Google Translate on Android can now work offline

Google Translate can be called today the most popular and high-quality service of machine translation. And although his capabilities are far from reaching the human translation, but still it is a great way to understand what is being said in an article, a letter or tweet in a language that is unfamiliar to you. And in some cases Google Translate can become the only and irreplaceable assistant. For example, if you are trying to communicate with aboriginal people in the foreign country or to understand the content of the signage, the mobile version of the translator may well help you out in this situation.

There is, however, one big problem – the need for constant access to the network for the work of an interpreter. However, in the last update of the Google Translate mobile client, this obstacle is eliminated and you can now translate without connecting to the network.

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A new version of the mobile translator allows you to download the dictionaries of the languages ​​you need and use them for offline translations. The English dictionary is installed in the system by default, so you will need to select and download to your phone any of the other languages ​​available in the program. To do this, press the menu button and select Offline translator.

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The language dictionary can be quite large, so for this operation it is better to use a connection over Wi-Fi, which the program will warn you about. For example, a dictionary for the Russian language occupies more than 150 MB.


Although Google in its blog warns that the local wordbase may be less complete than when using a network connection, still this update is sure to please a lot of users who receive a powerful pocket, and now also a standalone translator.

Google Translate (Android 2.3+, Free)