How to Translate German to English With Google

by Ryan Laugallis
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Translation programs and books are a fantastic way to bridge language gaps and a great resource for people across the globe. Many ways exist to translate words or text, but Web-based translation programs are highly accessible and often free. Google offers a simple yet robust translation program capable of translations in 57 languages and includes a specialized "Language Detector," so you don't even need to enter the language from which you are translating.

Google Translate

Step 1

Open your Internet browser and go to Google Translate.

Step 2

Type or paste the text you would like translated into the translation text box.

Step 3

Click on the "Translate Into" drop-down menu and select English.

Step 4

Click on the "Translate From" drop-down menu and select German.

Click on on the "Translate" button. Your translated text will appear below.


  • Try clicking the "Swap Languages" button to ensure the translation is what you want to express in both languages.


  • You can leave Google Translate on "detect language," but it will sometimes pick up a different language than the one you want, due to similarities in spellings.

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