Google Translate App Reviews


Google Translate App Description & Overview

What is google translate app? Translate between up to 133 languages. Feature support varies by language:
• Text: Translate between languages by typing
• Offline: Translate with no internet connection
• Instant camera translation: Translate text in images instantly by just pointing your camera
• Photos: Translate text in taken or imported photos
• Conversations: Translate bilingual conversations on the fly
• Handwriting: Draw text characters instead of typing
• Phrasebook: Star and save translated words and phrases for future reference

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, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bambara, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dogri, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Ewe, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Guarani, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Ilocano, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Konkani, Korean, Krio, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Luganda, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Maithili, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Meiteilon (Manipuri), Mizo, Mongolian, Myanmar (Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Odia (Oriya), Oromo, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Sanskrit, Scots Gaelic, Sepedi, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tigrinya, Tsonga, Turkish, Turkmen, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu

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App Name Google Translate
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Updated 26 July 2023, Wednesday
File Size 153.96 MB

Google Translate Comments & Reviews 2023

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!!!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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! :)

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.

Great app ruined by update. This was an incredibly useful app that I used for reading Japanese characters that I was not familiar with. It would provide the reading in Japanese along with the translation into English or another language. The update changed the ocr function and now it uses google lens which is terrible in this case. The text is automatically translated into English and I have to change the setting every time I use it to “show original language” just to be able to find the character I am trying to read. Please add the option to disable the automatic translation function for the camera. Also the word selection is buggy. I used to be able to highlight exactly what I wanted to translate. Now it tries to auto-select words and frequently selects parts of text I don’t need or won’t select the text I want. Please switch back to manually highlight method or make it an option. Finally, please bring back the reading/pronunciation of the original word (the reading of the Japanese character in this case). This app was a 6 stars out of 5 before. After this update to google lens it’s just 2 since the functionality I relied on is gone now. I give it 2 stars because it is still useful for translating European languages.

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.

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.

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.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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?

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!).

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.

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.

Translates well for the most part, but some issues.. I’m not going to give a detailed review. The translator works pretty well for the languages I use. But some things it resolutely does not want to learn to improve and I’m not sure why. But I can’t go into that. I just want to ask about the continual problem with “Can’t add to history. Try again later.” Everything works fine with a new installation of the app, for a few weeks. Then these error messages start coming in with every translation. It’s super annoying because it’s a pop up that keeps you from doing what you thought you were doing, like copying the translation. So you go back into WhatsApp, say, to paste in the translated response, and instead you’re pasting in something you had previously copied, because your attempted copy didn’t take, because it was too busy telling you that it couldn’t add to your history for some unknown reason. It’s all so exhausting to describe, let alone to use. Just fix it, guys. All these things that just don’t work right are sapping our life blood away. Time waits for no one. Please fix.

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. Pros: - 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. Cons: - 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.

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.

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.

Please read this google!. I like google translate a LOT, but there is still problems: 1: even when I have internet connection I can’t use the camera feature. The camera is what I would like you most to update. I can only select languages I have downloaded even when I go to settings and I have a STRONG INTERNET CONNECTION with my network. 2: I can’t use detect language on the app. Not on the camera OR on regular translation which I find annoying. But I can use it on browser!!! 3: my camera automatically goes to danish even when I CLEARLY SELECT ANOTHER LANGUAGE. It’s really annoying!!! 4: your google chrome extension is kinda hard to work. I double or triple click a word and the button DOESNT SHOW UP!!! Even when the button does come up, IT DOESNT TRANSLATE!!! I have found these problems on my iPhone SE that has iOS 16.2 and a Microsoft computer at a school. PLEASE fix these problems!!!

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.

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! ♥️🤠

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! 🤭 Thanks again, Kathi S. Ohio

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!!

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.

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!!!! 😊

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.

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.

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!!!!

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.

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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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

Dialect. The filipino language has more than one version of their language. Could google translate, translate the Bicol language fluently, from Bicol to english ? I think the tagalog language needs improvement. when listening to translate from tagalog to english, as well.

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.

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.

