Athilus - Longtime User
I’ve used this app for many years across many devices. It’s had many wonderful improvements over the years. However, since the update giving masculine/feminine translations for gendered languages, copy & paste has been ruined for me.
Previously, the app would often predict needed gendered letters/words based on other words being translated, and a simple copy & paste almost always the immediately available next step, it now copies both gendered translations, which can’t be pasted into certain fields that have limited characters (Twitter, TikTok, for example). This has become a point of major annoyance, and I find myself often using other translators. I enjoy THIS translator, and have a sense of loyalty to it, despite the absurdity of that, and would love to see copy & paste work only with the gendered translation provided, also excluding the “masculine” and “feminine” indicators, which also gets copied.
Kkennedy555 - Accessibility for Instructional Design
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.
MTLima1995 - Horrible Application Given the Size of the Company
The Google translate app is a joke. There are very few apps that can lead someone to yell expletives while sitting in their kitchen trying to enjoy a cup of tea. Editing something you’ve written on the Google Translate App is a pitiful process filled with tapping the screen of your phone over and over attempting to unselect individual words or sentences. Sometimes it selects the entirety of what you’ve written and won’t allow you to unselect it without a fight. It’s unconscionable that the process for editing what you’ve written doesn’t follow every other smart phone format. Not only that, when you’ve finished writing of considerable length, in my case an email, and would like to highlight, copy and paste it, you will quickly realize you cannot highlight and scroll at the same time like you can on any other apple app that includes type. Instead, you’re forced to go through a ridiculous process of highlighting as much as you can see, pasting it, returning to the app, copying more and then pasting that. I repeated that process six time before I had copied my email over to gmail. If I had more time I would go into detail about the “define” tool that pops up unprovoked and further adds to the absolute farce that is the UX of this application. For a company like Google to have produced such a dysfunctional infuriating UI is truly shameful.
Whsbflfirhdbskabbd - This used to be excellent. Google lens made it terrible!
As usual an update makes the produce worse instead of better. I live in a foreign country because of my husbands job. I use this app everyday. ALL THE TIME! Before, I could use the camera option to translate in real time or take a picture and let it scan for text. Then I could choose which text to translate, it could be 1 word or 1 sentence or 1 paragraph or the whole thing. The lastest update removed this option. Now when I click on the camera option it says “Google lens” it automatically blocks out the original texts and puts the translation over it, like it did previously but now when I take the picture I can not scan the text and choose what part to translate. It simply takes a screen shot of the translation already made on the first screen. If I try to select a specific word, it selects the translation and then translates it back into the original language. This does work well! The meaning gets more and more mixed up until it just makes no sense at all. Translating a translation instead of just scanning the original text is a huge downgrade. I am so frustrated! I am going to start looking for other translators because this has caused a lot of issues for me, on a daily basis. I’ll keep checking back to see if they ever fix this issue or not.
Wiifan - The new update ruined a great tool to help learn Chinese
So, I’ve been learning Chinese for a few years now, and one of the most useful features has been the camera mode in Google Translate. When you learn a new character in Chinese, if you don’t know the pronunciation, it can be difficult to search up. Google Translate for full sentences in Chinese has always been iffy, so I usually found it most helpful to select “Camera” mode (instead of instant translation), SELECT THE COUPLE CHARACTERS I DIDN’T KNOW, and get the pinyin and English translation.
But the update got rid of the ability to take the picture before translating, which makes it more difficult to find the characters I’m trying to learn. On top of that, when I click on the translation to learn the pinyin of the words (since the pronunciation doesn’t show in the preview) - it will TRANSLATE THE ENGLISH BACK INTO CHINESE TO GIVE YOU A DIFFERENT CHARACTER WITH THE “SAME” MEANING. The pinyin is very important so I can type the character and not have to rely on using a picture to translate in the future, but Googles update makes this impossible since you don’t get the original characters pinyin unless the “translation” back to Chinese gives you the same characters. Overall, a super infuriating update that ruined this app.
Rsmith7 - Pages of Translation Lightening Fast, and Reliable!
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!).
Living in a coomcave - Ruined image translation
They've replaced the google instant image translate with lens which is absolutely one of the worse things to ever exist in this apps history. It's difficult to translate text on an image because they separate each new line of text, on the image, with a new line for that text; it doesn't form complete sentences. For example- translating languages with different grammar will be incorrect due to it not putting the sentences together. Maybe if they add a "draw" feature like before, and didn't give you new lines of each new translated sentences, it would be better than the old one. But for now it's one of the most frustrating things; to have to form the sentences manually, and selecting the initial text is also a nightmare because you have to exit the lens and back into the returned text to copy the original text, if that's what you're looking for like me. Me and a bunch of other people are not happy with this new feature, would you enable us to use the old feature, or at least go through the effort to implement those old features into lens? I'm willing to wait as long as it takes for us to get those old features back.
Lacemaker 427 - Google Translate needs a massive overhaul!
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.
Lizzie Licious - Hard to Use, Inaccurate, Barely Works
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?
Mobjack11 - Indispensable app
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.
Kiba9001 - Good app, but bugs or improvements needed
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.
NYCJames - Terrible design - using the browser version is better
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.
