Visited a site that does not match your language preference? What if we tell you that you will now be able to read any website and everything. Writing will be edited according to your language preference? Hard to believe? Not anymore! Use Google Translate to translate any website or text language to a language that you can understand.
The Internet is full of information from the whole world, with just a click of a button you can access any information coming from any part of the world. And as we mention any part of the world we also mean the information might be of any language that you will not be familiar with understanding. That is where Google Translate comes as a savior. You can use it to translate any amount of text or the whole website page. You can also use it to bypass blocks on YouTube and other sites, but this connection will not be very secure.
You might be due on academic data submission, or might be researching for new resources for your professional needs, or you might only be surfing the internet for gathering foreign information, let your reason be any but don’t let language be a barrier for your learning interest. Translate the wanted text, phrase, or the entire website and connect to it with your preference level.
Google translate will also be helpful for you to learn the correct pronunciation of any words. You might be wanting to learn a foreign language but might be short of time to go to the specified institute or you might just want to self-learn, whatever fits your needs, you can now use various methods and learn how to speak different languages that are supported by Google translate. Just type in the text or word you want to learn and translate it to your preferred language and hit the ‘Listen’ button and you will be speaking a foreign language in no time.
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Translate a Block of Text
1. Firstly open the Google Translate website, for this type in ‘translate.google.com’ in the google search bar.
2. Select and copy the text that you want to translate. You can type the text yourself if interested or you can always copy the text from any source, it might be from any documents and other websites.
3. Paste or type the text you want to translate into the left-field on the Google Translate page.
4. Next click on the ‘Handwriting’ button to draw characters. It is a symbol that indicates a pencil-like picture at the bottom of the text field. This will especially be useful for non-Latin languages.
5. Indicate the language for the text that you have pasted Google Translate does not automatically detect the right language then you can click the drop-down button, next to the language selection field, to see all of the languages available.
6. Click the ‘A’ button to display the text in Latin characters. This is especially useful for non-Latin languages such as Japanese or Arabic.
7. Tap on the ‘Listen’ button that is located next to the ‘pencil’ like button. This option is also useful for learning the proper pronunciation of words.
8. By default, Google will translate the text into the language that is your personal language according to your device settings. Look at the translated text in the right text field. You can select different languages using the buttons above the field. If there is not any response and the translation of your text does not happen automatically, you can click the ‘Translate’ button.
9. You can now save a translation to your Phrasebook, Phrasebook is a collection of translations, here you can save translations for future use. You can access your Phrasebook at any time by clicking the Phrasebook button above the right field.
10. Click the ‘Listen’ button, it is located below the translation, you can hear the translated text with its correct pronunciation in the translated language.
If you see any mistake in the translation, you can correct the translation, for this all you have to do is click on the ‘Wrong?’ button if you find any error. Make the wanted correction and click the ‘Contribute’ button and your correction will be implemented.
Translate a Whole Website
1. Open the Google Translate website. Type in translate.google.com in your address bar.
2. After this, copy the URL of the website you want to translate. The URL is the address and can be found in the address bar. Make sure to copy the full URL to avoid any errors.
3. Paste the copied URL into the field that is on the left-hand side of Google Translate.
4. Select the language of the website from the buttons given at the top. Google Translate does not always necessarily detect website languages automatically, so you will have to choose the language manually. For language selection, you can see all the available languages by clicking the drop-down button.
5. Next, select the language you want the website page translated to. Google will by default translate the website to whatever personal language is according to your settings. You can select the required language using the buttons that are above the field.
6. To open the translated website page, click the link you see in the right field. However, Google Translate will make an attempt to translate the text on the page, but it may not be able to translate everything. Also, be informed that text written in any images will not be translated.
7. You can switch the translation to any language that is supported by Google Translation. For this switch, you can use buttons at the top of the page.
8. If you have to switch to the original page click on the ‘Original’ button. You can switch back and forth quickly using this option.
Using The Mobile App
1. Open the Google translate app. If you do not have the App, simply download the Google Translate app. You can get it free from the App Store (I-phone) or Google Play Store (Android).
2. For any text input, you will have various options to choose from, decide how you want to input the text.
- a. Type: Touch the field to type in the text to be translated. You will see the translation appear as you type.
- b. Camera: Tap the Camera button to take a picture of the text to be translated. Google Translate will attempt to scan the text and then translate it, so make sure you hold your camera steady and you get a clear picture of the text to be translated.
- c. Speech: Tap the Microphone button to speak a phrase that you want to translate.
- d. Handwriting: Tap the Squiggle button to draw characters with your finger. This is useful for non-Latin characters.
3. After entering your text to be translated, the result will appear. Tap the right-facing arrow button to load the translation. You will see the Latin characters, only if they are applicable, and you can tap the ‘Star’ to add the translation to your Phrasebook. A Dictionary card will appear for most phrases as well.
Bypass Blocks On YouTube Or Any Other Site
- Open the Google translate page by going to ‘translate.google.com in your address bar.
- You can open YouTube inside the Google translate page, this will potentially allow you to access any blocked pages, in this process, you will not be using a secured connection. This bypass method will work for other sites as well.
- Select and paste the URL in the left frame, for the video that you want to see.
- Select any preferred language from the given language selection options available. Do not select ‘Detect language’, it will not load any detection. You will have to manually select a language.
- Select the language that you want to translate. Select a different language for the right text field. This selection will not affect the video at all, but make sure that you do not select the same language that you have previously selected in the above step; doing so will result in an error.
- Click the link that you see in the right of the field, this will load the video. The video will load just fine yet the comments for the video might not be in the correct language.
However, Google Translate is not a perfect translator. Mostly the structure of the sentences will not be translated properly which might make it incorrect or odd in the other language. You can refer to Google Translate only as a guide to get the basic concepts of your search query, not as an accurate translation.