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 👍

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

Chinese can be difficult. Sometimes in Chinese, the reading can go from top to bottom. Instead of writing from left to right. This can be difficult when trying to take a photo and translate it, as google translate only reads from left to right. (Like traditional menus in Taiwan.) Although the app is very good sometimes I’m left in a tight spot ordering food because I can only read a few characters and google translate can’t help me out. The app is very good, I just have this feedback that I hope can be fixed!

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. 😅❤️

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.

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!

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.

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)

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.🙃🥰😗😜😙😚😀

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 😍❤️💙💚💛💜

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!!!

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 :)

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

Inaccurate translations can occur a lot. Google translate is not very good in my opinion, it can be very inaccurate and if you swap the language (e.g If you are translating english into Arabic, and swap the positions, making it translate arabic to English) the text will change, this is a weird malfunction, google translate also has no alternatives of the text (e.g Hola chicos translated into english) It would just say Hello boys, no alternatives like Hello guys. If you are looking to translate languages like Spanish, Swedish, French, Japanese, Italian, Chinese etc, use DeepL translate instead, it is a great translating app and will find the translated text quickly and accurately, it has alternatives for the text, and it has 29 languages, it is so much better than google translate, so start using it if you are trying to translate languages like Spanish, Swedish, French, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, those types of languages

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.

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.

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.

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!

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. Please fix. (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.)

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! Regards, Jinny

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.

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.

Voice Prompt Useless. When using the microphone to speak the source language, it takes too long to stop processing what you’ve said to give you the translation in the target language. And iPad chrome browser won’t let you use the microphone function that way either.

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Отлично гуд очи вах вах вах. Все отлично Приложение просто супер Я отвечаю отличное просто Советую воспользоваться

Downgrade. The new update removed the button to translate pictures in your gallery? Super downgrade

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

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.

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.

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 😐

ADD Chinese (Cantonese). This app. currently translates Chinese ( Mandarin ) it would be better by including Chinese ( CANTONESE ).

The new Update is very bad. The new Update is very bad

Missing languages. Why are there no North American Indigenous languages like Cree, Anishinabe or Lakota?

垃圾,越来越差. 越更新越垃圾,我pixel上的被强制跟新了,原先的设计很好,现在的跟坨屎一样,我不是智障,不需要简单的页面,那是给孩子用的

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

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

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.

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.

Bad translation. What is this?! The translations are very useless and wrong!

Trash. The update is trash, the listening doesn’t work, why don’t you redirect some of your marketing money and actually fix the app

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.

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.

Misleading and anti Chinese. Recently its underlying agenda of antiChinese has come worse and worse. Discriminatory fake translations have surfaced in multiple occasions.

MISE A JOUR!. Fait Une mise à jour il traduit n'importe quoi il remplace des mots il traduit super mal.

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.

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!

Ew. I hate the new update. Change it back

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

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.

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

:(. 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!

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.

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!!!

Translation. Translation works well, however the off-line option does not work unless you’re connected to the Internet.

Doesn’t work. I downloaded the app and for a while everything was fine, but for some reason now the app is broken. If I try to use it, it shows the logo for a bit and then kicks me out as if it crashed, but it repeats. It’s unusable.

Slow. It takes like 20 second to load saved translations and it types one char each 10 seconds. Long story short, super slow and useless

Thank you. thank you

新版相机翻译. 新的相机翻译垃圾死了,完全没办法选择性翻译,正是没法选择文字翻译,相机自动全面翻译简直是跟屎一样,还不如我手打上去,什么时候改回去啊?新的太烂了

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!

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.

google lens is absolutely atrocious. the new update made the camera feature basically non existent. practicality went out the window with this update.

Remove google lens!!!. Lens ruined the app. Impossible to use the camera

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.

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

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)

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

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.

Terrible app. Google Translate used to be the best. Now the app freezes up, the camera function has been stripped down and is brutally impractical to use!

Inefficace. Beaucoup trop lent ces derniers temps…

Freeze. When you start typing keyboard getting freeze and typing 15 seconds later. 13Pro Max

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!

