• Text translation: Translate between 103 languages by typing
• Offline: translate with no Internet connection (59 languages)
• Instant camera translation: translate text in images instantly just by pointing your camera (38 languages)
• Photos: Take or import photos for higher-quality translations (50 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

What’s New

Version 5.27.0

• Fixed an issue that prevented Camera translation from functioning on 2018 iPad Pro devices.
• With Google Assistant optimized headphones, you can ask your Google Assistant to help translate conversations using Google Translate.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.2K Ratings
3.2K Ratings
Gazta ,

Really useful for learning a new language

A Russian lady and myself have been having conversations every evening just using this app. We’re building a really good friendship and neither of us yet speak each other’s languages ! It’s brilliant. Thank you Google !!! You are fast taking over from Apple as my favourite tech company !

My only suggestion is: It would be great if it automatically did a reverse translation back to English so you can see how bullet proof the translation was. Currently I have to copy, then switch to Russian, then paste the Russian to see the reverse translation. If it did it automatically and perhaps highlight areas that didn’t translate exactly the same, that would be super helpful and make my replies so much quicker :-)

A lot of times it doesn’t phrase things exactly how I want to say something, and I have to write ‘over explaining English’ to make sure the correct meaning gets translated. One missing word in the translation can completely change the meaning. Sometimes something like ‘should’ becomes ‘must’ in Russian, which sounds a bit too demanding.

The speech recognition is astoundingly quick and very good for practising pronunciation. I reported a bug here last week where the microphone stops working when you briefly switch to another app and then back again, and Google has already fixed it !!!

The easiest 5 stars ever !!!

mago magi ,

Mind-bogglingly useful.

Use this app daily for quickly providing the translation for several languages and it’s remarkably good at what it does. You still need to check the output but Translate does really well in all the tongues I use.

I’m not generally a Google fan but this app is a work of genius which saves hours of time and although I know Google tracks and monitors my activity to monetise it — in this instance it’s worth the downside (personally).

My only gripe… No way to toggle between formal and informal case. English doesn’t have these useful subtleties but most languages do (that I know of). I know it’s easier to imagine than implement such a useful feature but it would be absolutely brilliant to skip changing vous to tu, sie to du, chi to ti etc. etc. I can always dream!

.dmlh ,

Now it’s excellent

I used to hate google translate as i found it very inaccurate and idiosyncratic. This was years ago. So in the intervening time i have used many other translation services and apps, once in a while coming back to google for a check up. I recently came back to it in the last couple of months and i have to say that for the languages i use it for (English/Spanish), it is now truly excellent. Particularly if you make sure to employ your brain when using it and don’t just wholesale copy/paste. Well done google - clear and rapid progress made with this service! I think i’m going to stick with it now.


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87.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Laotian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Singhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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