RemingtonRand - Needs multiple enhancements
First, the app only remembers like the last four or five languages you translated to/from. Please, let us keep 10+ recent languages in tue recent list. Second, I suggest you make them into small “pill” style buttons so they don’t have to be listed vertically, instead they can be shown one after the other, paragraph-style as colored buttons. I can click them easily and more can fit on the screen. Secondly, there is this problem where if you translate the word “le” from Italian to English, you get several alternate translations WITH A DETAILED EXPLANATORY PARAGRAPH IN ITALIAN. If I could read Italian why would I be translating from Italian to English?? And, to add frustration, you cannot COOY the Italian paragraph so that you can paste it into a translation tool to read it in English. Come on. I don’t know why this app has close to five stars, it’s very old and stale, and has that joyless, un-human, engineering/Google-design experience. Worse than joyless it’s just not a great user experience design as far as usability. Two stars.
Cmvflash - Gogle translate bad
google translator is bad because it automatically corrects what you say so if somebody in another language says something that is spelt badly it will automatically correct and that is bad when you tryings to understand them because they might say something else rather then what it automatically corrected one and it doesn’t detect some languages that are supported by apple so if you use a language that isn’t in google translator it will say its english instead of the actual language and it is when it is annoying because if you are trying to understand what you are saying in that language it will not work and there isn’t lots of translators as good as google translator which means you will never know the language where its from and maybe you would want to know but you can’t so thats why google translate is bad because people who speak different language and you tell back to them in they can tell you are using translator and so use a different translator instead of google translate.
Alimunium - Used to be great until recent updates
I used Google Translate for years, it was my lifeline in East Asia when I traveled there frequently for work. However, the newest update absolutely broke the most essential functionality of the app for me; instead of being able to quickly scan and upload the text from pictures or my camera, Google Lens now just plasters opaque boxes obnoxiously over the words that I want to read with its attempted translation. Now this might be fine for languages that use the Roman alphabet, but for languages like Chinese or Japanese the pronunciation of the words is half of the battle for ordering at restaurants or learning the language.
And even worse, when you ask the app to give the original text, it translates it back to English instead of just giving the identified text! This is the kind of behavior that results in meme-worthy translations like turning "Star Wars" into "Backstroke of the West". This update completely guts the app of all the functionality it had for my use case and I will be switching to a different translator.
PlatinumMedallion - Your best companion while traveling!
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.
Most_Indubitably_Ted - Still useful despite Google’s creeping monetization efforts and unwelcome Lens implementation
The good parts: I still use the app fairly often for casual translations. I appreciate the ingenuity and effort that went into its creation, the offline dictionary feature is great when traveling, and I like that it’s free.
However. The Google Lens refit is a disappointment. It was added without choice or warning. It worsened some convenient image translation features, it’s buggy and slow… and now we’re probably stuck with it.
As for that “free” part… I also don’t like that it’s now *required* to store translation data in the cloud — contingent on accepting a broader set of privacy permissions — that Google is likely hoping you’ll tap through so that it can further cash in on your web activities. To that I say, no thank you. All of this for a relatively small amount of data that it could just as easily offer to store on your local device.
Scrabble Lover 44 - Good but not what is needed
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.
Is maggie okay - Super Helpful!
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! ♥️🤠
Sloppy7ths - Works for me...
About 20 years ago , I lived in Japan for a few years. I did an OK job picking up the language while there, but I've forgotten most of it now.
I recently reconnected with a Japanese friend from those days who never spoke a lick of English. We've rekindled a friendship texting back and forth using Google translate as the medium. We have some very deep conversations on all manner of subjects, and despite the small hiccups, the service has served us very well. You have to be cognizant of what you're feeding into it and avoid colloquialisms and so forth, but by and large, it's quite flawless. Sometimes I forget that we aren't speaking the same language.
As for all the negative reviews, if you don't want you use Google Translate, go try to find something that works better. Best of luck with that.
CAD Programmer - Flawed text scanning and translations
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.
Mark922 - Glitchy, even the review only works sometimes.
I had to spend twice as long writing this review because the app frequently won’t give you a keyboard when you have to enter something. I guess they don’t really want anyone to write a review. Of course, that’s not surprising given how inconsistent the app’s functionality is. It’s speech recognition is awful. I find I often have to say something upwards of 5 or 6 times before it accurately transcribes what I’m saying. I don’t know if any language in which an “L” sounds like an “N”, yet I tried to get the app to understand “lei” was not spelled “nei” before it worked correctly. I also hate the fact that things which are obviously questions are translated as awkward sentences. I know, it’s easy enough to type a question mark. But if I need to practice my speech, I can’t “say” “question” so it understands I’m asking a question, “is this seat taken?” I guess I could say I’m getting exactly as much value as I’m paying for.
Vwh1 - Outgoing Russian translations are poorly understood
I have been using Google Translate and have been satisfied with translating from Russian into very understandable English. However, when I reply, my recipients tell me my letters are incomprehensible and nonsensical. Normally for serious correspondence I will first translate English to Russian and then submit the Russian translation to Google to see how it reads back into English. This allows me to adjust a few words that needed to be simpler and better understood, but even this two step process has not been helpful.
This inaccuracy results in disappointment, as my recipient wrote me, “bunch of additional incoherent text” and “it is absolutely impossible to do all this through automatic translators, because the translation is terrible, to put it mildly”.
I hope Google can find a way to improve this, especially as Russia is in the news more frequently and the demand is only going to increase.
Mike Hallman - Lots of merit, some drawbacks
NB: This review relates specifically to French-English usage.
First, the good things. While no translator will ever offer a perfect translation, because there’s so much more that goes into it, Google’s well-designed app does an excellent job. It does a fair job of picking up colloquialisms and the nuances of context that can dramatically change the meaning of a word or phase. The camera, conversation, and transcribe features are excellent.
