How to translate an audio file with Google Translate

Google Translate is not limited to translating the text of websites and documents. You can also use this service to translate your audio files. We’ll show you how to do it on your desktop and mobile phone.

Note that you cannot directly translate your audio files recorded with this service. You must read your files when Google Translate is tuned to translate your content from the source language to the chosen target language.

How to use Google Translate offline

Translate audio files with Google Translate on desktop

If you’re on a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, first open your favorite web browser and launch the Google Translate website. You do not need to log in to the site to access its features.

When the site opens, in the box on the left, choose the source language. This is the language in which your audio file is located.

Choose the source language.

In the right box, choose the language in which you want to translate your audio.

Select the target language.

After selecting the source and target languages, click the microphone icon on the screen. If your browser asks you to access your computer’s microphone, allow it to do so.

Speak into your computer’s microphone and Google Translate will translate your audio file and display the result on your screen. To listen to the translated version, click on the sound icon.

To translate an audio file saved on your computer, play that file after clicking the microphone icon on the Google Translate website. Make sure your speaker volume is high enough for your microphone to pick up sound.

Translate your voice with Google Translate for mobile

To translate your voice on an Android, iPhone or iPad, start by downloading and launching the free Google Translate app.

In the bottom left corner of the app, tap the displayed language.

Tap the current source language.

In the “Translate from” menu, select the language in which your original audio file is located.

Choose the source language.

Touch the language on the right and choose the target language.

Touch the current target language.

After selecting both languages, at the bottom of the app, tap the microphone icon. If the app asks you to access your phone’s microphone, let it.

Now speak into your phone’s mic and the Google Translate app will translate your speech in real time.

You can hear translated content by tapping the sound icon.

If you want to translate a recorded audio file, transfer it to another device and play it while Google Translate is listening.

If you want to translate a real-time conversation into two different languages, tap the “Conversation” option at the bottom of the Google Translate app. On the next page, you and your interlocutor can talk to have your conversations translated.

The “Conversation” mode of Google Translate.

And that’s how to use this excellent translation service for your audio content. Very useful !

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