Translating pages, sentences, and words

Translating pages

Translating a page to your native language

Yandex.Browser automatically detects the language of a loaded page and opens the translation bar for foreign-language pages:

  • Click the Translate to English button to have the browser translate the text on this page to English.

  • If the browser has incorrectly detected the language on the page, choose it manually by clicking   → Translate from another language → <name of language>.

Restriction. If your browser's language is Chinese, Japanese, or Kazakh, the translation panel will not appear.

Re-translating a page

After translating a page, the user can choose a different language and translate the page again. This is useful for translating a page to a specific language other than the user's native language.

To re-translate a page:

  1. Translate the page to your native language.
  2. Click  → Change language → <name of language>.

Disabling the page translator

If you do not want the translation bar to appear for foreign-language pages:

  1. Click   → Settings.
  2. In the lower half of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Languages section, disable the Offer to translate pages that aren't in the same language as the interface option to turn off the page translator.

Disable translating pages from a specific language

You can also disable page translation for just a specific foreign language:

  1. Go to any page in the language for which you want to disable translation.
  2. Click   → Never translate from <name of language> .

If you turned off page translation for a specific language and now you want to turn it back on:

  1. Click   → Settings.
  2. In the lower half of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Languages section, click the Language and input settings button.
  4. Choose the appropriate language and enable the Offer to translate pages in this language option.
  5. Click Done.

Translating sentences and words

Yandex.Browser has a special built-in app that translates a foreign word or sentence on the page.

  • To see translation for a word, point the mouse at it, then press and hold Shift.
  • To translate several words or sentences, select them and click the button that appears at the end of the selected text.
Note. If a word or sentence is found in several foreign languages, the translator will allow you to select the language you need. To see all translations of a word or sentence, click Yandex.Translate.

Disable translation of words and phrases

  1. Click   → Settings.
  2. In the lower half of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Languages section, disable the Offer to translate words and phrases when selected and Translate a word by pointing the cursor at it and pushing the Shift key options.