My two primary complaints are related. First, as with other Romance languages, French uses the second person plural of the pronoun “you” (vous) as a first person singular in formal settings. So informal singular is “tu” and formal is “vous”. If you are typing something in English to translate to French, there should be a way to indicate whether you want the formal or informal translation. Especially with as many irregular verbs as French has, if it defaults to the vous version it may be a challenge to adjust the verb to informal if you wish to do so. This should be a super easy fix.
Related to the above, not only does the app not let you choose, but it often times is inconsistent throughout a passage. It will switch back and forth between vous and tu for singular usage. This can create some laborious manual correction. This is something the developers here really need to address.
Sparkleeverything100050 - Are you kidding me???????!!!!!! Best deal ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great in every way!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Crystal123987 - Please go back to the old version for photo translation
This app was great and extremely helpful until the photo translation interface was changed. Please go back to the old version or have an option I can choose where I can highlight what text/characters I want to have translated and don’t automatically try to translate all of the text in the picture. I used this app a lot just to look up or identity specific Chinese and Japanese characters and can no longer do that. :( Please give us back the option to highlight specific text to be translated without trying to automatically translate it on the picture screen. Please also remove the weird thing at the bottom that tries to give you Google search results when you try to “select text” It’s misleading and doesn’t provide anything useful.
Malinastarplayz - Fantastic app
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! :)
Ms.Sweet'sTruth - This App Changed My Life!!!
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!!!! 😊
TEEMACK1219 - Good in a pinch
I use this app mainly for Haitian Creol. I’m thankful this app exist’s and that if you download the language you want you can use the app without wifi (it also works faster if you use it that way). Is it perfect?… Not by a long shot. The app translates your word literally and not your thoughts so you have to arrange you English in a very simple an direct manner so you tone and intent is not lost in translation. You also have be careful to use that exist in the language or it will just spit out the English word you used… And sometimes the translation just doesn’t make any sense. So while I do greatly appreciate the app exists and an effort was made to support the Haitian Creol language it needs a lot more work. I’d say it is currently on correct 75-80 percent of the time.
Zzalp - Awesome, and some recommendation (for now).
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.
Audio-enslaved - Works decently well, but has some problems
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Hosintoy - I love this app
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.
Thehandofchurchill - Worked well, sadly owned by Google
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.
GTNLisaJames - Was reliable but now its crap
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.
Christofer Williams - Easily one of the most useful apps on my phone
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.
Husam Haddad - Very bad latest update version and very slow app
This last update version for google translation App it’s very bad version because it’s so slow and the new options that you add it to develop this app it’s awful and very bad and too slow I have iPhone 7 Plus 128 GB I use all others apps and it works very fast but when I use your latest update version app for google translate it’s too slow and the options you add it is too awful and bad, because when I open pictures I can not converting them to a text any more because of your latest update version because I used to open the Google translate app and open picture with the text and it converted to a text, and plus of that the app is very slow, you guys are making these new updates to your app to let people buy the latest expensive new iPhones or Samsung or other latest phones you are making deals with the phones companies to do that.
DjLucky256 - Accurate Flooring And More!!
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!!!!
Kuma Reader - Japanese to English is just laughable
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.
MamaMiaMii - ABSOLUTELY HATE THE NEW SCAN FUNCTION!
I once loved Google translate, BUT they've "upgraded" their scan function. Instead of being better, it's worse. In the past, I could highlight the actual foreign word, and see if the system spelled it the same or gave a misspelling. Now, the program shows the English translation over the words, and you need to "send to translate home", and then figure out if the foreign word is in the correct location of the sentence (a needless hassle that before the "upgrade" I didn't have to deal with word re-arrangement), why couldn't things couldn't be left easy. A upgrade to a machine doesn't make everything better, this is one of those instances that the scan function should have been left alone.
If you have NOT upgraded/updated your google translate, I implore you to think before you do. DON'T DO IT!!
BobPaulMc - Good for practicing!!
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.
Godot Wright - Google Len/Auto translating has severely crippled this app
I usually don’t bother giving a bad review to apps but watching a promising app from a company I admire downgrade to unserviceable levels with no positive changes for the better in several months is too much.
taking pics and being able to breakdown the words step by step was this apps best feature. I’m not saying auto translation should be abandoned but giving everyone the option on when to use it would be massively preferred then the current auto translation.
This is largely because the auto translation often misses words and needed several viewings for it to catch the missable word. Sometimes missing that one word completely changes a translation.
If anyone bothers to read this know that your work is appreciated but this current version has honestly crippled the app so much so that I no longer enjoy using it if I use it all.
Randomkid418 - Really good for offline translation
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.
Oliver_chan - Extremely handy, but not perfect...
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.
Juliebulie1975 - Language Suggestion
I just wanted to say that I love your app and use it on almost a daily basis since I live in a foreign country (Egypt, I’m from the US). But it is very difficult still to get good translations because you don’t have Egyptian Arabic in your app to translate from. It is very different from standard Arabic, since no one speaks standard Arabic, it’s only in articles and things like that. Most of the things I need translated are messages from Egyptian Arabic speaking people (doctors, my apartment buildings WhatsApp group, important conversations, etc) and the translation never makes sense in English because I have to use the standard Arabic option in the app. Please add Egyptian Arabic as a translation in your app because this is the most widely understood and used Arabic language…it would help a LOT!!!!
Aberys - Nearly perfect but lacks small features I'd like to see added
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.
