How to translate a web page

You get along quite well with English and other foreign languages, but when you find yourself in the presence of Web pages that talk about rather complex topics or are “stuffed” with complex verbs and terms, you get into trouble. Excluding the attendance of specific courses, in these cases the best solution is to resort to the use of an online translator capable of translating (in Italian or not) the text of the web page displayed quickly and precisely, as far as the systems allow. automatic translation.

How do you say? Do you agree with me perfectly but don’t have the faintest idea how to translate a web page? Well, I don’t see the problem … I can explain everything to you! If you do not know how to perform the operation in question, know that some browsers are equipped with a special feature that allows immediate translation of a web page.

In addition, there are various really excellent online services that allow you to do it at no cost, starting not only from English but also from French, German, Spanish and many other languages ​​from all five continents. Convenient, right? For all the details keep reading: you will find everything explained below.

Index

  • Translate a web page via browser
    • Google Chrome (Windows / macOS / Android / iOS / iPadOS)
    • Microsoft Edge (Windows / macOS / Android / iOS / iPadOS)
    • Safari (macOS / iOS / iPadOS)
  • Online services to translate a web page
    • Google translator
    • Bing Microsoft Translator
  • Other solutions to translate a web page

Translate a web page via browser

As mentioned above, you can be able to translate web pages directly from the browser you use to browse the Internet. Unfortunately this feature is not available on all programs of this type, but now more and more are those that offer it. If, therefore, you want to know how to translate a web page into Italian and which browsers allow you to do it, in the next chapters I will show you all the main solutions at your disposal.

Google Chrome (Windows / macOS / Android / iOS / iPadOS)

Google Chrome is one of the most famous and popular Internet browsing browsers in the world. It is available both on PC and on smartphones and tablets. If you have not yet installed Google Chrome on your device, I recommend that you read this article dedicated to the topic.

That said, if you want to translate a webpage with Google Chrome via your computer, what you need to do is launch the browser in question and reach a foreign language website.

At this point, in any point of the page where there are no elements, click with the right mouse button and, in the context menu, select the item Translate in Italian. You will then get the translated version of the page. By pressing on the appropriate icon in the address bar, you can return to the original version of the text.

If, on the other hand, you want to know how to translate a web page on Android using the Chrome app , after starting the browser in question and reaching the website in a foreign language, press the icon (…) located at the top and select the item Translate from the menu that is shown to you. Using the bar at the bottom you can manage the translation languages ​​and return to the original text.

If you have an iPhone or iPad, via the Chrome app ) you can start web page translations but, first, you need to make sure the option is enabled. Therefore, tap on the icon (…) located at the bottom and select the Settings item from the menu. Then tap on the words Languages and make sure that the lever next to the Translate pages item is set to ON.

Once this is done, when you visit a web page in a language other than yours, the translator icon will be shown in the address bar, top left. Then tap on the latter and then press the Translate button to start the translation. By pressing again on the translator icon you can return to the original view, by pressing on the word Show original.

Microsoft Edge (Windows / macOS / Android / iOS / iPadOS)

If you’re using Microsoft’s Edge web browser, available by default on Windows 10 and later downloadable on macOS and other operating systems (including older versions of Windows and mobile devices), you can use the native website translation feature.

On PC, what you need to do is go to the foreign language website of your choice and right-click anywhere on the page where there are no elements. At this point, in the context menu, select the item Translate into Italian to get the page translated.

You can return to the original version of the text at any time by clicking on the translation icon in the address bar at the top and then clicking on the Show original button.

If, on the other hand, you have installed Edge on your Android smartphone (from the Play Store or from alternative stores ) after starting the app and reaching the website in a foreign language, you will be offered the translation of the page through a box at the bottom.

Press, therefore, on the word Italian, to start the translation. If the box does not appear on the screen, press the icon (…), at the bottom, select the Settings button and make sure that the toggle switch is set to ON under the Translate item (otherwise set it yourself).

Finally, on iPhone and iPad, the translation of a website that is not in your native language will always be presented to you on Edge through a box at the bottom: just press the Translate button to execute it.

If the translation of websites is not enabled, press the icon (…) , at the bottom, press the Settings button and make sure that, under Translate, the lever next to the wording Bing Translator is set to ON (otherwise you will do it).

