Google Translate

Google, Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Reference 5.20.1 Feb 08, 2011 Jun 01, 2018 72.4 MB iOS 10.0 or later 4+
New in version 5.20.1

Several bug fixes and usability improvements


• 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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Some Languages are a bit Messed up
awesome and beond on 7/19/2018
Best translator app but in languages saying are a bit messed up 😢 over all it’s the most useful app I have
Improved greatly over time
Marinjoe on 7/19/2018
We travel to Germany each year to spend our summers there and I use this translation tool with all my German friends (who speak near perfect English) just to show ai try. Their responses in the early days of google translate was to laugh at the terrible conversion of English to German. But now I get very different responses from them and no more laughing at my German. The new features of having the camera function translate the German word into English is useful but still has a way to go. Great in grocery stores and such.
Lyger.Thomas on 7/18/2018
This app just got a butt ton not user friendly. What happened to submitting a picture and highlighting what you want to be translated from a picture in question with said language in it to be translated? The function is no longer there now.
A bit helpful for little chunks
TryingToLearnALanguage on 7/18/2018
I tried to use this app to translate my Chinese class words to help me study for my final exam, but it gave different translations then my teacher and when I highlighted the pinyin it only gave back the same information that I entered. It is useful to translate small pieces of information that you don't know but I recommend that you don't try to translate lots of words with the camera function
Love It!
liaaying on 7/17/2018
This has so many features unlike what some people said, I love it!
Useless for Filipino / Cebuano
Vorpal Spear of Damnation on 7/16/2018
Good for Chinese and other languages I've tried. Utterly useless for Philippines languages.
It really helped thank you ♥️
pussy1234 on 7/16/2018
Good app but when I no longer needed and canceled they still charge
Jesuslover4ever on 7/16/2018
I canceled 3 months ago because we no longer needed the App, they have continued to take money off my card and it’s been 3 months worth of money they have gotten for no reason
Simply Awesome
nmthoboken on 7/16/2018
This has changed my life. I have several tenants who do not speak English and I do not speak much Spanish, this app has made my life infinitely easier.
Some of these translations are very inaccurate
SUPERSAIYANGOKU337 on 7/16/2018
Sometimes the Japanese translation’s are in accurate. Japanese “Migatte No Gokui” means ultra instinct, Google translate says it means “difficult to use” which is wrong.
يخبلل نزلو on 7/16/2018
Wrong translation
costis-c on 7/15/2018
95% of the time this app gives reasonable translations of words. But more often than it should it simply mistranslates words. A dictionary wouldn’t do this. I’m not asking for translation of paragraphs or even phrases. Disappointing.
Key to world peace and understanding
Alpha&0mega on 7/15/2018
Thank you google for developing such a powerful free app. I think most world conflicts and misunderstanding is caused by ineffective communication. This app is the key to help the people of earth understand each other. If it weren’t for this app I would have such a hard time communicating with my grandparents. I know Cantonese is spoken less than mandarin, it would be great if the app could translate to and from Cantonese. Thanks
macuchla on 7/13/2018
It’s wonderful. I couldn’t live without this app. I wish I could copy and paste.
Slow Speech Mode
Bcbratton on 7/13/2018
This would have gotten five stars but on my iPhone and iPad when you tap the pronunciation icon twice it does not slow down the speech as it does on my friends non-Apple products. This is a huge disappointment as it helps when learning the pronunciation with more difficult words and phrases.
I love this app.
SpiritedTreasure on 7/13/2018
This app has opened up a new world for me, and allowed me to speak to a dear friend who is trying to learn English. Thank you! The camera text function is especially brilliant! Spirited Treasure
Photo option doesnt work
arandomperson22 on 7/12/2018
The photo option doesn’t work at all, especially for Chinese. It gives me weird things like “John” or something lol. The photo option was the whole reason I downloaded this app, I’m a bit disappointed.
Severe problems to automatically detect languages.
NicolasTestingIQ7 on 7/12/2018
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!
Google translater
G8trgirlrulz on 7/11/2018
Good, but there is one problem, the camera doesn’t work! Still try it.
Picture translation stopped working suddenly
Hayatcali on 7/11/2018
Great app but something went wrong because now the picture translation doesn’t work.
One more thing
Sahikakonuk on 7/10/2018
I use this app a lot. I want words I saved in alphabetical order so I can find easily. Can you do it?
وردة ليبيا on 7/10/2018
This dictionary helped me a lot in my study, It is very useful and easy to use
JSColo on 7/9/2018
Recent graphic interface “voice” translation tool is suddenly very awkward and of limited functionality compared to years old versions. Please go back.