N64king - Awful but can be useful
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.
Klc from w.va. - Just wanted to say thank you!!
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! 🤭
Esperanz14 - Camera translations are now auto :(
I used the scanning function practically 100% of the time and now it’s gone, and I don’t understand why??
The auto translations are all over the place, and by that I am including physically since some languages like JAPANESE are written vertically the auto function(google lens) cannot decide if it should keep the vertical text or switch it to horizontal so you get……both, overlapping. Not only are the translations themselves rather inaccurate but the text is all over itself so you can’t really read it either.
That’s why scanning and selecting was waaaaay more useful
Especially if you only needed one part translated from, say, an image, now it’s translating all of the text(badly) and I can’t select the part I want and now basically I don’t use this app anymore, unless I want to go through the trouble of trying to hand write the kanji one by one I guess
Wjehfhfjfbfjdhsveidg - I LOVE THIS ❤️
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.
Yowhuzup - Current version default. - don’t like the change
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.
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Cuztank - Great functions, but translation limitations
Handy app for translating blocks of text and text in images. However, it frequently gets Swedish-English translation wrong and also will translate each word in a phrase separately and literally, as opposed to what the phrase would actually be/mean in English, although it does seem to do this for some phrases which is very handy. Also the alternative words dictionary is very useful for understanding the meanings of words and their uses different contexts within a certain language. Sometimes the word it suggests you use does not take the context of the sentence into account, so you end up saying something very literal. Improved Swedish translation would get this great and function-rich app 5/5.
Also, whenever I change the language out of Swedish, Swedish disappears from the shortlist/favourites languages at the top, so I have to scroll all the way down to Swedish again to select it, even though I have it downloaded. Developers should change the top list to be recently used languages for the user, rather than the most popular languages it seems to be basing the list on.
Zdzhen - For me just one place is imperfect.
All in all the app is great, thank you creators! I often use it while reading paper books. During this process I first read a page or a chapter, underline the new words and then translate them consequently, e. g. 20 words in a row. And here comes the sneaky moment: when you expand all the translations for a word, and then press X to clear the word area, you need to press the word area again for cursor to appear. This is really annoying when you do a lot of translation. I can’t think of a scenario when you delete the original word and don’t type a new word right after that. Maybe there’s a reason for leaving this functionality as it is, otherwise I would be so very happy if you change this behavior for just one click!
Snowtorny23 - It’s gone downhill
This app has always functioned fine on my phone however suddenly and inexplicably it started deteriorating to the point where it is kind of unusable, incredibly slow and buggy. I’ve updated it a couple of times now without any change, I don’t believe the fault is with my phone as I have not noticed deterioration while using any other apps. This app is great and it would be a shame to stop using it. Also as a side it has always had an issue of placing the ‘copy’ button directly above the romaji version of a Japanese word so that you can’t see it, which is a bit annoying.
Mohamad H Jebur - I need a 1000 words & a picture to explain
Even thou I don’t agree with all translations let’s say about 70% I remember like it was yesterday few years ago i think 5 years ago I cried with like blazing fire in my heart for hours and hours because this app helped me translate and understand just few words i think maybe 20 words from the Holy Quran القران that night, and I continue using it with precaution till today
حتى لو لا أتفق مع جميع الترجمان، دعني أقول حوالي 70 ٪ متفقاً، أتذكرها تلك الليلة كنها البارحة قبل حوالي خمسة سنوات بكيت لساعات وساعات و بقلبي يهزني الدموع تذرف لأن هذا التطبيق ساعدني في ترجمة و فهم كلمات قليلة فقط أعتقد ربما 20 كلمة من القرآن الكريم في محور تلك الليلة، وما زلت أستخدم مع الحذر حتى اليوم.
StormTalara - Excellent app
This app is amazing and has helped me so much in communicating with my partner. Falling in love across languages presents some unique and interesting challenges, and this app has helped immensely. Hilarious at times when it throws an incorrect word in, but mostly this app is great and gets better with each update.
One feature i would love to see is a translation of the definition down the bottom. It’s great to have the definition there, but i am often translating a spanish word to english, so it doesn’t help to have the definition in spanish for me.
JR Mitchell - Good Enough xD
This is a really good app to use if you are travelling around the world, speaking with foreign people, or just learn why a word is in a different language. Unfortunately, it’s translations aren’t always accurate. But the reason why it’s still a 5 star for me is because these mistranslations can sometimes be funny. Phrases or just random letters can sometimes lead to random results. For example, if you type ‘ob am ap ri sm’ under the language ‘Somali’ into ‘English’, you will get the phrase ‘I can see you’. BEST. TRANSLATION. APP. EVER!
AinslieW - It’s extremely helpful
I actually used this to translate and guide around in steam , which worked wonderfully , but using the picture mode sometimes it separates the words into different sentences . Other than that , when first getting the app it was automatically changed to “English to Japanese” so I was stuck a little at first. Anyways , this is a well set out app and it definitely does the job 👍
Marso75 - Great app on the move but live recording needs work
Live offline downloading and the goggles feature, excellent work from google there.
However the live conversations (listening) section is extremely buggy , sometimes it keeps listening when you don’t want it too when you want to keep the translation on the screen, and other times it just refuses to listen at all - there are workarounds but this is just sub par in this otherwise great app.
If Google finally fixes that very annoying feature then I will improve my rating.
