Translating text

    Yandex.Translate is designed to translate individual words and text, including text in images and screenshots, as well as website content and mobile apps on your device. 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 use a physical keyboard or on-screen keyboard to enter characters. As soon as you start typing, the service will automatically detect the language and suggest 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, click . You need to select your language manually before using voice input.
    If you want to translate a single word in a phrase, select the desired word in the block with the source text.
    Note. The list of supported languages for text-to-speech depends on your currently installed browser and the operating system you are using. You cannot change the text-to-speech speed or the speaker's voice.


    I can't add a word or translation to Favorites
    Possible reasons:
    • You aren't logged into Yandex.Translate. Click 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. You can delete old translations from your list and save new ones.
    Incorrect translation if the text contains words in different languages

    Go to the language box in the source text block and deselect the 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. Click in the translation window.
    2. Click Suggest a translation.
    3. Enter your translation.
    4. Click Done.
    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. Click . Then click in the address bar of your browser.
    2. In the pop-up window, select Always allow access to your microphone.
    3. Click 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 your browser and the OS).
    • The sound isn't muted on your computer.
    • The text you entered isn't too long. The text should be no longer than 100 or 300 words (depending on your browser version and OS).
    • Yandex.Translate supports the current version of your browser.
    List of supported browsers

    Yandex.Translate works correctly in the following browsers:

    Browser name Version
    Yandex 16.7 and later
    Internet Explorer 11 and later
    Microsoft Edge 25.0 and later
    Opera 36.0 and later
    Mozilla Firefox 47.0 and later
    Google Chrome 49.0 and later