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.

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.

Doesn’t work. Every time the program freezes when you start typing a word, it is not possible to use it at all. I have iPhone 12pro

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Update suggestions. The app is great and helps when I don’t understand a language but I have an idea what if you guys make it a keyboard for iOS that you turn on it the settings like you did food Gboard so when you want to translate something you don’t have to leave the app your on to use it idk about anyone else but I think that would be useful like even if you didn’t turn the hole app based around that just have a setting in the app to let you turn it like that on and off and make it with the allow full access thing that would be cool to see added thank you ~Brian

A must have when traveling. Recently back from Colombia, and having the translator made certain encounters almost life saving. I had an accident, and had to rely on the goodness of strangers for assistance in getting to the hospital. Unfortunately I was far from a hospital and it took many people to make it all happen. Luckily I had the translator and everyone was able to understand my situation, and I was able to get to the hospital and all ended up well. In case of a poor data or WiFi I only discovered later than I could have downloaded a language - that would have helped greatly on less intense situations. Next time for sure.

My mother in law is Japanese. 18 years ago, my mother in law passed away. She left behind numerous family photos and letters with her handwriting, all in Japanese. My husband didn’t learn how to read Japanese, he only knows English. I used this app today and for the first time, we know what she wrote on the photos. My husband got all choked up too. He saw cute comments that his mom noted on photos from back when he was a child. Things he never thought he’d ever know what they said. I’m really looking forward to digging out the box of letters. Many were from her sisters who still lived in Japan. Thank you for this app.

Newest version has poor user interface. I loved the previous Google Translate version. It was easy to use and very simple; pretty good translations, too. I used it several times a week. Now, I have the updated version. I don’t like this new version because it requires me to learn how to use it, again. It is not self evident how to use it. Things are in different locations. It doesn’t copy and paste and translate like it once did. If I could, I’d uninstall the new version and go back to the old version. I dropped my rating from 5 stars to 3 stars, and I feel that 3 stars is being generous, but I give credit for the good translation, and take away credit for the poor, less user friendly interface. You guys goofed up.

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.

Removed Key Features. This app used to be incredibly helpful for assistance with language learning. I used this app to look up words and kanji in Japanese. However, they have now removed the scan feature, which allowed users to take a photo and highlight individual words and sentences for translation. Now the only option is live translation, which doesn’t help you look up individual words and does not display the text in the original language at all. When translating whole sentences or paragraphs from languages like Japanese to English, the translation will often be very broken and unusable. Please restore the scan feature to help remedy these issues and help language learners. Without it, I’ll have to look for an alternative app, because this one just can’t do what I need anymore.

This app has been a lot helpful to me. I was able to teach kids from middle eastern countries using the google translator while they had no English language skills. This app make life easier for people raveling to different countries or for people interacting with people with other languages. There may be some issues here and there while translating English to Arabic but it's gonna do at least 75% of the tasks.. having this app made it very easier for me than not having it.. so kudos to the team at google working on this se beautiful applications and making life easier..

Bring back highlight section. While the live feature is pretty cool, it’s annoying to not be able to isolate and translate a portion of the text. Especially if you don’t want the whole thing or suspect that the translation is incorrect and want to know just a single word. Not having this feature any longer is extremely frustrating. Also, please bring back the pinch to zoom out function in the window portion. Not sure what it’s called. But the option you click when you want the translation to go full screen with the blue background. It comes out huge and cuts off in weird places, sometimes in the middle of a word. You used to be able to zoom it out to make it smaller. Please bring that back.

Becoming less reliable over other translator apps. I’m living in China and while I don’t know the language yet, in learning so a reliable translator app is essential to me. Google services don’t work here so that’s why I downloaded the language I needed for offline use. However, recently Google Translator has become unreliable. I will type something for it to translate or have someone speak into my phone to have it translated, oftentimes Google translator will not translate it to English, instead it will just try to load the translation. The blue arrow has a circle that keeps spinning around it until it says Network Error. What’s the point of offline mode if the app won’t always work offline?

