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.


  • 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.


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


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About the Author

Ryan Laugallis has been writing since 2003 and currently works as a Junior Assistant Editor for "Nanaimo Daily News." He published and worked as an assistant editor for Vancouver Island University's "Portal" magazine and oversaw design and direction. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in English at Vancouver Island University.

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