Daniel Futerman // Creative in Motion
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8 Hidden Google Translate Features

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8 Hidden Google Translate Features

We’re all familiar with Google Translate – it’s a free translation service that provides translations into 80+ different languages. Quite impressive isn’t it?

Well, that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Most people use Google translate to translate words or sentences, but only a few leverage the full powers of this feature-packed free tool.

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1. Better understand your language (i.e. English to English)

With Google Translate, you can do more than just translate a word between two languages. You can also use it better understand unfamiliar words.

When you type (or paste) a word into Google translate, you’ll be presented with the following information:

Google Translate features and options explained

2. Translate documents

You can upload and translate documents by clicking on the “Translate a document” link that appears in the text box.

Translate a document with Google Translate

3. Translate web sites to any language

Type a website URL into the translation box and select the desired translation language. Then click on the link (in the results page) and you will be transferred to the website in the desired language.


4. Speak to translate

If you know what a word sounds like but don’t know how to write it, you can use ask Google translate by saying the word into your microphone.

Click on the microphone icon in the left corner to turn on speech input, and talk away!

Google Translate Speak to Translate

5. Save Phrases

Once logged into your Google account, you can save particular translations to your personal phrasebook that can be accessed anytime by any one of your devices. You can even export your phrases to Google sheets if you need to.


6. Improve translation

If you translate a word from a different language but aren’t satisfied with the result – you can suggest a better term instead.

suggest improvements to Google Translation

7. Listen to the translation

If you’re struggling to understand how to pronounce a particular word, you can click on the speaker icon in the results tab to hear the word.


8. More definitions for a word

If you’d like to see other optional translations for a specific word in a sentence, you can click on the word and Google will prompt you with several other options (see point 6 above).

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More interesting things you should know:

Google Translate App:

Google Chrome, Google Plus & Your Website:

Using Google Translate in other ways? Let me know!

This is part of the 21 Google tips & tricks Series. Check out the other posts!

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Daniel Futerman // Creative in Motion. I work from my home office, set my own hours and do business with amazing clients worldwide. Love my job. I strive to help creatives like yourself reach the next milestone of their freelance career.

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