TMNT C :D - BRING BACK 6.12!!! 😭😰
Translate has always been an amazing app as it’d always helped me and my videos with using different uses of languages as well as English however, after update 6.12 or 6.13, the English voice for translate went from being calm to a much more strange and funky like voice making her [translate] sound very weird. 😔😡😭
The voice would sound completely out of tune and sounded terrible as well as ending every last word with a high out of tuned voice!! I would love to have the app improve on this so please I’d like to address this problem to have 6.12 brought back immediately, thank you. 😅❤️
Ricset - Horrific “update”
A great lesson in how to take something great and totally destroy it. The latest version is just terrible. Before it was possible to scan a document and then easily highlight the text you wanted to send to the translator - not any more. It auto translates and you cannot see the original text to highlight it. The new “highlight” button auto selects some text - the translated version (how useless - it’s already translated!!) and it auto selects in its own predesigned blocks. Seriously - what were they smoking?? I’ve never felt the need to write a review before, but this disaster could not go without mention. So disappointing!
F1_Fan - Kinda works but privacy nightmare
Written languages, most common, are reasonably ok. Camera translations will see your success vary wildly. Voice to voice is ok for basic stuff but requires internet connectivity at all times.
Any camera images you take are kept by google. There’s a toggle in the privacy settings to disable google from keeping the images. But the toggle auto resets back to ‘Allow’ all by itself !!
No idea why developers would build a toggle that is pointless and obviously privacy rating for this has to be zero. All images go straight to google forever.
Jalawi$$$ - Highly recommended
Voice translation really useful as you can hear the translated word as well. It recognizes my voice accurately too. Also image translation pretty cool with instant translation of signs and written texts just by aiming camera at the object.
Only downside is if no WiFi or data connection, then the only available translation is by typing the actual word (ie can’t do image or voice translation)
Scorpion_Wins_Fatality - Good app, great for traveling
It’s not perfect but considering what it does it is pretty impressive. Will definitely get you out of trouble if you’re in a bind.
Also, lol at ms I can speak 8 languages two reviews below this one. Your whole review was basically a look at me humble brag with no helpful information about the app at all, I’m sure there’s better places to talk about yourself than iPhone review pages.
Fiifka - Italian
I am enjoying the App. And it is great to have this resource during the pandemic lockdown.
I am learning Italian to keep my brain ticking over as I cannot get to my face to face class at the moment.
My only gripe is that the playback voice speaks very fast and sometimes I am unable to get the exact pronunciation of some words or phrases. Is there anyway I can slow the translation playback. This would help greatly. Thanks
Hag5s - Great app
You can do lots of things using this app. Had and old photo and wanted to read the text on it, but it was so faded could not even read it properly and use google translation: was able to get the text. Amazing. Note had to use two phones, one to capture the photo from other phone(second phone).
Roni185 - Conversation needs perfect data connection
Despite having the foreign language downloaded, the conversation mode does not work (or takes a very long time - which kills the conversation!) if the data or wifi connection is not perfect.
Sometimes this happens with the photo mode, too.
Overall it is an extremely handy app.
Zoe_melbourne - This is good but I have a problem
This is a really good app to translate my Chinese classes, but it sometimes doesn’t work with the camera translate.
When I’m translating like a candy bar it shows words that are kinda weird.. I hope you can solve this!
But overall, this is a really good app!!!
Dxwkx - Very good, but the paste feature covers some text
I’ve been using this app for a while, and it’s fine most of the time, but when you have something copied, the ‘paste’ option will cover the pinyin or whatever text is underneath the text you typed.
Unmeboth - Incredibly useful app
This app has been incredibly useful in my lifelong pursuit learning new languages. It is extremely helpful and getting better all the time. One small feature for consideration please would be the ability to organise saved words by language. Thanks and keep up the terrific work!
MrDeanbean - Problem with (Translate from Photo)
When attempting to translate from a photo in my library, the app freezes.
Must be a victim of the new update. Or an iPhone 13 issue.
(Have tried to resolve by allowing access to library - but this is not even an option for the app in Settings anymore - this is probably the cause of the problem.)
Funtimedaimond - I say 3 and a half stars
It’s good but there are a few bugs and glitches for example I show my screen to something it won’t translate it pernamently it changes words . And it sometimes gets annoying or frustrating.
But I have to admit the rest is ok so I recommend it to users.🙃🥰😗😜😙😚😀
Samdaman222 - Great features, horrible UI & Dark Mode
The translation component for the most part works well. Could it do with improvement? Of course, but it gets you by, as does the OCR.
However, the current implementation of Dark Mode is horrific, a fake dark mode colour scheme that clashes and doesn’t use “True Dark Mode” colours prevents me from giving this a better rating. What’s worse is that it’s inconsistent with other Google owned apps that utilise Dark Mode.
GridSound - Lens UI is terrible
The Google Lens UI is terrible if you’re trying to translate an image, like a screenshot, with a lot of text. The UI controls like the language at the top will obscure the image being translated and there’s no way to hide them! The section at the bottom takes up space and also provides no benefits. The old image translation UI was much better.
Robert0609 - Very Ordinary Application
Only translates the second or third attempt of spoken English and Chinese. Suffers from the slightest network variability by failing totally. Cannot pickup the end of phrases nor sentences. And often stops listening before the speaker has finished. Has a very poor understanding of Chinese and English, it cannot recognise syntax nor grammar correctly. Is totally lost with pronouns. Is not an offline translator.
After attempting a simple conversation it often fails terribly to be seen as a another tech-joke.
There are voice translators out there that work.
