get this app NOW!!!! 😊
Good for practicing!!
by BobPaulMc on 2020/09/25 17:27
Over the last few years, I have let my Korean language skills deteriorate. I have started to review my reading, writing, and speaking of Korean using Francis Parks books ( Speaking Korean Books 1 and 2). I do not, however, have any audio tapes to go with these. This app has been a lifesaver. Not only can I hear the pronunciation by typing in the practice sentences, I can also test my own pronunciation by using the English to Korean translator. I know I am pronouncing Korean correctly when Google Translate prints the text in Hangul. Loving it! FYI, for those of you who wish to learn the Korean language, I STRONGLY recommend learning the Korean alphabet first - learn to pronounce each character as a starting point. It will save you a lot of grief later.
Worked well, sadly owned by Google
by thehandofchurchill on 2020/11/06 22:18
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.
Current version default. - don’t like the change
by Yowhuzup on 2018/02/25 14:34
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.
Just wanted to say thank you!!
by klc from w.va. on 2019/05/15 15:00
I’m so grateful to you for making this app available for me to use, because I have advanced Parkinson’s disease and one of the things that have been stolen from me with this disease is my ability to speak to my family members and my friends, ( and in case you don’t know much about this incurable disease.) I am going to try to make you aware of some of the things that I have come to call as things that this disease has stolen from me, and so, the reason why I’m so excited about this app is because I am now able to actually talk to my friends and family that I haven’t been able to talk with in over three to four years now! 🤭 Thanks again, Kathi S. Ohio
Really good for offline translation
by randomkid418 on 2020/08/12 23:21
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.
Nearly perfect but lacks small features I'd like to see added
by Aberys on 2017/10/17 01:20
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..
by BrookieCookieGirl on 2020/01/04 19:02
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!
Easily one of the most useful apps on my phone
by Christofer Williams on 2021/01/03 16:13
It’s not perfect. Its reliance on crowd sourcing leads to some questionable translations, especially in languages with fewer native speakers (I’m looking at you, Norwegian and Albanian). And its insistence on using the respectful second person can lead to some laughably formal translations in other languages (hi, French and German!). And while I’m excited that they’ve added basic definitions when you look up a single word, I’m really looking forward to the day when they also provide verb conjugation charts. But it’s the most comprehensive, easy to use translator out there. Most languages can be downloaded for offline use. And nothing else competes for the number of languages available.
Awful but can be useful
by n64king on 2018/08/08 00:54
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.
.To /Google Translate #kurdishsorani
by فرھاد on 2019/05/25 01:19
.To /Google Translate Greeting of peace and prosperity Above all, we would like to extend our sincere greetings for the “Google Translate Community” staff. we would like to request our language to be in your site, 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, Iranian Kurdistan, or Eastern Kurdistan, 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 parties of government , it uses in schools and directorates , 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 get rid of having struggles in accurate translation from other languages. Thank you, best regards.
I LOVE THIS ❤️
by wjehfhfjfbfjdhsveidg on 2019/12/03 21:44
My grandma lives in Romania and she is coming to visit in TWO days! But she doesn’t know English and I don’t know Romanian. This app is cool because I can say anything I want in English, and then I tap the sound icon and it says it for me! Goodbye long, confusing words, hello google saying it instead. The only thing I think the devs should fix is that when I put it in Conversation Mode to practice, I have to say the word in English instead of typing it, so sometimes my phone thinks I’m saying a different word then what I want to say. But besides that, I recommend this app and I love it! I just need to remember to bring my phone everywhere and keep it charged so I can talk to my grandma when she visits.
Useful, but be cautious
by Joberkitten on 2019/07/24 18:18
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
A must have when traveling
by RobOnMV on 2020/02/05 21:48
Recently back from Colombia, and having the translator made certain encounters almost life saving. I had an accident, and had to rely on the goodness of strangers for assistance in getting to the hospital. Unfortunately I was far from a hospital and it took many people to make it all happen. Luckily I had the translator and everyone was able to understand my situation, and I was able to get to the hospital and all ended up well. In case of a poor data or WiFi I only discovered later than I could have downloaded a language - that would have helped greatly on less intense situations. Next time for sure.
Small Mistakes here and there but a lifesaver
by Natsuyaki123 on 2017/12/10 07:28
Could not live without this app! occasionally some translations are wrong (depending on the language) but that’s as to be expected when there isn’t always an equivalent to it in the same language. i would REALLY love it if the developers would add Slovenian to the text to speech list! it would be SUCH a lifesaver! oftentimes pronunciation can be really tricky in slovene for native english speakers and it’s hard to find many resources that have audio files for the words. it would really mean a lot to me and many others who work hard to find resources to learn it from (which can be few)
Great App Especially In China
by koalaray on 2019/04/09 21:02
We just got back from six weeks in China where we used the app frequently. Sometimes for a simple translation- “do you have almond mile” to a very involved one in the phone store trying to get a Chinese sim card and set up a pay plan. We thought it was magic. We’d say “How much is it to switch the sim card” the app would then say this in Chinese. We’d give the phone to the clerk who would give the answer in Chinese and hand the phone back to us to hear her answer in English. We must have gone back and forth ten times or more. We got the card, set up a plan. Piece of cake.
Saved my Trip
by awfuladvertisement on 2019/06/14 05:23
OMG!!! When you are a lone person in Japan and not a very good Japanese vocabulary it’s tough to get around and understand the language. Man this app got me through a couple of conversations that saved my trip and got me back to the airport in time to get on my connecting flight on a very long layover. Is that awesome or what ? I love this app. I learned a few phrases and words that I didn’t know and was able to ask directions and get on the right bus and get back to the airport. But also was able to ask about a few movies I was searching for and a few action figures I was looking for. Awesome app.
