Google Translate

Google, Inc.

Reference Travel
This version of the app is not recommended   
Current Version (1449)
All time (38531)
App last updated Feb 02, 2018
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New in version 5.17.0

Several bug fixes and usability improvements

Description

• Text translation: Translate between 103 languages by typing
• Offline: Translate with no internet connection (59 languages)
• Instant camera translation: Translate text in images instantly by just pointing your camera (38 languages)
• Photos: Take or import photos for higher quality translations (37 languages)
• Conversations: Translate bilingual conversations on the fly (32 languages)
• Handwriting: Draw text characters instead of typing (93 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, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar (Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu

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Offline stopped working mid trip
Danny patz on 2/19/2018
Suddenly deleted all my offline packages, and does not let me download again on wifi! No packages available at this time... Thank you very much for the promise!
Not a fan
Ralphie Girl on 2/19/2018
If you need more than 10 seconds of dialogue recorded, forget about it with this app! I needed about 2 minuets to get the idea of an assignment, but I kept having to restart both my homework and this app’s microphone after just a few seconds of dialogue making it difficult to piece together the assignment. Also, when I went to start my first review it shut my phone down! Nope...not happy with this app, sorry!
It keeps on crashing on me and some of the words aren’t pronounced right in English
Dis$boy on 2/18/2018
Hello Google, I am here to tell you about some problems I have with this app! When I sometimes have words being pronounced, when it suddenly crashes and, I’ve got to restart the app. Also sometimes I have problems the English narrator saying words wrong! Please fix it! Thanks, and sincerely me!
Terrible
TimM69 on 2/18/2018
Too often the app doesn’t even get close to translating a foreign language. If it worked even a 50% success rate I would be happy.
It awesome
Mom of Deaf son on 2/17/2018
I can annoy people help much me. I have question what about asl deaf American Sign Language what if I speak deaf?
More languages?
Geueiwjb7uejeh7288373):& on 2/17/2018
App is great, but come on. 60 million people speak Cantonese. Please add Cantonese. I don’t know why you guys put all these useless African languages and languages nobody speaks. Some people actually need Cantonese because it’s actually useful for business and whatnot.
Abysmal & suspiciously frightening Japanese-to-English translation
Little Fireball on 2/16/2018
I can't help but wonder if Google is trolling with the Japanese-to-English translations (mostly from screenshots, or via the camera). As others have mentioned, the translations are completely mangled and senseless, and 99% inaccurate. Also, some very horrifying and profane results occasionally appear -- sentences and words that I KNOW for a fact don't have anything to do with the context of the Japanese characters/text that I am trying to translate from the screenshots. It feels extremely demonic, actually. . . I think Google is doing this on purpose. I deleted this garbage Google app because it was seriously frightening me, and is not even helpful at all. A few examples of the frightening translations I've received: 1. When I turn on the camera function to pick a screenshot from my pictures, somehow when the app scans for Japanese text (and no text is there) it finds nonexistent "phantom words" in the background, in the objects and scenery in front of the camera lens. It randomly found and popped up with the words "CANCER" and "KILL" on my table, among other bizarre things. How can it "find" such weird and disturbing words that aren't there!? 2. A sentence from a Japanese advertisement for a children's toy (a hamster plush doll) translated to: "I will strangle my friends and colleagues." That is downright terrifying! I have no idea why it would mistranslate a cute toy advert to something so inaccurate, psychopathic and murderous! 3. A sentence from a screenshot of a Japanese children's app game (when you feed an animal in the game) was supposed to say, "I am full. I cannot eat anymore food." But this app literally translated it to "I cannot get [bleeped] up anymore." Yes, it mistranslated it to the f-word profanity -- which, by the way, DOES NOT EVEN EXIST IN THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE!!! This was the final straw. Deleted! I know this might sound crazy, but I am being completely honest! I am petrified by what this app mistranslated! What the hell, Google!? Why is this sick, warped app mistranslating Japanese text into vulgar, horrifying things!? Never using this again! 😡
O melhor!!
Celia Moura on 2/14/2018
O melhor tradutor que ja usei!! Parabéns Google! Estou usando I Phone, porém baixei todos os app do google, amo usá-los!
Simply the best app but one more feature need to be added !
