I am italian, so I have Google Chrome in Italian.

When I browse the web in languages that I don't know, I find very useful the auto-translation bar of google chrome.

The problem is that it translates the language to english and then to italian. Double automatic translation = unintelligible text.

There is a way to force translation to english, and not my language?


Don't think it's possible, but a quite good workaround is to install the offical extension called Google Translate. It will add a button in the rightmost corner which will translate the current page. If you then right-click this button and choose 'Options', you can set your default translating language.

  • Nice! But it overlaps with the default chrome translator – Magnetic_dud Feb 2 '12 at 9:16

Open a new tab in chrome and go to:


You will be able to manage it from there.

  • 3
    On chrome 30, it just contains informative text, there are no settings. – Magnetic_dud Oct 31 '13 at 0:17
  1. right click the web page, and click Translate to XXX step 1

  2. Wait, or double click the icon step 2

  3. The popover is shown, click the Options step 3

  4. Select your language, and translate step 4


Try right click anywhere on the page and choose "Translate to English"

For more info please visit


  • Rater than just posting a link, can you please edit and explain what the OP has to change? – slhck Jan 10 '12 at 12:47
  • 2
    I have no "translate to english" option, i only have the useless "translate to italian" option – Magnetic_dud Jan 10 '12 at 15:41
  • change chrome default language to english – Imre L Oct 18 '13 at 13:18

Update to @Sergio Martinez de Cestafe answer

Using chrome://translate-internals on Chrome Version 52 I set Override Variations Country to "en"

Tested on one site and clicking Translate in Chrome now translates to English rather than my local country language.

  • Does not work, it just says "Translate to italian" of whatever you had before. – Smeterlink Jan 28 '17 at 18:53

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.