Update suggestions
by dkdjdjdjffjd on 2019/07/04 07:38
The app is great and helps when I don’t understand a language but I have an idea what if you guys make it a keyboard for iOS that you turn on it the settings like you did food Gboard so when you want to translate something you don’t have to leave the app your on to use it idk about anyone else but I think that would be useful like even if you didn’t turn the hole app based around that just have a setting in the app to let you turn it like that on and off and make it with the allow full access thing that would be cool to see added thank you ~Brian
This App is like Science Fiction!
by SandMann1966 on 2018/06/27 17:31
We just got back from two weeks in Italy and even though the majority of the people we encountered spoke some English, this app came in handy several times. The app let me communicate with our Uber driver who spoke no English just by speaking in English and it repeated what I said in Italian without pressing any buttons and the driver spoke to me in Italian and it repeated in English with no stopping. The most amazing feature was being able to hold the camera up to a sign a sign and the app translated the it into English magically before my eyes just like something from a science fiction movie. This app is amazing!
i love you google translate
by Mjpuppylove1 on 2020/12/14 18:03
Dear google translate, you are single handedly the reason why I am passing French and I want you to know that you are amazing, incredible, wonderful, lovely. I just want to say that if I had the option I would give you more stars. I love you more than Harry Styles and that is definitely saying a lot. This app is amazing and now with the camera feature !!!! I am truly proud of this apps glowup and how much love you have shown to me and students worldwide who are taking french. Keep staying strong queen I hope you know that you are AND WILL BE appreciated 🥰🥰 i am currently giving you an air kiss bae.
You Cannot Go Wrong With Google!!
by RickeyKentucky on 2018/05/12 16:37
I have had this app for sometime and used it last summer in Germany. The only sales person had been on the phone for over 20 minutes. I typed in "watch in front case" and turned my phone so she could see it in big letters. She shook her head yes and finally got off the phone. I did buy the watch. Next week I am going to Greece. I need to use the translation app off line. Google says they can do it and I believe them. Have fun with different languages, but remember how big Google is and they will do their best to help!!
Severe problems to automatically detect languages.
by NicolasTestingIQ7 on 2018/07/12 13:01
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!
Great for
by OutlierBabe on 2019/09/18 05:25
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.
Disappointed
by Julius557 on 2018/11/21 02:35
I had high hopes for this but can see right away it will be useless for my needs. When trying to communicate with someone in real time, the last thing you need is favorites or history, yet that keeps popping up and taking 75% of the screen and you cannot easily get out of it. The most important thing is the swap function so once you translate something you swap it to make sure it translates back correctly so you don’t cause an argument or say something stupid but the swap here doesn’t work properly at all it just swaps language positions for the next person to type rather than swapping the translation itself for checking the accuracy of the translation in case you need to reword what you want to say. You got this right in your browser but not in your app. Disappointing.
KURDISTAN
by Mhamad Segvan on 2020/03/03 12:13
Dear Google team I hope this message finds you well. We are a group of linguists in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. We kindly request and ask for your help to add (Kurdish-Badini) to Google. There is ( Kurdish-Kurmanji ) currently. However, more than 2.5 millions Kurds speak and write ( Badini ) , which is has Arabic alphabet style. Your support of adding Kurdish-Badini dialect will help this large accent speakers to search and access Google more smoothly. Our group is ready to support this accent with words and dictionary once you add it to Google. We hope that you review our request. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Want the female voice back for KOREAN
by Why commericals on 2017/10/29 16:17
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.
Worthless
by HD the BD on 2018/12/30 04:48
This was my go to app for translating back and forth between English and Spanish and Italian. Now it’s almost useless. Most of the time now I keep getting an error message saying google translate was unable to establish a network connection to fulfill my request and to check my network connection. However, my internet connection is fine. It works both on my home WiFi and in my phone’s 4G connection. What’s weird is that it didn’t work while I was on my home WiFi, so I disconnected and used the app successfully on my 4G. Then after several successful translations I got the same message. Earlier I got the error message which went away after uninstalling and reinstalling the app. I’m just done now. Can’t wait to find a translate app that works.
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• Text translation: Translate between 108 languages by typing • Offline: Translate with no internet connection (59 languages) • Instant camera translation: Translate text in images instantly by just pointing your camera (94 languages) • Photos: Take or import photos for higher quality translations (90 languages) • Conversations: Translate bilingual conversations on the fly (71 languages) • Handwriting: Draw text characters instead of typing (96 languages) • Phrasebook: Star and save translated words and phrases for future reference (all languages) Permissions Notice • Microphone for speech translation • Camera for translating text via the camera • Photos for importing photos from your library Translations between the following languages are supported: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar (Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Odia (Oriya), Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu
Al diablo esto
by W0lf!e_M00n on 2021/03/02 17:07
Esta aplicación apesta. La mitad de las traducciones son extremadamente inexactas.
It’s been a burning question....
by No nick nick on 2021/03/01 12:45
Why doesn’t this app support translating screenshots?
So annoying
by dfhhnjjjhhj on 2021/02/28 06:26
This app is absolutely terrible at trying to translate text through the camera option
Me
by Aniri123 on 2021/02/27 06:19
It’s became slow and sometime malfunctioning
Newest update is terrible
by nickaltur on 2021/02/25 21:15
The newest update is terrible. I cannot figure out how to translate something. I translated a word successfully but then tried to switch languages and its not working. The entire team should be fired. (Jk)
What happened to WhatsApp
by D4505 on 2021/02/25 17:40
After the new update you can’t send a translated message to anyone on WhatsApp, anywhere else but WhatsApp why?