ShahAlamSabuj on 2/12/2018
In android phone, we can use our google account while using this app. And because of that feature it gets easy to get our saved Phrasebook even in offline mode. We can save words in Phrasebook from any device login with google account and get them in any android phone that have google translate app. This simple feature makes life easier! I would like to request the developer to add the google account merging feature in this iOS app so that we can see our saved Phrasebook. Thanks in advance :)
Male voice please
Pdreda on 2/12/2018
Please, an option to hear the voice from a man. This will help me with pronunciation. Thank you
Couldn't of done this trip without it!
An American in Quebec on 2/12/2018
traveling in Montreal would've been much more difficult without this app. Thank you so much!
Excellent!
Liquid Snow on 2/10/2018
A free translator app that does an excellent job translating when connected to the internet and a good job when not connected. You can speak, type, or use the camera for input. Translations can be easily marked for review at a later time. The user interface could use a few minor tweaks for improvement but that's a minor quibble about an excellent app. Highly recommended.
Buggy app
BadWolf2112 on 2/10/2018
I have found Google's translation to be somewhat helpful, but this app is LOADED with bugs, especially with the voice function. The voice feature will stop working and require me to either go back to the typing screen, or exit the app, completely. Often, it will not transcribe my words properly, or it will cut me off mid-sentence. This function really could use a push-to-talk button that you hold until finished speaking. The "listen to both parties" function seems useless. Also, the voice translation function will often get the languages mixed around, even if the correct language button is pressed. I have frequently seen it flip the language selection so that it translates English to English - quite ridiculous! Lastly, don't try to say too much in a single go, or the spoken translation will never play. Request : I'd like to see external app usefulness - let it translate stuff that I highlight in other apps such as email or text messages, without the need to copy, change apps, and paste for my translation.
ترجمة
سباك يور on 2/10/2018
رائع جداً
Please we need more legal words to translate.
pure_devotion on 2/9/2018
Thank u
Excelente app
Sierva de Jesucristo on 2/9/2018
This is an excellent app.
I cannot use the camera in this app !
Homam Mohammad on 2/9/2018
When I try to translate the text by the camera, the application stops. I met this problem in several updates and I hope it will solving in the next updates.
Around the world
Mz. Carol on 2/9/2018
I have installed this app on every device in my home. I am able to talk to anyone around the world in the language they are comfortable with. The translation does not always come across perfectly on either end. Regardless, I am enjoying learning about new cultures and lifestyles. The world is both a bigger and smaller than I ever imagined. Bigger because I am getting firsthand knowledge of people I have only read about. Smaller in the fact that they are my neighbor who happens to live on the other side of the world. I use this app so often, it needs to be on every device.
Great and tasty but missing some ingredients
CookingKitten79 on 2/8/2018
The app is amazing but they should add more languages like Cantonese I know six Japanese Spanish English Vietnamese mandarin Cantonese but I can’t seem to find Cantonese anywhere if you could add a sprinkle of more languages it would be five stars but some translations are wrong maybe you guys could add a squeeze of right translations you could get five stars and your missing a juicy taste to make it easy to use it would be a full translation soup (sorry I had to think about food lol)
Has the attention span of a gold fish
Sammygirl190 on 2/7/2018
Works great if you are not speaking too long.... if you are expect to be interrupted every couple of seconds.
Great idea need more work
Someoneiusetoknow on 2/7/2018
Doesn’t translate Chinese right it makes no sense went I am using it.
Good app
QL74 on 2/6/2018
Helps a lot
Please Translate Thai Pictures and Screenshots!
Nickhaaaaa on 2/6/2018
Can you please translate Thai screenshots, it works for Chinese but I think Thailand is also a great place to travel. Who doesn’t want to go to Bangkok? This app would come in so handy because their is no way to understand Thai script unless you study it a lot.
Great App. VERY Helpful
FiresEssence on 2/5/2018
I tried 4 other apps which wanted WAY too much money and didn’t even work that good. This app is by far the best.
Amazing
rooster palas on 2/4/2018
Very handy very fun I love very good Understanding I think this is it amazing app.
Biplob
Md Biplob Hossain on 2/3/2018
I love it and specially thanks google for add audio Bangli translated 😍
Ugyffkdwsasss
asexcucaaiaa on 2/3/2018
A
Need some bugs fixing
NashwaNahel on 2/3/2018
Need some performance improvement and bugs fixing.
قوقل ترانسلات