Worst Update Ever. I primarily use Translate with two languages, and it was easy to flip them back and forth to translate. Now I’m forced to let Translate “recognize” the input language (which it sometimes does incorrectly because the script is used for multiple languages), then go in and manually choose my output language. Extra steps—super frustrating! I also echo the reviews that say that the new camera function translation is also awful. Translate is so poor that it’s really helpful to translate one word and cross-check the original context with the translation, but the new camera function just overlays the translation on top, and it’s often undecipherable. Time to search for a better translation app! Newer isn’t always better.

Worthless. This was my go to app for translating back and forth between English and Spanish and Italian. Now it’s almost useless. Most of the time now I keep getting an error message saying google translate was unable to establish a network connection to fulfill my request and to check my network connection. However, my internet connection is fine. It works both on my home WiFi and in my phone’s 4G connection. What’s weird is that it didn’t work while I was on my home WiFi, so I disconnected and used the app successfully on my 4G. Then after several successful translations I got the same message. Earlier I got the error message which went away after uninstalling and reinstalling the app. I’m just done now. Can’t wait to find a translate app that works.

Not where I am in China. I only gave it some stars because it gave me the confidence to leave the hotel and wander around. However, the five different people I used it with just shook their heads and smiled. I had to find other ways to communicate because they had no idea what the translation meant. (I know they wanted to be polite so I wouldn’t lose face, but we still all had a good laugh at my sign language attempts.) Maybe it’s a different dialect in Wuhan, or maybe I first need to think in Chinese syntax and then speak my English. But I need to find another app for the rest of my trip. (Here is where I may give the benefit of the doubt: Google is blocked by the government here, so maybe the people don’t want to admit having even looked at it.)

#1 translator! (no money). Ignore the 1/2 stars. THIS APP IS AMAZING! I tried this app and been using it. Last time we went to Brazil and an alarm went on. We needed to check it and I used the translator to see the message. It was a drill but I could have not been a test! Very good app! You can put camera on and it will translate in IRL! This is also the first translator so any other translator won’t work on it may be bad and “COULD STALK YOU”! I recommend using this translator because this is made by the official google. Any other translator “may stalk you”. Thanks for reading this!

This App is like Science Fiction!. We just got back from two weeks in Italy and even though the majority of the people we encountered spoke some English, this app came in handy several times. The app let me communicate with our Uber driver who spoke no English just by speaking in English and it repeated what I said in Italian without pressing any buttons and the driver spoke to me in Italian and it repeated in English with no stopping. The most amazing feature was being able to hold the camera up to a sign a sign and the app translated the it into English magically before my eyes just like something from a science fiction movie. This app is amazing!

It feels like the update was downgraded.. The recent update was okay but when using the camera I liked being able to highlight what kanji I wanted translated because it made the sentences at least 90% more sense than automatic translate with the camera ever did. Also, with Japanese sometimes there are small hiraganas next to kanji’s that confuses the camera and messes up the translation pretty badly which is where the highlighting comes in handy because I would have the choice to leave them out. Not anymore though. Unfortunately the highlighting option seems to have been taken away with the recent update...i hope it will be put back someday soon!

i love you google translate. Dear google translate, you are single handedly the reason why I am passing French and I want you to know that you are amazing, incredible, wonderful, lovely. I just want to say that if I had the option I would give you more stars. I love you more than Harry Styles and that is definitely saying a lot. This app is amazing and now with the camera feature !!!! I am truly proud of this apps glowup and how much love you have shown to me and students worldwide who are taking french. Keep staying strong queen I hope you know that you are AND WILL BE appreciated 🥰🥰 i am currently giving you an air kiss bae.

Good except in poor service. In many cases when I use this app there is spotty cell service. When there is absolutely no service, or when my phones cell service is turned off, the app is quick to translate. But if the phone is connected to very bad, or on-and-off cell service, the app tries to use online functionality and instead just stalls and does nothing; no translation. Same thing with spotty wifi. It would be nice to have a setting, “Number of seconds to attempt an online translation before using offline saved languages: __” for example.

