If I visit a page that isn't in my native language, how can I make Google Chrome translate it automatically for me into my native language?

Do I need to change any settings, if so where can I find them?


If you have already chosen "Don't translate this page", the prompt won't come up.

You can right-click and there should be a translation option available.

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You may have to check the translation bar that drops down to make sure the source language is correct.

  • Chrome wasn't auto detecting a page as being in another language, so even though I hadn't disabled it it wasn't coming up. This context menu method worked, thanks! – Hashbrown Sep 5 '13 at 5:04
  • Glad to necro-help :) – Ben Sep 14 '13 at 2:09

When you visit a page in Chrome where the language doesn't match your locale, Chrome will prompt you to translate the page content:


As you can see, my locale is English, and when I visit this page in French, Chrome offers to translate the content for me. When I click the Translate button, it will perform an inline translation of the content, and allow you to hover over a word or phrase and see the original content:

final translation

If this doesn't happen automatically, make sure that in Chrome's preferences, the option to automatically translate is selected.


  • So you don't have to change any settings or download extensions? – Ivo Flipse Jan 9 '11 at 15:59
  • @Ivo - no, you do not need to install any extensions. Just update Chrome settings if needed. – Metro Smurf Jan 9 '11 at 17:33

If not done automatically, you can use this: Chrome Google Translate extension.

  • 1
    it is really bad extension from google. Better ones banned. – atilkan Apr 2 '15 at 21:37

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