Mesh☺️ on 2/3/2018
صراحه هذا البرنامج جداً جداً جداً جميييل و اعجبني انتو مبدعين و اكثر شي اعجبني انو اقدر اصور الكلام و اترجمه
Excellent
Alex ramirez el adorador on 2/3/2018
Excellent
Khmer Font
hahs hs on 2/3/2018
come on, i’m Cambodian but I can’t even read khmer words in google translate. need more improvement
Taking photos for translate
♃ ♆。。。 on 2/2/2018
I would like to turn off the download for offline it ALWAYS popped up for downloading the language every time I go into camera mode, I take many photos, and I’m not going download any of them. My storage is mostly full
Very good
Mokhmokhmourad on 2/1/2018
Thanks
Dicshenery
Mohamad kazemzadeh on 2/1/2018
Veryyy gooood app🥇✅
ديكشنرى
majid javadinejad on 2/1/2018
translator نيومده ديكشنرى كه هنوز رو دستش
وايد حلوو،😍😂"
الشمريههه،🤷🏻‍♀️💕" on 2/1/2018
اذا بتدرسين انجليزي ولا زي لغه ثانيه مثلاً فرنسي راح يترجم لج ☺️💕💕💕.):
Me encanta esta aplicación y me ayuda con el inglés 💖💖
palabras de niños on 1/30/2018
Hola
Camera part of the app not working
Jebnolte on 1/30/2018
We used this frequently on our trip to Russia in April 2017 to translate things via the camera and it worked so well. We are in Ukraine now and it doesn’t work at all. It won’t translate anything via the camera in Russian or Ukrainian. Not sure what’s going on 😞
Review
Majid2419 on 1/30/2018
It's very good, OK
This is amazing
Yolo⚓️💎🌸✋☁️💛☀️🌀 on 1/29/2018
This helps me a lot bc I am very dumb and I need to learn Spanish
FANTASTIC
Rutkat on 1/28/2018
This is more than an app., it’s a valuable communications gift, thank you GOOGLE!
Voice Translate
goddammitwhydoesitturn on 1/28/2018
Speech to text option never works, and always cuts out halfway through a sentence. Don't say you have speech to text recognition if it doesn't work.
Had potential but now that there are other apps, we're breaking up.
Ne123me on 1/28/2018
I have officially given up on this app. When you try to do translations when you are completely offline, it gives very poor translations, usually one word. When you have the smallest amount of service, the app tries to fetch from the online dictionary instead of the one downloaded to your phone and the lag is even longer than waiting for the offline version to load. One-word translations can be no help at times, and when a word has more than one meaning, too bad because only one appears. I've been using this for French and Spanish, two languages you would think would be well-developed on this platform.
Bring castellano voice back 😩
Hobss on 1/28/2018
Review date: 28th Jan 2018 This another of those “oh no, they did it again” moment in which I update an app to later regret it. Why have you changed the Spanish castellano voice to a South American one?? Pronunciation of words is different in Spain to LatinAmerica. In LatinAmerica c’s, z’s and s’s all sound the same while castellano Spanish they don’t! “Cerezas” should be pronounced “cerezas”, not “seresas”. At least give the option for users to choose either of them.
Ok but
XOS_USN on 1/26/2018
It’s OK when it’s working however it kept locking up while trying to communicate with another person
مصطفی بازیار
mostafabaziyar on 1/26/2018
مرسی از سازنده های برنامه گوگل و ممنون که شما چند نفر در سراسر دنیا ما ایرانی هارو مستحق مجازات بی دلیل نمیدونین
Nice App but many mistakes in Hindi 😔
Smiling Queen ❤️ on 1/25/2018
One of the best App. Very useful to me. This is one of the greatest gift from google to world. Great invention. Google translate works great in browser but it’s difficult to use in iPhone. Thanks a lots for making this app free...really hats off Google. Please improve Language like Chinese, French, Hindi, Kannada. Overall it’s great work..
Muy buena app
Vaquero1850 on 1/25/2018
Una de las mejores herramientas para la comunicacion entre diferentes culturas La calificó con las máximas estrellas que hay porque me a sacado de muchos apuros enhorabuena!!!
Scots English!!! and pronouncer.
KristinaMarie777 on 1/25/2018
There needs to be an English to Scots English and something that will pronounce the words. I am trying to learn Scots English and Scots Gaelic from English.
Awesome app
Singhsukhpreet on 1/24/2018
Very good. This app help me alots
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Google, Inc.
  • Category: Reference
  • Released: Feb 08, 2011
  • Current Version Released: Feb 02, 2018
  • Version: 5.17.0
  • Size: 64.3 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Languages: Albanian; Arabic; Armenian; Azerbaijani; Bengali; Bosnian; Bulgarian; Central Khmer; Catalan; Valencian; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Estonian; Finnish; French; Georgian; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Indonesian; Irish; Italian; Japanese; Kazakh; Korean; Lao; Latvian; Lithuanian; Macedonian; Malay; Malayalam; Mongolian; Nepali; Norwegian; Persian; Polish; Portuguese; Punjabi; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Serbian; Chinese; Sinhala; Sinhalese; Slovak; Slovenian; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Tamil; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian; Urdu; Vietnamese; Welsh;