Small Mistakes here and there but a lifesaver. Could not live without this app! occasionally some translations are wrong (depending on the language) but that’s as to be expected when there isn’t always an equivalent to it in the same language. i would REALLY love it if the developers would add Slovenian to the text to speech list! it would be SUCH a lifesaver! oftentimes pronunciation can be really tricky in slovene for native english speakers and it’s hard to find many resources that have audio files for the words. it would really mean a lot to me and many others who work hard to find resources to learn it from (which can be few)

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! 🤭 Thanks again, Kathi S. Ohio

Request. بۆ/ وەرگێرانى گۆگل To /Google Translate Greeting of peace and prosperity to you all, we would like to extend our sincere greetings for the “Google Translate Community”. We would like to request our language to be in your site and app., as you see Kurdish-Sorani does not exist in the list of Google Translate, the language is spoken in Northern Iraq (Kurdistan Region) officially, and at the same time the language is spoken in Iran. More than 45 million Kurds need the language in the world, and it is spoken and official in northern Iraq /Kurdistan Region, government uses the language in all the departments of governmental offices , the language is used in schools, directorates, and all other official places in Kurdistan Region, so please accept our request, it is very important to students and people, even for government and merchants, teachers, students, and so on. We need Kurdish Sorani on Google translate so that we will not have problem of inaccurate translation from other languages. Thank you, best regards. "سوپاس بۆ وەرگێرنى گۆگل" "Thanks to Google Translate"

Terrible after its recent updates. Terrible functionality now. Now they no longer give you the option to select what portions of an image to scan and translate (you used to be able to highlight what you want to scan and see the translation of). They also no longer give you text of the original language after it’s scanned from your cell phone camera or an image. Coupled with such lousy and unreliable translations, this program has become completely worthless to me, while it used to be my go-to program a couple years ago. Before, if I took a picture of a label or a paragraph from a book in Chinese, for instance, I could select it sentence by sentence, and also copy/paste to a dictionary. That functionality is gone. I can’t recommend this app to anyone now.

Great App Especially In China. We just got back from six weeks in China where we used the app frequently. Sometimes for a simple translation- “do you have almond mile” to a very involved one in the phone store trying to get a Chinese sim card and set up a pay plan. We thought it was magic. We’d say “How much is it to switch the sim card” the app would then say this in Chinese. We’d give the phone to the clerk who would give the answer in Chinese and hand the phone back to us to hear her answer in English. We must have gone back and forth ten times or more. We got the card, set up a plan. Piece of cake.

Mixed results with app functions. The typed text translation seems to be generally correct, and the list of synonyms or similar words/phrases provided under some text entries is wonderful. However, there are small errors with grammar, and the image-to-text translations is questionable. For example: I’ve tried to use the image translation for model-kit instructions, and it didn’t work very well. At first I thought maybe it was just a language issue, but the translation constantly changing and parts of the text not being picked up at all/ omitted completely proved my initial thought false. Just to be sure, I typed in the text manually, and it came out fine, so I know that the image translation was the issue. TLDR: Pretty good for text translation, questionable image translation, and small issues/bugs that appear and disappear every so often. I really do hope that this app is worked on and improved, as a offline version of google translate sounds lovely, but I don’t see much changing. 6/10 Overall

Works but glitchy. I use this app bc I am pretty good in Spanish and German, but a lot of times I run my messages from others through Google Translate so that I know I am fully understanding what the other person said if I’m not 100% confident I can translate every word. It’s more of a verification tool for me. My issue is, if I’m having a fast-paced, back and forth conversation, where I’m using it repeatedly to verify messages, the app will start freezing and glitching. Which slows my ability to verify my understanding and respond to the other person. I will close out the app and restart it, which helps momentarily, but if I use it repeatedly again, it keeps happening.