Great
by qeoroucj on 2021/02/24 12:52
It’s really good but sometimes glitches
Bad! Bad!! Bad!!!
by SCBANGBANG on 2021/02/24 00:26
They wrote water in Chinese incorrectly!(it’s a joke so please don’t get mad at me)
happy
by Sorena Shajari on 2021/02/23 18:46
Tanks
Die Übersetzung ins Französische
by Jona_sert0 on 2021/02/23 06:47
Ist die Übersetzung vom Deutschen Sprache ins Französische Schlecht! Beispielsweise, bedeutet „kann“ laut Google Translator auf Französisch „ Pouvez „ ! Ist es so falsch
DONT DONWLOWA THIS APP
by &67h*5 on 2021/02/23 03:29
I HATE THIS ITS GRADBEGER
Need to update more languages speech
by Jumpie on 2021/02/22 22:53
It would be nice if you updated the speech in a lot more of the languages. Having a robotic sound for them isn’t a great experience.
Focus speed is too slow
by Auspicious A on 2021/02/22 12:40
Focus speed is too slow
Import button
by jazzybeat on 2021/02/22 07:56
Please google a dedicated import button so I don’t have to tap tap tap tap This option is hidden right now inside the camera button and it would be more useful if it was available on the same place where you have the other 3 main action buttons.
The Chinese portion needs work
by Tiredoftryingtochooseaname! on 2021/02/21 17:04
Handwriting seems to be its weak point - it translated “telephone” as “bell corner.”
So slow
by Maui MM on 2021/02/21 02:38
Spanish to English should be easy. But google changes so many words that I have rephrase what I am saying just to get the meaning across. it’s that or go word by word. Even though I downloaded Spanish if there’s no internet connection, translations do not work.
Shame
by Scrat12 on 2021/02/20 16:08
As a translation app is meh... wouldn’t be wrong to delete this app based on Googles political views?? of course!!! however it is exactly what the Google leadership is doing with those who either compete or disagree with their political views.. Shame
Amazing
by BiggerD1978 on 2021/02/20 11:10
I have been really impressed with the reliability of this app versus the Apple translate app!
Another language
by masommmmm on 2021/02/20 08:46
Why isn’t there farsi language???
Google translate da best😎
by Mainst123 on 2021/02/18 23:31
Ayo I’ve been using this app so many times and I swear to god it’s literally the best
ああああああ
by mabewa on 2021/02/18 12:49
すぐ翻訳できるのでとてもいいと思いますが、たまにめんどくさかったのかなんなのか知らないけど日本語をただローマ字にしているだけの時があるので4にした。
Cool
by MarylandDenise on 2021/02/17 03:12
I like it. Just, I wish you could save longer phrases. Yeah, I guess not many people would make super long phrases but still, it’s kind of annoying that you can’t save longer phrases.
Can’t transliterate like the Android app
by clhefton on 2021/02/15 06:32
Typing transliterated characters in a language with a different alphabet gets you nowhere, and previews of a translation from English in those languages doesn’t preview the transliteration like the Android app does. Makes it very difficult and time consuming for non-Latin languages.
Lousy app, Can’t trust for even simple translation
by shrc0028 on 2021/02/14 18:38
Just tried a simple translation from English to my native language and it was totally wrong. Never thought Google being a market leader in so many areas would make such a useless app. Sent my feedback separately also.
This app is so good that it helps me translate lot of stuff
by Benchen1224 on 2021/02/14 18:02
This was awesome
ترجمة
by mjhghu on 2021/02/13 13:55
جدًا حلو البرنامج ساعدني مرههههه احلى ٥ نجوم❤️
I hate this.
by gramjjj on 2021/02/12 21:46
when I first downloaded this app I thought it would be a fun way to communicate with the other languages every time I tried to move the app it just took me in it it wouldn’t let me delete it well it still won’t and I just hate how it stays on my screen and I can’t get rid of it.
Whoa!
by Sportysister on 2021/02/11 21:38
Not gonna lie, this absolutely blew my mind! I only downloaded because I needed to translate directions from a food package. Holy cow! Get This App!
DO NOT DOWNLOAD
by sub aharrylife on youtube on 2021/02/10 23:50
This app, as with on the computer, holds up its reputation in not working well. I tried the voice translator and it got only one or two of the ten something words I said. I would strongly recommend not using this app. Instead, use an app called iTranslate.
worse than on indroid
by mashenkakkk on 2021/02/09 19:22
please, make on iPhone the definition part to be translating same as it is easily done with clicking on Samsung
It won’t even let me translate images
by Prime-TymeXXL on 2021/02/09 14:38
So I like this app and until, there was a thing where you can’t even translate an image. I saw an Hindi comment on YouTube and i want to translate what it says but it does not let me do it. I think it’s broken
Cool
by jonothan sumel kent on 2021/02/09 10:02
Awesome
H
by Ashton DT on 2021/02/09 00:53
The app might be good once you pay but if you dont want an app where you have to pay and cant get pass the subscribe page dont install
why
by seriously? seriously??? on 2021/02/08 22:16
why is it so bad and translating simple sentences.
The new update
by love ovilex on 2021/02/07 09:30
It’s the worst update ever. I prefer the old update it was easier and more comfortable, I can’t use the camera or find more Meaning to any words,I hope you to back the old version
Can anyone tell me where I can find the button to import a picture from the phone?
by IMPORT PHOTO BACK on 2021/02/07 02:28
Can anyone tell me where I can find the button to import a picture from the phone instead of taking a picture by camera? The update disabled this function is very inconvenient. When the app bring back the function, I’ll change my rate back into 5 star.
Works well
by Mikezila on 2021/02/06 22:17
No complaints!
حلو
by عمر زياد مسفر الزهراني on 2021/02/05 21:09
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How good this app is
by srebrna_gwiazda on 2021/02/04 23:23
I love this app because it helps you a lot I am 10 years old and learning Polish it is really hard and my mom to help me a lot it was hard but when I started using this app it change the world for me I love it so much and you should to.
Really good
by Glenn Strycker on 2021/02/03 03:05
Love this app
TERRIBLE
by creampouff cc;; on 2021/02/03 00:27
Before the update this was awesome. There was a button you could press to copy the translation. Now its practically impossible. Horrible. Harder to navigate/ not user friendly. Would give it 0 stars if I could.
