Translating text

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

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. This feature is available for English, Russian, Ukrainian, and Turkish.
To enable voice input, press . You need to select your language manually before using voice input.

If you want to translate a single word in a sentence, select the desired word in the source text.

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.


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 exceeds 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 block with the source text and deselect Auto detect box.

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. Press in the translation window.
  2. Press Suggest a translation.
  3. Enter your translation.
  4. Press Send.
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 . Then press in the address bar of your browser.
  2. In the pop-up window that appears, press Always allow access to your microphone.
  3. Press Done and then refresh the page.
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 isn't muted on your computer.
  • 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.