Yandex Translate

The Yandex Start app automatically detects the language of the loaded page and offers to translate it into Russian or another language of your choice. The built-in translator recognizes the text in images and displays the translation on top of the original text.

Translating pages

To translate a page from a foreign language into Russian, tap on the page or:

  1. In the app, tap .
  2. Choose Translate page.

At the top of the screen, a translation panel will appear where you can see translation progress. If you want to stop the translation, tap in the right part of the panel.

To return to the original page, use one of the following methods:

In the translation panel, tap in the right part of the panel.

Translating words and phrases

The Yandex Start app can translate separate words or sentences on a page into Russian. To see the translation of a word or phrase, select it. A pop-up panel with the translation will appear at the top of the screen.

To view all translations of a word or phrase:

  1. Select them in the text.
  2. In the panel that appears, tap  → Yandex Translate
Note. To view the translation options, install the Yandex Translate app.

Translating images

  1. Tap and hold the image.
  2. In the context menu, choose Translate text in image.

The translation appears on top of the original image.

To view the original image:

  1. Tap and hold the image.
  2. In the context menu, choose Show original image.

Changing the translation language

To translate a page into the language you need:

  1. Translate the page into Russian by any convenient means.
  2. At the top of the page on the translation panel, select the language from the list.
Note. If automatic image translation is enabled in settings, images will also be translated into the new language when you change the translation language. If automatic image translation is disabled, then after changing the translation language go to the translation panel at the top of the screen and tap .

Translation settings

Translate pages automatically
  1. Tap (profile picture)  → App settings.
  2. Go to Yandex Translate.
  3. Enable Automatic page translation.
Disable automatic page translation
  1. Tap (profile picture)  → App settings.
  2. Go to Yandex Translate.
  3. Disable Automatic page translation.
Enable automatic image translation

If you want the app to translate images automatically along with the page:

  1. Tap (profile picture)  → App settings.
  2. Go to Yandex Translate.
  3. Enable Automatic image translation.
Disable automatic image translation

If you don't want the app to translate images automatically when translating a page:

  1. Tap (profile picture)  → App settings.
  2. Go to Yandex Translate.
  3. Disable Automatic image translation.

Disable translation

  1. Tap (profile picture)  → App settings.
  2. In the Yandex Translate section, disable the Offer to translate pages option.

Problems with translation

Yandex Translate doesn't work

Yandex Translate is enabled in the app by default. Make sure that you haven't disabled it manually earlier:

  1. Tap (profile picture)  → App settings.
  2. In the Yandex Translate section, the following options must be enabled:
    • Offer to translate pages.
    • Automatic page translation (pages are translated into the interface language without a request from the user).
    • Automatic image translation (when translating the page, the text in the images is also translated).
    • Translate words and phrases.
I can't translate an image

Websites use various technologies to display images. We're gradually learning how to process them, but we can't guarantee translation in each case. The text in the image also can't be translated if:

  • The image isn't clear enough.
  • The text is handwritten or cursive.
  • The image is too small.

Text translation in the camera

You can use the Yandex Start app to translate text in a photo, ad, or road sign using the Smart Camera.

Interface language

To display the Yandex Start app interface in a different language, change the language of the device.

Note. Mobile device manufacturers may change the Android interface. The following instructions apply to Android without modifications.
  1. Open the device settings.
  2. Tap System → Language.
  3. Choose a language.
Note. If the app doesn't support the language selected in the device settings, then English will be used.