What happened to the camera option?
by steve32516 on 2021/02/02 19:21
Since the last update, i cant find where to use the camera to translate. That was the best feature. I will change my review back to 5 if it gets re added
Camera
by Drexguy1019 on 2021/02/02 16:00
The camera update is terrible it used to work just fine now it just turns the word white and I can’t read it it’s it unusable fix this now.
Watch App
by sabujsai on 2021/02/02 07:22
This is the best translation app but it should have a watch app. Eagerly waiting for watch app.
Made it skinny
by Bdh25 on 2021/02/01 22:18
Google took away so many languages and kept the most used. How is Latin not on there?
Missing gender for romance languages
by Jibbers Crabst on 2021/02/01 16:53
If I type just one noun to translate it into French, it should tell me the genre (un/le or une/la). This is information that pretty much any Romance language learner will need when using Google Translate, but I have to go out of my way to specifically translate “a car” for it to tell me the gender is “une voiture.” It would be really nice if Google Translate did this.
Camera feature is bad
by Cure sapphire on 2021/02/01 16:17
It doesn’t matter if I hold it up to the text or scan after taking a pic, a lot of the time it doesn’t register. Fix this. It’s the only reason I can’t stand using this app
Add sort by language in the saved section
by ✌︎· on 2021/02/01 02:07
Please can you add it? It'd a huge help 🥺
Needs work
by bee6779 on 2021/01/29 22:02
I don’t need a pop telling me where the text was translated from I already know. I’m not sure how to get rid of it. Also I could use some more work and Haitian Creole it doesn’t translate sentences well. We should be able to tell you if the word is translated wrong.
Privacy labels show the real Google
by Hobss on 2021/01/29 11:11
Google has finally exposed that they are using too much information from the user to mix it up with what they already know from you from other apps. Google is now uncovered for everyone to see. They really don’t need to gather all that to provide a translate service.
Data privacy
by Play On 04 on 2021/01/28 15:35
Look at how much data you track from us! Stop profiting off our data! Everyone should delete this app and use Apple’s built in translate app until Google stops profiting from tracking us!
Pretty much perfect
by Jason-hou1 on 2021/01/27 18:34
This is a very specific request but I use this to translate Chinese to English and for some reason there was feature added where sometimes a paste button blocks the pinyin (how to say the character). This is very annoying because I have to go into it, press the arrow, then come back out for it to disappear. Please remove this or add a paste button somewhere else, otherwise it's perfect.
Confusing and not user friendly
by cnafrica on 2021/01/27 13:14
The update for translate is confusing and not user friendly. Why the changes? Please go back.
Kurdish central
by sarah jms on 2021/01/26 00:54
Hello i just wabt to thanke you for making evry language easy to andrstand i hoped there is an academic translation for kurdish language sorani it wil be so great im using alla google extensions tanke you
Great for Spanish class!
by bagaboiebailey on 2021/01/25 22:57
While I make sure to only use it for basic words rather than the unreliable conjunctions given by anything else, I use this app way more than my teacher would like me to (especially because of her moderation of open tabs on our school computers). Works for most of what it is meant to work for! Although, one thing that would help is if the "frequency" meter given for definitions on the desktop edition was brought over to mobile sometime soon.
Less Useful
by fjordfarer on 2021/01/24 03:59
The latest version is too scaled down and is far less useful than previous versions. I think the camera feature was useful and should be added back in.
Would be near-perfect if...
by Koneko(Ushiwaka-chan) on 2021/01/24 01:02
This app would be near-perfect if there was some way to manually tell it which direction the text was written in. When I translate use the scanner/photo import to translate Japanese it frequently reads up-down text as left-right/right-left. I’m not even sure which direction exactly because it just spits out gibberish. If I could manually tell it to read things as up-down then this app would be amazing.
Not great
by zykxkyzydhzg on 2021/01/23 20:01
Some of the functions work but the instant one is awful took me 5 minutes to try and figure it out just to realize it wasn’t a user issue not impressed
Glitchy
by hannawilson56 on 2021/01/22 01:17
App works great at first then seems to get tired
This camera translate does not work
by Fan of KreekCraft on 2021/01/21 22:57
When I was trying to translate a Chinese article it only translated some of it not all the letters
LIES
by hucdjbjsbhusd on 2021/01/21 22:43
If this also sounds like my last one I’d like to say that some of the front page titles that are all five stars are in lies the one that says it’s good for Spanish reading is a huge lie if this message sounds like the last message I sent the word that I was trying to translate what is Spanish and I just would not go through
Uh..
by lovetheapp0015 on 2021/01/21 16:43
I just got this and was trying to translate some Spanish work I was doing.. I was holding it at many different angles for at least two minutes each and all it did was blur the words or give me a bunch of random letters.. I don’t recommend this translator but I’ll probably keep trying with it
Rare language
by Sam0932993684026 on 2021/01/21 01:31
Can you add the standard galactic alphabet for a language
Instant Translate
by Gunnar55 on 2021/01/20 01:06
This would be a great app if the instant translate feature would work. Every time I point the camera at whatever I want to translate, it shows nothing. Very frustrating.
Nice app, but look at the data linked to you!!!
by h2plushalfo2 on 2021/01/17 19:52
Moving to Microsoft translate since they don’t link data to you! Period!
Life Saver
by Wolfpup721 on 2021/01/17 18:55
My Wish account was hacked and changed to Russian language. This app helped me read and delete my Wish account using the camera feature to see the text information. I highly recommend this app.
Where have all the languages go????
by Ukraina Ponad Use on 2021/01/17 03:03
Terrible app update from Google. Lots of languages were removed from the app and relocated to online only. App became useless. Please, restore Ukrainian language to offline use, otherwise, remain irrelevant for 30 million people
I don’t like the new update
by Ocean_man47 on 2021/01/17 02:09
I like to practice my pronunciations with this app. With the new update it makes it difficult because every time I try to talk in Spanish and have it talk back to me in English it talks back to me in Spanish even though I have it set to translate to English.I liked this app better before the new update.