Loss of scan for text decreased this app’s usefulness. When the app updated the camera/image function to be Google Lens only, it removed one of the most useful features for those of us who deal with written foreign languages on a regular basis. The instant translation function is very unreliable in the language I deal with (Japanese), and I used the scan for text function almost exclusively because it had the best chance of recognizing full sentences that continued to the next line or row. The scan for text also gave the user a chance to correct any inconsistencies in the scanned text, whereas it is impossible to select specific words or groups of text with Google Lens. I hope they bring the scan for text feature back. Until then, I’ll have to use other translation tools and will avoid using the Google Translation app.

Peru Experience Transformed!. This app was such a huge help when I traveled to Peru last August. I only know a few words here and there in Spanish. I used the conversation portion heavily when communicating with the family that was hosting me. I used it on my tours throught Cusco when learning about the ancient ruins. I also wish I knew about the photo future because I definitely would have used it then. I only wish it worked a little better offline. Otherwise it made a huge difference traveling alone and I highly recommend!

So cumbersome. This version of the app is very unintuitive. It still works, sort of, but when you’re in a pinch you’re spending more time trying to figure out how to use the app than translating. In previous versions you could quickly translate and reverse translate everything. In this version you really have to have your languages set before you start typing anything or else it takes a number of steps to navigate to the language you want. Often, I’ll type a word in Spanish but the app thinks I’m typing a word in English and it tells me that the Spanish word for the word I’ve just typed is the same word. It’s true, but I can’t quickly “flip” between the languages and instead have to indicate Spanish then retype the word. Time consuming without practice.

Nice, I have a suggestion for improvement. Language identification. I like to buy foreign MRE’S to try, says this app helps me have an idea of what I’m going to be eating before opening it LOL. The only suggestion that I have is it would be nice to have an option to identify a language, and what I mean by that is if you’re looking at writing and you don’t know the language to select it would be nice if you could show it to Google translate and it could tell you which language you’re looking at. Something to think about guys that would be really really nice

Problem with the new look. I really love this app, it’s wonderful, powerful and a big help to so many people around the world but I really hate this new look, the new look is not practical at all, the previous one was really comfortable and easy to use and find words and everything about them. You could easily check all about the word you searched but now it’s so annoying and I don’t have access to all those information that I used to have. Why did you do that Google! WHY!

More than a translator! Top notch assistive technology/text to speech!. I hope Google will start also marketing this as the incredible speech to text technology that it is. Fantastic tool for folks with dyslexia, ADHD, vision loss, or who just like to hear what they are reading. I spent thousands on a special handheld device for my son who has dyslexia. Literally days later I was playing around with this app and found it’s hidden use. No other text to speech device that I know of can beat Google’s AI technology. It’s truly life changing and more people need to know about it!

Saved my Trip. OMG!!! When you are a lone person in Japan and not a very good Japanese vocabulary it’s tough to get around and understand the language. Man this app got me through a couple of conversations that saved my trip and got me back to the airport in time to get on my connecting flight on a very long layover. Is that awesome or what ? I love this app. I learned a few phrases and words that I didn’t know and was able to ask directions and get on the right bus and get back to the airport. But also was able to ask about a few movies I was searching for and a few action figures I was looking for. Awesome app.

Disappointed. I had high hopes for this but can see right away it will be useless for my needs. When trying to communicate with someone in real time, the last thing you need is favorites or history, yet that keeps popping up and taking 75% of the screen and you cannot easily get out of it. The most important thing is the swap function so once you translate something you swap it to make sure it translates back correctly so you don’t cause an argument or say something stupid but the swap here doesn’t work properly at all it just swaps language positions for the next person to type rather than swapping the translation itself for checking the accuracy of the translation in case you need to reword what you want to say. You got this right in your browser but not in your app. Disappointing.

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.

Useful, but be cautious. I use google translate all the time and find it useful to define word and phrases. However, when I try using the translations to converse with native speakers, they often do not understand what I am saying because the translation is off or completely out of context. For example “I need some bags” translated into Spanish came out as “I need some pants” when translated back to English the way any normal person would speak. I had this same problem using google duo to learn languages, as the AI translations seem too rigid to mimic how language is used in conversation. The one feature though that is SUPER COOL is how you can take pictures of writing in any language and it will translate the written words for you! This is awesome! So, this app definitely has some redeeming qualities, in my opinion

Identified and translated pictures. The app was able to suggest the language, and then translate it. My 4 year old somehow changed the language on his tablet to Hungarian and I was having a hard time identifying the foreign language let alone figuring out of to change the language settings. It was so much easier after Google Translate suggested it was Hungarian and then took pictures of each page until I found the settings and languages tab. Thank you sooo much for making this app!

