Have you ever been surfing and found a great looking website, but you can’t understand a word on it because it is in a language that you don’t speak?
Well, there is a way that you can translate the entire website into your native language. No, you don’t have to start taking college classes to learn a new language! It is a much simpler method than that and it is extremely fast too! It’s called Google Translate and today I will show you how to use it.
I’m quite active on Twitter and not only do I follow a lot of people, but I also have a lot of people follow me back. The great thing about it is that these people are from all over the world, however some of them do not speak English.
Go to GOOGLE.COM.
Click GOOGLE TRANSLATE
I copied and pasted the Twitter tweet message into the blank square. GOOGLE TRANSLATE detected the language as Russian.
I chose English to translate it into and the tweet said, “Always welcome!”
If the translation had not been clear, I could ask for an alternate translation by hovering over the word I wanted to see other translation choices. A small box will pop up that says CLICK TO EDIT AND SEE ALTERNATE TRANSLATIONS.
After clicking, another box will appear listing all the alternate translations.
I wanted to respond back to the tweet in Russian, so I cleared the translation box and typed my message in the box. I chose the language I speak (English) and then the language to translate it to which in this case is Russian.
There are many languages that you can use and they can be accessed by the dropdown arrow on both the TO and FROM choices.
Listening On Google Translate
The GOOGLE TRANSLATE site can do more than just translate. Let’s use this tweet as an example.
I copied and pasted it in the translate box which detected it as being Korean and then gave me the English translation.
I can listen to the English translation by clicking the LISTEN button.
I can also listen to the original Korean message in the same way.
I think being able to listen in other languages is just TOO COOL!
Translate Entire Websites With Google Translate
GOOGLE TRANSLATE will also translate an entire website at once.
Copy the site’s URL.
Paste the URL link in the translation box.
In the translated box, click the URL to view the translated website.
Now it is in English and I have no problem understanding the site!
At any time you can have it translated back to the original language by clicking ORIGINAL.
Find Foreign Language Websites
Let’s find some foreign language websites using Google Translate.
Search for a term in your native language. I chose “redhead” – wonder why I thought of that one? LOL
In the left column, choose SHOW SEARCH TOOLS. This will cause more choices to populate.
In the left column, choose TRANSLATED FOREIGN PAGES.
The sites that appear will show the original language it was translated from – several languages will appear and you can add as many language choices as you want to view.
Let’s see some Italian women’s shoes just for the heck of it.
Alrighty then! These shoes are definitely different than the ones in American stores.
I think I like the pink and green shoes. LOL
I love Google Translate and use it all the time. I love looking at blogs from around the world. It helps the world not feel like such a big place after all.
Do you already use Google Translate? If not, do you see value in using Google Translate now?