We are pretty much sure that you must be thinking how Google Translate could be termed awesome as it does nothing except for translating text. Well, to utter surprise of many, Google Translate does a lot other than being a free translation service that offers translations between 80+ different languages.

Yeah, well translation is just tip of the iceberg. If you are using Google merely for translating words or sentences, then read on to know how you can leverage through Google Translate.

Here are the 8 hidden features of Google Translate:

  1. Understanding your own language

The productivity of Google’s tasks is not limited to translating a word or sentence between two languages. Google Translate instead lets you understand all the words you don’t know. You will find the following data when you type or paste a word into Google Translate:

  • Definition of the word (both noun and verb)
  • Synonyms (both noun and verb)
  • How to use the word or phrase
  • Similar translation queries
  1. Translating documents

The uploading and translation of the documents is completely straightforward. You’ll need to click on the button “Translate a File,” which appears under the text box where you send the document. This one is very simple and something you probably all need to read.


  1. Translating websites to desired languages

When you visit a particular website or type a website URL that you wish to translate into the translation box, you get the option to select the desired translation language and convert it into the same. Next, when you click over the links that appear in the results page, you will be directed to the website that is in desired language.


  1. Translate while you speak

We sometimes experience cases where we know how to say it, but need to learn how to write it down. That is when you can translate it using words. What you need to do is press the microphone icon to toggle on voice input and say the word or expression.

Translate while you speak


  1. Save words and phrases

Once you have logged in to your Google account, you get the option to save the results for specific translations to your personal phrasebook. The phrasebook could be accessed whenever you want to, though any of your devices. The phrases could be migrated to the Google sheets as well.


  1. Suggesting improvement in translation

There are times when you translate a word from a different language and feel that the results are not worth appreciation. In that case, the best that you can do is to suggest a better word instead.


  1. Listen to the translation

Finding it difficult how to pronounce the results you have got after translation? If yes, then you can use the feature that allows you to listen to the specific result. You can click over the speaker feature and listen how to pronounce the specific word or phrase.


  1. More definitions for the searched word or phrase

Not pleased with the quality of tests you have? Okay, don’t worry when you use this translation tool, because you can ask for results from many other languages. You can click on the word to check for alternative translations for a specific word or phrase and Google will automatically give you some other choices.

Some Other interesting Facts You Should Know:

Google Translate App:

  • Lets you converse naturally while Google handles the translation
  • Even when you do not have internet connection, you can translate offline
  • You can also translate the text written over the photos shot by you.

Google Chrome, Google Plus & Your Website:

  • Google chrome automatically offers to translate websites when the content is in other language
  • You can use the Tab to search anything
  • Option to install Google Translate plug-in on your website
  • Keeps a check over the spelling and grammar mistakes
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