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.

Want the female voice back for KOREAN. I have been using the google translate app for over a year and it’s default for English to Korean or Korean to English was always a female voice. About 2 weeks ago, this changed over night without noticed. Now, the Korean voice is default to a male voice. Why did you take away the female voice? I am learning Korean and a female. I would be willing to pay for the app if there is an option for female voices. And if you are trying to improve the app, users should be able to have an option to choose the voice gender. Google taking away the female voice just doesn’t make sense to me because you already have that function to begin with.

Great for. A wonderful product. And yet, it is impossible that the googs are unaware of the sexism issues they designed into it, and more than dismaying that these have not been corrected. I think all female users of Spanish and Italian translations to/from English should consider a class action lawsuit related to the constant slaps in the face we endure from this app's male-gendrist design: 1) Google assumes and defaults to male subjects: Frequent occasions where the app provides a translation with the pronoun(s) "he, him, his" when "she, her, hers" would be equally valid. There is no reason any longer to use male as the default translation gender. Both sentence versions should be offered by the app, with the female version shown first at least half the time. 2) Google chooses different translations by gender; e.g. the app makes different verb choices depending upon whether the subject of the input sentence is male or female. Example: "She's busy." È impegnata. "He's busy." È occupato. I am beyond irritated. I'm angry at rich powerful google for making half of us put up with what the other half doesn't. Fixing these isn't rocket science.

KURDISTAN. Dear Google team I hope this message finds you well. We are a group of linguists in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. We kindly request and ask for your help to add (Kurdish-Badini) to Google. There is ( Kurdish-Kurmanji ) currently. However, more than 2.5 millions Kurds speak and write ( Badini ) , which is has Arabic alphabet style. Your support of adding Kurdish-Badini dialect will help this large accent speakers to search and access Google more smoothly. Our group is ready to support this accent with words and dictionary once you add it to Google. We hope that you review our request. Looking forward to hearing from you.

does the job, but not as well as it used to. google translate’s mandarin <-> english translations are decent but not amazing. the main advantage it has over deepL and baidu is that it gives a good pinyin breakdown of the input/output text, but its accuracy, especially compared to deepL, is not as good. as many others have mentioned, removing the ability to select text in the live translation view is a major step backwards. it’s especially frustrating with a language like chinese where there is no separation between words; before they removed this feature, selecting individual characters was easy, but now it’s simply not possible. this makes the app nearly useless for figuring out what a single character means. reintroducing this feature would make the app considerably more useful.

You Cannot Go Wrong With Google!!. I have had this app for sometime and used it last summer in Germany. The only sales person had been on the phone for over 20 minutes. I typed in "watch in front case" and turned my phone so she could see it in big letters. She shook her head yes and finally got off the phone. I did buy the watch. Next week I am going to Greece. I need to use the translation app off line. Google says they can do it and I believe them. Have fun with different languages, but remember how big Google is and they will do their best to help!!

Awesome Translation. Although other people are saying that this App is loaded with bugs? Not to me, I'm using iPhone and this apps is free download and it works awesome without a problem at all. I love this app so much based in my own experienced, this is five star. Maybe those who complain about bugs and other problems just don't have the best and safest phone. Try to use this App with iPhone. iPhone supposed to be the safest phone compare to other brand. Thank you Google translate for this App. It helps me a lot to learn and improve my Norwegian. It's the best translation App!!! It's free!!!