Latest update was a fail, can’t use camera anymore
by shernersb on 2021/01/17 00:10
Since the last update I can no longer use the camera or images and have them translated. I receive fun gifts from a friend in Japan and would use the app to translate what the packages are so I know I am not going to eat what is bath salts or a face mask (the soup and bath salts have similar packaging)! Without the camera option the app is useless. I am uninstalling.
Asco de app
by jxtiz on 2021/01/15 17:00
Asco de App
5 star
by favvn on 2021/01/15 15:45
I love this app 😍😍😍 It fr translates pictures too
Used to but Doesn’t now
by EventPlanMan on 2021/01/14 23:33
The first time I use this Google translate app, I was really impressed with the results. I first downloaded this app in Spring 2020, I believe, and everything worked relatively smooth whenever I wanted to translate Mandarin to English. But more recently, I have had major trouble getting the translation to work for screenshots of Chinese websites. At this point, it consistently does not work for what I need to.
recommendation
by 729474728394&4$3 on 2021/01/13 18:04
please make it possible to talon photos from your phone and import them then translate as well as being able to use the camera
The new update is horrible
by franknhsjbi on 2021/01/13 14:55
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App Update
by Biggest Beyonce Fan on 2021/01/13 14:42
needs an app update immediately
Doesn’t work at all
by fkfjcifigg on 2021/01/13 03:30
The sound doesn’t work at all, so if it’s in a language that doesn’t use the alphabet then it’s impossible to understand what you’re reading unless you know the language, even though I’m practicing Japanese, I have to see kanji that I don’t even know instead of hiragana or katana or even romaji making this app completely useless s d the feature you use to speak also doesn’t work
No more nazi in my life!
by Genseruk on 2021/01/13 02:52
Delete it if you’re all about freedom and Constitution!!!
I Realize Japanese is Tricky
by HerVoirness on 2021/01/13 02:44
But seriously your translation for Japanese hasn’t improved in the past four years. All I get is “I’m going to be in the middle of the day the middle of the day the middle of the day.” Maybe you could add to your stock of idioms, maybe just for the sake of world peace and understanding??? I’m giving you three stars for all the less tricky languages you are fabulous at.
Missing features
by Jessvicki on 2021/01/11 10:27
The camera option was somehow removed but not removed in the app store’s description
Bring Back Older Version
by Asianed on 2021/01/10 20:19
Can you switch back to the older version? Ever since this app got updated, it prevented me from installing any videos and music, this app is the best at doing this kind of thing, and since it’s gone, there isn’t any other good video download apps.
Necesitó que tenga doble velocidad de voz para iPhone como en los iPhone
by nehemias solisito peticion on 2021/01/10 09:04
Necesita que tenga doble velocidad de voz como en los android pero que también lo agreguen en los iPhone a
Limited languages
by lola5850 on 2021/01/09 02:31
Most of the languages that I was looking for aren’t even available on the app.
Best translation app ever!
by Featcanoe9011 on 2021/01/08 18:28
This app caters to my every need and has very much helped me learn mandarin, I’ve been studying for 7 years now and this app really plays a part in my learning. I’m sorry for those who can’t get the app to work, but for me, it’s wonderful.
No Cantonese Speech Out
by Jenniec888 on 2021/01/08 17:43
Please change Hong Hong speech out put to Cantonese instead of Mandarin. Thank you
Need help
by ShmokeyMaple on 2021/01/06 22:24
Every time I boot up the app there is no option to access the camera.
Data
by gliderflyer on 2021/01/06 15:54
No data disclosure??
Offline
by SuperGirl#1#❤️the bible on 2021/01/04 18:41
So... My device is “offline” and I AM LEGIT ONLINE! And the offline translation files don’t work either.
Used to work... what happened...
by x.o.ruby on 2021/01/04 17:15
Unless you type the words directly into this, you will not be able to translate anything. The audio translated used to be great, now it doesn’t pick up ANYTHING. NOT ONE WORD. No matter how clear the language is spoken. This app became useless.
Easily one of the most useful apps on my phone
by Christofer Williams on 2021/01/03 16:13
It’s not perfect. Its reliance on crowd sourcing leads to some questionable translations, especially in languages with fewer native speakers (I’m looking at you, Norwegian and Albanian). And its insistence on using the respectful second person can lead to some laughably formal translations in other languages (hi, French and German!). And while I’m excited that they’ve added basic definitions when you look up a single word, I’m really looking forward to the day when they also provide verb conjugation charts. But it’s the most comprehensive, easy to use translator out there. Most languages can be downloaded for offline use. And nothing else competes for the number of languages available.
Importante
by lagrasafit on 2021/01/03 15:15
La mejor aplicación para aprender y traducir el idioma que necesita. 100 útil
Hate this program
by 𝕆𝕝𝕖𝕟𝕜𝕒 on 2021/01/02 17:24
The program Russifies the Ukrainian people😡, why? I put 1
Big improvements needed
by Sean Patterson on 2021/01/02 16:43
Needs multi-lingual supports for conversations. Doesn’t handle lower volume voices as well as high volume voices No support for multiple speakers. Stops listening after a few seconds. This is especially annoying.
Inferior
by Dsr20025000 on 2021/01/01 00:28
Inferior in every single way to the browser version, waste of space.
Um, the Japanese Synth is acting strange
by Ikenjiko on 2020/12/31 15:13
It’s cutting off vowels from the beginning of words, for example, instead of saying “Omori” it would say “Mori”. Please fix this.
Google Translate
by ásfhjfcbmkkds on 2020/12/30 16:33
This app is so helpful, but the best thing is that it is very diverse. It has languages like Sinhala, which most translator apps don’t have.