ت ت ت ت - glitchy
It’s a good app, as with all translations there is of course a few issues with language translations in areas such as conjugation or complex sentences. It’s convenient to have as an app, although i find it is very slow at times and often will glitch for a matter of seconds after i’ve typed something into the box.
Whatdoilike - Japanese translation needs romaji or hiragana
The romaji or hiragana of a translated Japanese word needs to also appear when using camera scan mode. This would speed things up a lot when I want to quickly retrieve the readings of a number of words on a scanned page.
DownloadedThisApp - Good but would like to see Cantonese
Obviously, it gets a lot of the grammar wrong but like what do you expect for a translator? So better to translate short phrases/sentences. I would like to see Cantonese. There are 60million Cantonese speakers, about the same number of Italian speakers. Would really help to see a Cantonese translator. Though still quite useful and helpful.
Jordynicholls - Great app but needs male & female voices
This is a great app and the translations are accurate. Just one suggestion though I think this app would be much better if we had the choice of a male or female voice. And also being able to slow down the voice would be great as well. Thanks.
Kas0741 - English to English help kids with reading difficulty
In the last 6 months my child was using the google translator as a tool to help with his reading difficulty. It was a great tool which we set up as an English to English translation. Unfortunately after reloading app to his new iPad we are no longer able to set translations English to English.
Hopefully this is just temporary issue and developers will modify this function as it was extremely valuable assets for kids with reading difficulty.
Lousy99 - Would be better if I could enlarge
Great app and translation, however usually the characters (especially Chinese) are so small and I would like to be able enlarge the word so that I can see clearly the strokes.
Johnschr - Great app
I use it every day and most days more than once. Today I wanted to translate from English into Flemish but Flemish was not available. Closest I came was Fresian and Dutch. This is the first time I have not been able to find the language I needed. In spite of this, five stars.
Ronson rouble' - The most used app on my phone
This is the most used app on my phone. Stop wasting time with stupid social media trends and manipulated entertainment/news feeds. Instead? Use resources like Google Translate to learn a European language for free.
Whoooshb - Camera doesn’t work with new iPad Pro 11.
The camera doesn’t work with the new iPad Pro 11. Get an error that says ‘The Camera is not available. Exit split-view to enable camera’. Am not in Split view, have tried turning off allowing multiple apps. Suspect it’s the fact there’s no home button and you will always have the app bar to access apps. Others have reported the same issue online. Only use it for the camera translate.
給我個名字 - Can’t type on translate
After updating “Google translate “ I couldn’t easily type or copy wolds any language on “enter text”. It’s possible to fix, please. Thank you so much.
Ameliepope - updated version is trash. bring back the old one.
hate the updated version when it translates the whole text when u put the camera on it. the old version was so much better when you had an option to highlight the text that you wanted to translate, instead of the whole text. cannot use it to help me with my chinese homework 👺👎👎. BRING BACK THE NON UPDATED VERSION XOXO
リルウサギ🐰 - Not valid
Ok so I went into this app wanting to know some Japanese words(I’m still learning Japanese) and then when I write something it is not right at all I know this because when I swap the words and then swap the words back it is COMPLETELY different, some of the words are correct, but I do not recommend this app if you are texting a person that speaks a different language.
Aniebdv FFSA n - It’s worse
This new update is so bad, it used to better before when you take a picture and you can see the original language while the translated version is below, now it’s longer to process and words don’t even match when taking a picture it’s all mixed up
Sinatra'sBlues - Pretty good
Pronunciation is pretty accurate as well as most translations. I don’t know if this is a feature (because I can’t find it anywhere), but could you add a feature where you can manage the speed of the speech? Thanks :)
MrMarvelus - Doesn’t translate sentences
I love google translate and it’s sooo helpful, but the reason I rated it 4 stars was because it never translates sentences well. Like if I wrote out a sentence it would autocorrect each word but the grammar would be horrible
RoshRao - Fantastic app despite a few hits and misses
On a trip to Japan, just realised how handy the app is. The camera feature is gold! Sometimes a few issues but overall indispensable
Thekrunkymonkey - Indispensable
This truly is a traveller’s best friend. The camera translation is such a great feature and the addition of the offline feature is genius (so long as you have the forethought to download the languages first).
A really first rate app.
Dazza6983 - Happy now
8 years I had trouble communicating with my in laws. I updated and tried the new conversation device. It was fantastic to communicate with them. Well done and keep up the good work.
RjVader1 - Books
Was reading a book that had lots of spanish. Of course, it didn’t really matter to read the spanish but my curiosity got the better of me. Of course, the live camera feature is a bit glitchy but it still helped me understand it!
Optimisticfish - What the hell where they thinking?
The ew update is terrible, you killed the camera function and the app is extremely laggy. Before I couldn’t even open the app without it crashing. What were you guys smoking when you made the new update?! Useless app now, the Apple built in translator is better then whatever you made out of a good translator.
#Emma35# - Must have
Thank you so much Google for this App 👏 I now can talk with my friends and can be able to understand them better and vice versa. I can’t imagine my life without it 😍❤️💙💚💛💜
Walpeg - Thank you Google Translate
Would have been so lost without this app. I travel quite frequently n finds it very useful. Does give me giggle every now n than with certain incorrect translation but it gives one an idea.
Donnie Zhang - Camera translation response speed is a delay and become slower than before
Camera translations speed is a delay and become slower than before
Critta-Inch - Great tool from my experience
This app had been a metaphorical life saver so far in Italy. The camera tool works a treat but must be kept steady or it gets a bit glitchy. Definitely worth a shot if you’re looking for a translation app.
