How to Translate Selected Words on Chrome

Translated Chrome Text

Google is adding partial text translation to Chrome. What is partial text translation?

The regular method allows you to translate the entire webpage. For example, I am writing this article in English. You could translate this page into your own language. Google wants to add a bit more flexibility to this process.

What if, instead of the whole page, you want to translate a sentence or a paragraph? The new partial translation can help.

Partial Text Translation

Google is currently testing partial text translate behind an experimental flag. That means you should go to chrome://flags and enable the following flag to get this feature working:

Desktop Partial Translate: Enables the Partial Translate feature on Desktop, which allows users to translate text selections on the page through the right-click context menu. – Mac, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS, Fuchsia, Lacros.

Time needed: 1 minute

To translate sentences or paragraphs on Chrome:

  1. Select the text you want to translate.

    The first step is to select a word, sentence, or paragraph to translate. Use your mouse or trackpad to select the text.

  2. Right-click the selected text.

    Right-click the selected text to open the context menu and choose Translate to.

  3. Google Chrome will now translate the selected text.

    You should now be able to read the translated text.

I hope you found this quick tutorial useful. These steps are simple. However, as a new feature, I am sure some of you will appreciate the additional help.

I would love you hear your feedback. Please post them in the comments section below.

2 responses to “How to Translate Selected Words on Chrome”

  1. why instead on android smartphone, for some time, I no longer have the translation by choosing translate from the three-point menu, and I have to do it manually?

    1. Dinsan – Bangalore, India – Digital Minimalist & Content Developer. Drinks Tea and writes Stuff (mostly about Chromebooks). My views are mostly copied from others.

      I think this feature will come to Android as well.

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