Last update
by atomerlin on 2020/12/30 07:24
Never mind. I was mad at the wrong app. The Apple translator appeared after my last IOS update and I thought Google translate updated. I finally found my Google Translator again! It’s a great app! Thanks!
This App Changed My Life!!!
by Ms.Sweet'sTruth on 2020/12/29 23:07
Being a Kansas girl and falling in love with a man from El Salvador was really frightening for me at first because of the language barrier. I’d taken 3 years of Spanish in high school (YEARS Ago) so when I went to meet his family for the first time I felt like I’d never be able to belong. But, with this incredible translation app I FINALLY am becoming fluent in Salvadoran Spanish!!! I can not only speak for Spanish now, I’m also now able to listen and understand almost everything. And, do you want to know the best part?!?! If I don’t understand a word, phrase, or even a text message from the family I can just open my Spanish Translation App now and type it in, save it, and learn even more Spanish!!! Seriously, get this app NOW!!!! 😊
Amazing app
by BatmanDap on 2020/12/28 10:30
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Don’t fix what ain’t broke
by SahibXXX on 2020/12/28 07:09
The new update made the app so much more complicated. It’s frustrating to switch back between languages, my old translated texts were deleted, and you can’t translate pictures anymore. What’s going on Google? Do you WANT people to uninstall this?
Need to continually update and add new features
by WJMBOLIN on 2019/09/16 02:10
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.
Cool google translator app
by NickPark2018 on 2020/12/04 09:07
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
Accessibility for Instructional Design
by kkennedy555 on 2018/10/24 23:23
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
by Kiba9001 on 2018/02/28 03:56
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!
by rsmith7 on 2019/10/31 14:22
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!
by Lacemaker 427 on 2020/09/29 21:38
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.
Indispensable app
by Mobjack11 on 2018/08/20 17:14
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.
Hard to Use, Inaccurate, Barely Works
by Lizzie Licious on 2018/12/28 07:06
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
by NYCJames on 2018/07/06 14:11
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.
Your best companion while traveling!
by PlatinumMedallion on 2019/02/21 19:10
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.
Good but not what is needed
by Scrabble Lover 44 on 2019/08/31 15:32
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.
Super Helpful!
by is maggie okay on 2018/08/16 21:35
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! ♥️🤠
Flawed text scanning and translations
by CAD Programmer on 2020/01/31 20:04
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.
I love this app
by Hosintoy on 2018/10/31 11:46
I do not know enough Spanish and English is my primary language. So, I have had this app since Spring 2015 to communicate with my non English speaking friends who speaks only Spanish . It is so useful to show text info to a friend or to email to them. The speaker can talk for you in person. The reverse feature can help you check accuracy in the communicated info before you send email. I think they are getting better. Great in a debate with Someone. Your non English speaking friends can not fake ignorance: don’t know English to you. I have not had to use the picture translate mode much. I phone can Cut, Paste and Send in text or email. I am sure picture translate it just as good for reading materials. I use other language too and almost every day.
Awesome, and some recommendation (for now).
by Zzalp on 2020/03/17 03:28
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.
Fantastic app
by Malinastarplayz on 2020/05/23 22:31
When I had this on my I pad I was so dumb because I didn’t know how to use it,* 2 years later * I was looking for a translator app on App Store and has to be free because I know my dad and mom can’t it for me so I looked and looked most of them wanted me to buy it and I can’t buy it so I looked and looked again and I found this app I download it and when Open the app it was free and you can use A lot of languages in the app, in most apps you could only use one language so that made me happy and the other stuff about it! I love the app! It’s the only app that I like to use for language! I hope other people like the app I saw some bad reviews I don’t know what’s their problem but yea I hope everyone likes it and yea! Thats all I wanted to say so yea, have a great day! :)
Extremely handy, but not perfect...
by oliver_chan on 2020/08/06 23:54
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.
Works decently well, but has some problems
by Audio-enslaved on 2019/08/23 10:21
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.
Are you kidding me???????!!!!!! Best deal ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great in every way!!!!!!!!!!!!
by sparkleeverything100050 on 2020/12/15 01:34
Usually apps with this much deluxe to them are really expensive and you need to save up for them (Blech) so great job on that!!!!!!!! Also, it's really compatible and accessible (And right now it feels like only you guys and apple are the accessible apps) and so easy, and cool!!!!!!!!!! I use it to learn how to write French and also how to talk to my parents in Afrikaans and German which are there home languages, and it is a MUST-HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now it seems ridiculous that they limit it to 5 stars!!!!! This is worth ********************************************* Thanks Google for making such amazing products, I'm a big fan (even though some of them I don't like as much as others) Continue, definitely!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Was reliable but now its crap
by GTNLisaJames on 2020/10/13 23:46
i used google translate for everything. I live in a nonEnglish speaking nation so it came in very handy. but since the latest update I've had innumerable issues with it. I can't copy and paste it just puts in "TEST" when I paste something. the keyboard is messed up with emojis instead of words in the predictive text lines. the keyboard is laggy and often replaces correctly spelled words with incorrectly spelled ones. the keyboard has a globe symbol at the bottom that opens first with a list of emotions instead of the keyboard. it doesn't auto capitalize the letter of a first word in a sentence. it doesn't input a period at the end of a sentence . many times it doesn't input the letter I type. if i capitalize something i have to hit the shift typea the letter and hit the shift again or it CAPITALIZES EVERYTHING. all the letters appear capitalized on the keyboard regardless if the shift is on or not. it does this in other internet based apps as well but it started with the google translate app.
