Translating text

Use Yandex Translate to translate individual words and expressions, as well as text from websites and mobile apps.

  1. Input methods
  2. Translation settings
  3. Troubleshooting

Input methods

Enter a word or phrase you want to translate into the text field. There are several ways to enter text:
Using a keyboard
You can enter characters using your computer keyboard or mobile device. As soon as you start typing, the service detects the language and suggests words. The translation appears as soon as you enter the first word.
Voice input
Note. Voice input is available for English, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian. The full list of supported languages depends on your browser type and operating system.
To enable voice input, press . You need to select your language manually before using voice input.
Note. Text-to-speech is available for English, Russian, Ukrainian, and Turkish. The full list of supported languages depends on your browser type and operating system. You cannot change the text-to-speech speed or the speaker's voice.

Translation settings

To change your translation settings, click your portrait in the upper right corner if you are logged in to Yandex. If you're not logged in, click .

You can change the following options:

  • Theme: Light, Dark, or System Default.
  • Translation history.

You can also use this menu to switch to the website's desktop version, as well as view Help or the user agreement.

Troubleshooting

List of supported browsers

Yandex Translate works correctly in the following browsers:

Browser name Version
Yandex 16.7 and later
Internet Explorer 11.0 and later
Microsoft Edge 25.0 and later
Opera 36.0 and later
Safari 11.0 and later
Mozilla Firefox 47.0 and later
Google Chrome 49.0 and later
I can't add a word or translation to my Favorites or collections
Possible reasons:
  • You aren't logged into Yandex Translate. Press  → Log in in the upper-right corner and select an account.
  • The source text or the translation exceed the maximum allowed limit of 300 characters.
  • The number of words in your collection exceeds the allowed maximum amount. Each collection can hold up to 2500 translations. Delete old translations and save new ones.
Incorrect translation if the text contains words in different languages

Select the name of the language in the source text block and deselect Detect automatically.

Error in the translation of the text and individual words
If you have found an error in the translation of a text or word:
  1. At the bottom of the page, click Report incorrect example or translation.
  2. Select the incorrect fragment. You can enter a comment in the pop-up window.
  3. Press the Report button.
Voice input doesn't work

It's possible that voice input is blocked by your browser, or doesn't support the translation language you want to use.

To unblock voice input, you need to:

  1. Press .
  2. Click Next. In the pop-up window that appears, allow the browser to access your microphone for the website https://translate.yandex.com or check whether access to the microphone is enabled in the browser settings.
Tip. If the option is unavailable for the language you need, try checking it in a different browser. You can also use the Yandex Translate mobile app.
Text-to-speech doesn't work

If you have problems with text-to-speech, make sure that:

  • Text-to-speech is supported for the selected language (depending on the type of browser and operating system).
  • The sound on your device is on.
  • The text you entered doesn't exceed 100 or 300 words (depending on the type of browser and operating system).
  • Yandex Translate supports the current version of your browser.
Tip. If the option is unavailable for the language you need, try checking it in a different browser. You can also use the Yandex Translate mobile app.