Aussieboi576 - Best app in the world of translators!
Ok this app is really good and I don’t care if it doesn’t get your speech right . I speak a lot of spainish and it’s perfect for me and my family to speak with❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🏳️🌈 🇪🇸👍🏻😍🇪🇸🏳️🌈🥳🤩😍😇👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🏆🥇🏅
BradCodling - Spanish on iPhone
Using for my travels to South America . Downloaded offline Spanish. Works well with Net connection but not offline , maybe because of iOS ? But you can text what you want to say and comes up in Spanish, just not voice , unless connected to Net .
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Skeats00 - Add Grammatical Gender!
This is a great app and it works fantastically for many languages. The one thing I really want to see added is grammatical gender for languages such as French, Spanish, and Italian. I often find myself using google translate but then having to use a second app also to find the gender of the word in question. When you translate a single word or a sentence, it should say in small letters above the word “m” or “f” for masculine or feminine. Otherwise great app, but this change would be much appreciated!
Avatar Luke - How google has fallen
If this was just a few months ago, I would be giving a five star no problem.
However, I have noticed quite obviously that google has but "fused" some languages together. Languages such as traditional and simplified Chinese. I used to be able to switch between the two. Not anymore.
The only reason I even installed Google Translate was so I could interpret not only from simplified to traditional and vice-versa, but also because my family uses traditional. In fact, other countries also use traditional Chinese.
Google didn't just disappoint a fellow user giving a review, but disappointed many a countries.
I hope you realize this Google.
Thank you for your time. (If you even read this)
GatorGord - Translation
Translation works well, however the off-line option does not work unless you’re connected to the Internet.
Starlight1800975463 - French Small Problems
I was given words to learn by my French teacher. They included: Petit & Copain etc. I was told to out them together, I did. Together they mean ‘small friend’. Google translate turns the word to ‘boyfriend’. I’ve also seen other mistakes, not just in French. I believe everyone would be more appreciative if you fix these problems.
This translator is pretty good other than a few mistakes in certain languages. I do suggest you get it because I don’t think there are better ones out there.
Аааарапо - Отлично гуд очи вах вах вах
Приложение просто супер
Я отвечаю отличное просто
God of glory. - :(
Sometimes when I translate some words it makes me confused because my French teacher would say it to me because some words I don’t understand. I was translating a word I know until the translation put the word into a different meaning is the French translation French Canadian or French??? Please tell please. No wonder this app has gotten bad reviews for some people. This is app is still helpful but be careful with the app, it might make you get MIXED UP WITH SIMPLE WORDS UGH!
Specq - GET THIS NOW!!!!!
I’m not a bot, if that’s what you’re thinking. This app really helps me talk to my Spanish friend at school, and it’s the only translator app that I know that has FREE offline translation. THANK YOU!!!
17d8k - Regret updating
The new update is so bad … cannot even select the correct text manually and the auto select feature does not even translate properly. When i import the selected words to the translate homepage, it imports the already translated words which is incorrect and not the original text. Before the update I use to scan a photo and it’ll detect the words and then it’ll convert the photo words into text for me so I can at least copy and paste it somewhere else. Now there’s no such function.
Linutor - Worse
Since switching to Google lens for camera translation it has slowed to the point of being almost unusable, at least for Simplified Chinese. It was fantastic before.
Andrea0723 - Terrible upgrade.
I can no longer translate pictures word by word, and i also cant draw in kanji corrections anymore. All characters drawn in go to english, even on the Japanese keyboard.
IbnAde - Translation word by word
I used to be able to upload a picture into google translate and translate individual words by clicking on them and selecting a group of words to translate specific phrases or sentences, I can’t do that anymore after the latest update. I used to use that tool to help me learn language but now it just auto translates everything and I cant see what each individual word translates to in English, please revert to the original way that photos were translated. Thank you in advance for your support.
Hahtsuka - How to disable Google Lens on IOS? Nightmare!
I use Google Translate app a lot and as of January 31 2022, instead of the normal image text search, there’s a new thing called google lens. Is there a way to go back to the old image scanning feature as this totally screwed up the app.
Warlongxd - 新版相机翻译
GARFGARF - BRING BACK SCAN
The app is no good enough to handle full page translations. Way too innaccurate
I’d rather have the scan function back
Also app crashes like crazy when opening the camera roll
Rajabll - The new Update is very bad
The new Update is very bad
Ghdtchvg - Ew
I hate the new update. Change it back
AtomicRazor4 - New google lens camera “thumbs down”
The new so called upgrade for the camera (google lens) it is not user friendly. Also the on screen, “Spanish to English” translate buttons take up a lot of the screen area, limiting what your actually see when trying to translate.
Sure, bud - Latest update with Google Lens rendered in useable.
This app used to be simple and easy to use. With the introduction of the Google Lens you can’t disable on the app, scanning text for translations has made this useless. It wasn’t broken. So don’t change it. Functionality is near impossible now.
User1 BF fbe - Downgrade
The new update removed the button to translate pictures in your gallery? Super downgrade
Fleur0111 - Needs improvement
One of the things that does not work properly is the voice recognition feature.
Work on this app more as many of its features need to be improved.
Inu dog - Remove google lens!!!
Lens ruined the app. Impossible to use the camera
Fani1975 - So slow
Soooo. Slooooooww. Doesn’t translate like it once did. It lags and is so slow. Sadly will have to move to another translate application. Google Translate has been my go to for many years. Sadly not anymore.