Japanese to English is just laughable
by Kuma Reader on 2018/09/23 03:33
I use Google for translating German lieder and Italian operatic arias I am working on into English. Translations are fair to poor. But since I started living part time in Japan, I tried using it to translate Japanese Emails to English. I am moderately fluent in Japanese. The results were hilariously bad. For example katakana “kare” which can be translated as he, curry, boyfriend, etc. is always translated as curry, even though from the context it obviously means boyfriend. My name is Bill, this is katakana “biru” in Japanese but is translated as building in English, even when it is followed by “san” in which case it is obviously a name. Japanese sentences generally omit personal pronouns, which must be supplied in English translations. These are usually obvious from the context, but apparently not to Google’s algorithms, which almost always guess wrong. I can’t believe that ten years into the age of AI, Google translate could be so bad. It makes one wonder about other AI apps, such as self-driving cars.
Accurate Flooring And More!!
by DjLucky256 on 2019/01/10 06:46
As a business owner of a home remodeling and renovations company here in North Alabama, this app is priceless to me. I can print out invoices, estimates and contracts in English. Point my hand held mobile personal computer (Cell Phone) at the paper documents and it will translate the words right from the document into any of the available languages (languages have covered all of my needs so far) and make another printable copy of said documents in the languages needed for customers. Email the documents to the customers for them to review, they can digitally sign them and return the original with their signature and then I can make a copy of the signed document and send the customer their copy!! I Love Technology!!! Thank You Google!!!!
This App Changed My Life!!!
by Ms.Sweet'sTruth on 2020/12/29 23:07
Being a Kansas girl and falling in love with a man from El Salvador was really frightening for me at first because of the language barrier. I’d taken 3 years of Spanish in high school (YEARS Ago) so when I went to meet his family for the first time I felt like I’d never be able to belong. But, with this incredible translation app I FINALLY am becoming fluent in Salvadoran Spanish!!! I can not only speak for Spanish now, I’m also now able to listen and understand almost everything. And, do you want to know the best part?!?! If I don’t understand a word, phrase, or even a text message from the family I can just open my Spanish Translation App now and type it in, save it, and learn even more Spanish!!! Seriously, get this app NOW!!!! 😊
Good for practicing!!
by BobPaulMc on 2020/09/25 17:27
Over the last few years, I have let my Korean language skills deteriorate. I have started to review my reading, writing, and speaking of Korean using Francis Parks books ( Speaking Korean Books 1 and 2). I do not, however, have any audio tapes to go with these. This app has been a lifesaver. Not only can I hear the pronunciation by typing in the practice sentences, I can also test my own pronunciation by using the English to Korean translator. I know I am pronouncing Korean correctly when Google Translate prints the text in Hangul. Loving it! FYI, for those of you who wish to learn the Korean language, I STRONGLY recommend learning the Korean alphabet first - learn to pronounce each character as a starting point. It will save you a lot of grief later.
Worked well, sadly owned by Google
by thehandofchurchill on 2020/11/06 22:18
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.
Current version default. - don’t like the change
by Yowhuzup on 2018/02/25 14:34
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.
Just wanted to say thank you!!
by klc from w.va. on 2019/05/15 15:00
I’m so grateful to you for making this app available for me to use, because I have advanced Parkinson’s disease and one of the things that have been stolen from me with this disease is my ability to speak to my family members and my friends, ( and in case you don’t know much about this incurable disease.) I am going to try to make you aware of some of the things that I have come to call as things that this disease has stolen from me, and so, the reason why I’m so excited about this app is because I am now able to actually talk to my friends and family that I haven’t been able to talk with in over three to four years now! 🤭 Thanks again, Kathi S. Ohio
Really good for offline translation
by randomkid418 on 2020/08/12 23:21
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.
Nearly perfect but lacks small features I'd like to see added
by Aberys on 2017/10/17 01:20
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..
by BrookieCookieGirl on 2020/01/04 19:02
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!
Easily one of the most useful apps on my phone
by Christofer Williams on 2021/01/03 16:13
It’s not perfect. Its reliance on crowd sourcing leads to some questionable translations, especially in languages with fewer native speakers (I’m looking at you, Norwegian and Albanian). And its insistence on using the respectful second person can lead to some laughably formal translations in other languages (hi, French and German!). And while I’m excited that they’ve added basic definitions when you look up a single word, I’m really looking forward to the day when they also provide verb conjugation charts. But it’s the most comprehensive, easy to use translator out there. Most languages can be downloaded for offline use. And nothing else competes for the number of languages available.
Awful but can be useful
by n64king on 2018/08/08 00:54
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.
.To /Google Translate #kurdishsorani
by فرھاد on 2019/05/25 01:19
.To /Google Translate Greeting of peace and prosperity Above all, we would like to extend our sincere greetings for the “Google Translate Community” staff. we would like to request our language to be in your site, 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, Iranian Kurdistan, or Eastern Kurdistan, 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 parties of government , it uses in schools and directorates , 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 get rid of having struggles in accurate translation from other languages. Thank you, best regards.
I LOVE THIS ❤️
by wjehfhfjfbfjdhsveidg on 2019/12/03 21:44
My grandma lives in Romania and she is coming to visit in TWO days! But she doesn’t know English and I don’t know Romanian. This app is cool because I can say anything I want in English, and then I tap the sound icon and it says it for me! Goodbye long, confusing words, hello google saying it instead. The only thing I think the devs should fix is that when I put it in Conversation Mode to practice, I have to say the word in English instead of typing it, so sometimes my phone thinks I’m saying a different word then what I want to say. But besides that, I recommend this app and I love it! I just need to remember to bring my phone everywhere and keep it charged so I can talk to my grandma when she visits.
Useful, but be cautious
by Joberkitten on 2019/07/24 18:18
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
A must have when traveling
by RobOnMV on 2020/02/05 21:48
Recently back from Colombia, and having the translator made certain encounters almost life saving. I had an accident, and had to rely on the goodness of strangers for assistance in getting to the hospital. Unfortunately I was far from a hospital and it took many people to make it all happen. Luckily I had the translator and everyone was able to understand my situation, and I was able to get to the hospital and all ended up well. In case of a poor data or WiFi I only discovered later than I could have downloaded a language - that would have helped greatly on less intense situations. Next time for sure.