Network Error. When I try to put a different language text into the app it keeps on saying network error and saying that it was unable to establish a connection to fulfill my request. But when I try to break apart some of my text into smaller amount of text it works. Doing that way works too but it takes too much time to break apart the text everytime. I did the whole text and it works fine before but now it doesn’t work anymore with the network error popping up and it makes my life inconvenient compare to before. I ask for google team to fix this problem for me because it is creating a huge inconvenience to me and my life as well. Thank you.

Recent update made this app HEAPS better!. I have been using Google Translate for years to aid me in learning Japanese and playing Japanese video games. Over the years, I’ve relied heavily on the app’s camera feature which allows you to point your camera at some text and translate it in real time. The thing is, it’s always been a bit wonky. But this recent update… this is the best it’s been in years. Translations process much quicker and the app has gotten smarter with scanning text. It’s a huge step in the right direction, I hope the keep improving on this.

Bring back the ability to select from images please.. The new image translate is terrible. So many people often need to translate just one sentence, or else have an image/screenshot that has multiple languages. That is almost ALWAYS the case for me and the image translate is essentially unusable for me now. Especially because I find that the translations are LESS accurate when the app is being asked to translate a large block of text — understandable, since there is more grammar&etc to work with — but this just makes everything so much harder. Not to mention the ability to break it down and see each word is super helpful if you are actually trying to learn a language. They’ve basically replaced the image library translation with something much more like the AR instant live camera one (which I never used).

Translates text fine, but voice translation is 0% effective. If you want to type text in, this works pretty well (although I only tried a few simple test words). The handwriting feature also seems to work well, although I’m not sure why you wouldn’t just type instead. However, the voice and conversation features haven’t worked for even a single word yet. That was the only reason I downloaded the app. I used it with different tv shows, and maybe it’s because it’s not actual live speech, but I would think it should be able to pick up at least some of the words. I tried many shows and a few different languages, and it didn’t grab even a word correctly.

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.

Changed functionality with imported photos. Translate is an app that I have relied on for several years. However, I have been surprised and at a loss with some recent changes. At first, I thought it was me, but I see others are remarking on the same things. Specifically, in the paste, I could import a photo with a target language to be translated and select the specific text to be translated. Now, it seems that I can choose a photo, but the screen displays the translation without an option to choose any specific text for translation. When sent for translation. The whole things is translated and is very confusing. Thankfully, it does seem the original text is including, but it’s not clear where everything is relative to everything else.

Uh ok... Ok so, I have had Google Translate for many years. I loved it. A few months ago, I Tried learning Russian. I just thought it would be an interesting language to learn. Everything was awesome. I was writing it down, and barely memorizing it.. 😂 I loved (trying) to learn Russian until the very day we wrote this review. I was going to translate Hi, even though I had already memorized it. If you don’t know, Hi in Russian is Привет. It sort of sounds like ‘preeviat’ 😂, but when I translated it again, it had something different. It gave me this translation, “Здравствуй.” I am not saying it’s a bad app, I mean, it is only one language that I have noticed, but if you see this, can you please answer why it changed? Thank you so much! Bye y’all!

Severe problems to automatically detect languages.. The current version of translate appears to have a problem of detecting the correct language. This hasn’t been a problem in the past. This happens In conversation/dual language mode were no choice/preference for one of the two languages pairs is set. Here, the app would quite frequently “translate” English sentences into English rather then translating them into German or Spanish. This is a very avoidable flaw. For example the spoken sentence “Hello how are you doing?” Is just repeated as “Hello how are you doing?” rather than translated to “Hallo, wie geht es Ihnen?”. A simple comparison of the input sentence and the translation should illustrate this problem to an evaluation / quality control algorithm to assess this problem on your server. No artificial intelligence needed. Please fix this!

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Price Free
Adult Rating 4+ years and older
Current Version 7.10.0
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The application Google Translate was published in the category Reference on 08 February 2011, Tuesday and was developed by Google LLC [Developer ID: 281956209]. This program file size is 153.96 MB. This app has been rated by 73,212 users and has a rating of 4.3 out of 5. Google Translate - Reference app posted on 26 July 2023, Wednesday current version is 7.10.0 and works well on iOS 14.0 and higher versions. Google Play ID: Languages supported by the app:

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