It's all in your horrorscope - Ruined by Lens
Google Lens has utterly ruined this app. Say you want to translate a few lines of Japanese into English through the camera or a saved photo. Google Lens will treat each line as a separate sentence, translating them individually rather than in their complete context. Unsurprisingly, this gives you a completely inaccurate translation.
If you then select the text you want to more properly translate and tap “Send to Translate Home,” the app will take the already badly translated English text, translate it back into Japanese, and then translate that once more into English. You’re now even further off the mark than when you started. The “source” text that Lens pipes in to Translate isn’t the actual original text, making the entire exercise worthless.
This is beyond absurd.
Hakomi MinZ - i really don’t like the new version of app. version i hate:6.38.0
please just bring back the old, i really need to translate some photos and it’s not correct like the old version one
NobodylikesGoogleLens - google lens is absolutely atrocious
the new update made the camera feature basically non existent. practicality went out the window with this update.
Aiswaiting - Ridiculous update
How do we get back to the old version of this app? It updated a few months ago to some horrible lens scanning feature, now you can’t translate what you want or select things to translate. So bad
Ari_gamer0156 - New update kind of sucks
when scanning words, automatically turns into English. And I can’t see the original language or what it says absolute sucks 😐
Dickson Bone - BRING BACK SCAN ON CAMERA
Please add back the scan function for the camera, the lens translate isn’t as accurate, it always gives me wrong translations, and I can’t select what I want specifically. Not only that if the translation is broken even in the same sentence, I can’t select it all. The scan feature was the reason why I used google translate mobile but there isn’t a need anymore and will consider not using the app.
Toshisogood - TERRIBLE UPDATE
The update in January really messed up. I like to select Japanese text and not the English translation OF the Japanese text on camera scan.
Madina Sido - Fake
ok so first of all when i want to translate something it doesn’t do it correctly, I went to France and I wanted to by a drink but my french wasn’t the best so I decided I was gonna translate it and the worker laughed at me. He said that i asked him if i could get a large chandelier but I meant to say i wanted a large coffee! I was so embarrassed and I will never use it again!
19279926283 - 垃圾，越来越差
Sfgjkliutvnxsss do j - Text to speech
When I take a picture of the text I want to translate. When it picks up the words it doesn't translate them in the proper order it scrambles the words . this only started to happen after I recently updated it
The Boat Guy - Missing languages
Why are there no North American Indigenous languages like Cree, Anishinabe or Lakota?
Drukenlion - Misleading and anti Chinese
Recently its underlying agenda of antiChinese has come worse and worse. Discriminatory fake translations have surfaced in multiple occasions.
Just is soo bad - Random guy who you don’t know at all and it is private
Tooooo good although it is mixing up letters in in camera mode…but it is still a good APP!
Letgo stinks - Not very useful in real time/ Real life
I have to screenshot everything go to translate google translate upload pictures wait four minutes for it to scan just wanted to translate every conversation I have with somebody text message iMessage Facebook what’s appPlease upgrade this somehow so to work on other pages you say you’re associated with Facebook but you were not very helpful this app does not work very well with my iPhone XAnd yes I have the latest update my Samsung a10 S has these features where it will translate where I don’t have to screenshot and drag...
I do believe no one will see this because they won’t show negative where is your views views
Eve squad - MISE A JOUR!
Une mise à jour il traduit n'importe quoi il remplace des mots il traduit super mal.
Skiraga - Voice recognition is awful
The voice recognition is downright atrocious. It barely picks up any words at all and when it does, the words come out messed up and incorrect.
Gamergirl8234 - Booooo google
I hate this app it is so confusing and it fuses languages together before I was able to switch between different types of Chinese but now I can’t
Bad call google
I would not recommend this app
Bak'wam - Afrikaans
You should get a real Afrikaans speaker to give voice samples. I can’t hear the correct pronunciation on some words and phrases. Sometimes the computerized voice doesn’t even make the correct pronunciations, according to my South African in laws.
S̸u̸s̸s̸y̸b̸a̸k̸a̸ - Speech regions
Add more speech regions pls then I will rate 5 stars
ConsoleXPlor - Bof
Kiki 3473 - I suckes
This app sucks and I am a student so I thought it would help me but I didn't
Chrmd72 - ADD Chinese (Cantonese)
This app. currently translates Chinese
( Mandarin ) it would be better by including Chinese ( CANTONESE ).
Grubbbgrubbbsddie - Tackkkyy🤢🤨
Beta4ever - Picture access
It would be great if the app had access to pictures to translate from then
Yadadapps - Um
No need for reply. Ok. Just-oh shoot my iPhone is gonna die
Mama Mia 1979 - Freezes with new apple iOS 16 update
Up until I did the iOS 16 update it’s been great. But the moment I went to use it. The screen was freezing and it was slow. Had to download another app that was more reliable.
Mimi685Mia - It says something different from real life
So I know French but I am English but in google translate I have experience stuff that is not true I was trying to learn a little bit more French but it said something like different than the actual thing it said something else then Sava Bien which means I’m good bye the way and it said something else then sava mal which also means I am bad so can you change that please I really wanted to say actual stuff
Atlas 2 - Clearing translations
Very good translator, if not the best, but I think that clearing translations, that are not required anymore, should be provided in an easier way, than it is provided currently. If someone wants to keep it, can add it to the favourites, but majority of translations are “one time” translations. One button “clear it” option?
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