Small Mistakes here and there but a lifesaver
by Natsuyaki123 on 2017/12/10 07:28
Could not live without this app! occasionally some translations are wrong (depending on the language) but that’s as to be expected when there isn’t always an equivalent to it in the same language. i would REALLY love it if the developers would add Slovenian to the text to speech list! it would be SUCH a lifesaver! oftentimes pronunciation can be really tricky in slovene for native english speakers and it’s hard to find many resources that have audio files for the words. it would really mean a lot to me and many others who work hard to find resources to learn it from (which can be few)
Great App Especially In China
by koalaray on 2019/04/09 21:02
We just got back from six weeks in China where we used the app frequently. Sometimes for a simple translation- “do you have almond mile” to a very involved one in the phone store trying to get a Chinese sim card and set up a pay plan. We thought it was magic. We’d say “How much is it to switch the sim card” the app would then say this in Chinese. We’d give the phone to the clerk who would give the answer in Chinese and hand the phone back to us to hear her answer in English. We must have gone back and forth ten times or more. We got the card, set up a plan. Piece of cake.
Saved my Trip
by awfuladvertisement on 2019/06/14 05:23
OMG!!! When you are a lone person in Japan and not a very good Japanese vocabulary it’s tough to get around and understand the language. Man this app got me through a couple of conversations that saved my trip and got me back to the airport in time to get on my connecting flight on a very long layover. Is that awesome or what ? I love this app. I learned a few phrases and words that I didn’t know and was able to ask directions and get on the right bus and get back to the airport. But also was able to ask about a few movies I was searching for and a few action figures I was looking for. Awesome app.
Update suggestions
by dkdjdjdjffjd on 2019/07/04 07:38
The app is great and helps when I don’t understand a language but I have an idea what if you guys make it a keyboard for iOS that you turn on it the settings like you did food Gboard so when you want to translate something you don’t have to leave the app your on to use it idk about anyone else but I think that would be useful like even if you didn’t turn the hole app based around that just have a setting in the app to let you turn it like that on and off and make it with the allow full access thing that would be cool to see added thank you ~Brian
This App is like Science Fiction!
by SandMann1966 on 2018/06/27 17:31
We just got back from two weeks in Italy and even though the majority of the people we encountered spoke some English, this app came in handy several times. The app let me communicate with our Uber driver who spoke no English just by speaking in English and it repeated what I said in Italian without pressing any buttons and the driver spoke to me in Italian and it repeated in English with no stopping. The most amazing feature was being able to hold the camera up to a sign a sign and the app translated the it into English magically before my eyes just like something from a science fiction movie. This app is amazing!
i love you google translate
by Mjpuppylove1 on 2020/12/14 18:03
Dear google translate, you are single handedly the reason why I am passing French and I want you to know that you are amazing, incredible, wonderful, lovely. I just want to say that if I had the option I would give you more stars. I love you more than Harry Styles and that is definitely saying a lot. This app is amazing and now with the camera feature !!!! I am truly proud of this apps glowup and how much love you have shown to me and students worldwide who are taking french. Keep staying strong queen I hope you know that you are AND WILL BE appreciated 🥰🥰 i am currently giving you an air kiss bae.
You Cannot Go Wrong With Google!!
by RickeyKentucky on 2018/05/12 16:37
I have had this app for sometime and used it last summer in Germany. The only sales person had been on the phone for over 20 minutes. I typed in "watch in front case" and turned my phone so she could see it in big letters. She shook her head yes and finally got off the phone. I did buy the watch. Next week I am going to Greece. I need to use the translation app off line. Google says they can do it and I believe them. Have fun with different languages, but remember how big Google is and they will do their best to help!!
Severe problems to automatically detect languages.
by NicolasTestingIQ7 on 2018/07/12 13:01
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!
Great for
by OutlierBabe on 2019/09/18 05:25
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.
Disappointed
by Julius557 on 2018/11/21 02:35
I had high hopes for this but can see right away it will be useless for my needs. When trying to communicate with someone in real time, the last thing you need is favorites or history, yet that keeps popping up and taking 75% of the screen and you cannot easily get out of it. The most important thing is the swap function so once you translate something you swap it to make sure it translates back correctly so you don’t cause an argument or say something stupid but the swap here doesn’t work properly at all it just swaps language positions for the next person to type rather than swapping the translation itself for checking the accuracy of the translation in case you need to reword what you want to say. You got this right in your browser but not in your app. Disappointing.
KURDISTAN
by Mhamad Segvan on 2020/03/03 12:13
Dear Google team I hope this message finds you well. We are a group of linguists in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. We kindly request and ask for your help to add (Kurdish-Badini) to Google. There is ( Kurdish-Kurmanji ) currently. However, more than 2.5 millions Kurds speak and write ( Badini ) , which is has Arabic alphabet style. Your support of adding Kurdish-Badini dialect will help this large accent speakers to search and access Google more smoothly. Our group is ready to support this accent with words and dictionary once you add it to Google. We hope that you review our request. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Want the female voice back for KOREAN
by Why commericals on 2017/10/29 16:17
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.
Worthless
by HD the BD on 2018/12/30 04:48
This was my go to app for translating back and forth between English and Spanish and Italian. Now it’s almost useless. Most of the time now I keep getting an error message saying google translate was unable to establish a network connection to fulfill my request and to check my network connection. However, my internet connection is fine. It works both on my home WiFi and in my phone’s 4G connection. What’s weird is that it didn’t work while I was on my home WiFi, so I disconnected and used the app successfully on my 4G. Then after several successful translations I got the same message. Earlier I got the error message which went away after uninstalling and reinstalling the app. I’m just done now. Can’t wait to find a translate app that works.
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