Safari (macOS / iOS / iPadOS)

Starting with version 14 of Safari, an integrated feature for automatic website translation is available. Although still in beta at the time of writing and not available in Italian, this feature can be used on both the desktop version of Safari, and on the app of the same name for iPhone and iPad.

So if you want to know how to translate a web page on Safari from your Mac, what you have to do is reach a website in a foreign language. At this point, a wording on the address bar will warn you that it is possible to translate the page: press the translation icon and choose one of the available languages. Easy, right?

If, on the other hand, you work through the Safari app for iPhone and iPad, after reaching the website in a foreign language, press the aA icon in the top left and select the item Translate to: [language] to start the translation. By pressing the aA icon again and choosing View original, you can return the web page to its original language.

Obviously, in case you do not have an outdated version of Safari, you will have to use other tools to be able to translate a website. An example are the tools that I have recommended in this chapter or you can rely on reading my other tutorials. , like the one about how to translate a webpage on iPhone and the one about how to translate a webpage on Mac.

Online services to translate a web page

If your browser does not natively support web page translation, you can rely on some online services that can help you achieve your goal. Find all the details below.

Google translator

It may seem trivial to you, but the best advice I can give you to find out how to translate a web page is to use Google Translate. If, strangely, you have never heard of it, know that this is the translation service offered by Google, one of the best on the net. It is perfectly capable of translating entire web pages without distorting their meaning too much.

To translate a web page with Google Translate, connect to the main page of the service using this link and paste the address (URL) of the site you want to translate into the field on the left. Then, using the appropriate buttons and menus located at the top, select the source language of the Web page you want to translate (eg English ) or set the Detect language option to automatically detect the source language and select the target language ( eg Italian ).

Now, click on the same URL that is shown to you in the right pane, in order to be redirected to the web page translated into the language of your choice. By passing the cursor over the translated text, you will be able to view the corresponding part of the text in the original language by means of a special balloon that will be shown on the screen. By clicking on the Original button located at the top, you will be able to view the Web page again in its original language while clicking on Translation you will be able to access the translation again.

The solution I have just proposed to you can be useful in some web browsers which, unlike what I showed you in the first chapter, do not have a native feature of automatic translation of the Internet sites you visit. Therefore, for example, to translate a web page with Firefox, you can very well use Google Translate!

Google Translate is also available as an app for Android and iOS / iPadOS but, you should keep this in mind, unlike its version usable by the browser, it does not integrate any special function for translating Web pages. To translate a Web page with the Google Translate app will then touch you to copy and paste the entire text of your interest on the app screen. Read more here.

Bing Microsoft Translator

Are you looking for a valid alternative to Google Translate? In that case, I suggest you consider using Bing Microsoft Translator to translate a web page. Bing is Microsoft’s search engine, one of Google’s main rivals which as such also offers an excellent online translation service. which supports many languages ​​both “in” and “out”.

To use Bing Microsoft Translator, connected to the main page of the service and set the source language (eg French ) of the Web page you want to translate using the appropriate menu located at the top left or select the Automatic detection option to automatically detect the language of origin.

Then indicate the language in which to translate (eg Italian ) from the menu located on the right and, finally, copy and paste the address (URL) of the Web page you want to translate into the box on the left. At this point, click on the URL on the right, to open a new tab with the website fully translated.

By passing the cursor over the translated text, you will be able to view the corresponding part of the text in the original language by means of a special box that will be shown on the screen. Easy, right? This solution could be ideal for you if you find yourself in the situation of having to translate a web page with Opera, as this browser does not have an integrated solution for translations.

As well as from a browser, you can also translate a web page with Microsoft’s translator using the special Microsoft Translator app for Android (also available on alternative stores ) and iOS / iPadOS.

Other solutions to translate a web page

Didn’t the solutions to translate a Web page that I have proposed to you in the previous lines have been able to attract your attention in a particular way? Instead of using online services or the native functions of web browsers, do you prefer to translate what is written on the Internet sites of your interest using special programs to be installed on PCs or smartphones and tablets? Well, there is a solution to that too.

Take a look at my guide dedicated to programs for translating: for sure you will be able to find what is best for you. In addition to the programs indicated in the guide that I have just pointed out to you, I suggest you also take a look at the resources that I suggested in my tutorial dedicated to the best translator and my article on how to translate automatically.

 

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