Missing language
Chynadoll14 on 7/8/2018
So U have an app that can translate languages but u dont have the language from the Philippines? How is Tagalog not even make the list of languages?? Please add this to the list of languages thanks
OK, not great
sparky the old dog on 7/7/2018
Used it to translate Costa Rican Spanish and it was close but missed several syntax issues that the locals corrected me on. Also used it in Iceland and almost worthless. I stopped trying when all I got back from from the camera mode was gibberish. I know it’s a tough language, but I expected more.
Most amazing app
Hgirl27 on 7/6/2018
I couldn’t read a Makeup package because it was in simplified Chinese and I only speak/read English language. It also is free which makes it even more amazing. Great app!!!
Camilo Casallas on 7/6/2018
sign language
Lizzy12002 on 7/6/2018
Add sign language pls and sign language I don’t know that pls add them:) EXTRA: thx for adding detect language 😸
Terrible design - using the browser version is better
NYCJames on 7/6/2018
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.
It is the Best
bejqbi39&; on 7/5/2018
sam faez on 7/5/2018
Translate this amazing Really good help me out with a lot of stuff Thank you so much Sam
GiorgiFromGeorgia on 7/5/2018
Google you are best
La mejor app
Mzamiami on 7/5/2018
Es la mejor app de traducción! Me encanta. La uso todo el tiempo Gracias Google ‼️
June 🌻🍒 on 7/4/2018
I have not even downloaded this game...or played TRY MY GAME! FIND THE ODD EMOJI! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 ——————————————————————————————
Good, but some glitches
2coolgames on 7/3/2018
This is a good app, but when I tried translating from Japanese (which I CANNOT write) the camera translator didn’t recognize any Japanese text, when it was in perfectly clear handwriting. Also, I tried to write the symbols, but it would not pop up the right symbols. I am very disappointed, because this app helped me with lots of Spanish, which I can kinda understand, but not with a language I know nothing about. I thought that was the purpose of the app. Disappointed
Great app but.......
Tomtom Garmin on 7/2/2018
Awesome to use when learning a new language, but it you need to know something difficult it would be better if you can slow the pronounce the words slowly.
felicia_m on 7/1/2018
I have downloaded so I can use offline with my Ukrainian host children, and it won’t work at all on my iPhone. It works better on my husbands android
Tyefr78 on 6/30/2018
I can’t even keep it open for more than 2 seconds and then it crashes. The cause of this is when I try and use the camera and flashlight on my phone to translate a page.
Google translate
Mgivoni on 6/30/2018
Have been using this app since it’s start. It’s the very best. Especially having to translate many pages in Hebrew to English.
Google Translate
Akhtarmalik on 6/29/2018
This App helps me a lot. How ? I can brush up my French I can brush up my Spanish I can get better with my Kiswahili (East African Language spoken mainly (in TANZANIA, KENYA AND UGANDA) What a great gift ! This improves all Languages I have learnt at Schools. I only wish if they had THE URDU AND HINDI TRANSLATED IN ENGLISH. I CAN SPEAK FLUENT URDU, HINDI BUT CANNOT READ OR WRITE IT. GUJARATI is my Mother Language so thank goodness I can Read and Write with it. This APP a Gift from Google. ! Thank you Google.
This app is worth it
Jess384 on 6/28/2018
This app is amazing
very helpfull
Rafi Azimi on 6/27/2018
Everything is ok, but we need the tap to translate button for iOS.
This App is like Science Fiction!
SandMann1966 on 6/27/2018
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!
Good review
jfjdizjsksj on 6/27/2018
This app if amazing , I would definitely recommend it ! It helps a lot .
Sharyl-Dune on 6/25/2018
My family is multi-cultural and in any one chat there are English, Spanish and Russian being conversed at one time. I can easily switch back and forth. It’s extremely accurate and easy to use. An otherwise very different family is now able to communicate love, life and similarities in the language we best express ourselves in. I recommend this to EVERYONE and EVERY AGE. This app even has a conversation feature.
Useful in Classroom Settings
refinneJJennifer on 6/25/2018
I love this.... It makes me feel more connected with my students of all languages. I’m happy with the results of the translations. It is easy to translate notes, worksheets, book excerpts, lab instructions... anything students may need to be successful and feel a bit less apprehensive about approaching a task in the classroom.
Get it
BillyPro78 on 6/24/2018
If you have a friend or someone that speak a different language get this it’s perfect for it I also recommend you get a app that teaches you how to speak a diferentes language
Please fix this soon!
lily krissy k on 6/24/2018
I love this app. I use it daily but recently when I send a photo to be translated it tells me that there is no Arabic to be found. What the heck! I hope it will be working again soon.
Ash19Apple on 6/23/2018
The last update is realy great, but the small problem in my idea is bettwen tipping space and voice and other icons there isn’t enough space
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