When accessing a site whose content is only available in English, there is a natural desire to translate it into Russian. Fortunately, machine-learning technologies nowadays make it possible to do this quite well.
Let's look at a way to easily translate pages on your phone or computer, depending on your preferences, using the Google Chrome browser.
Google Chrome allows you to automatically translate a web page into Russian from dozens of other languages. You may easily read the website as if it was originally created in Russian, navigate to other pages, which will also automatically display in Russian.
By default, when you open a page in a language other than Russian, a pop-up window will appear asking you to translate the page. You may configure Chrome to always translate pages without asking the browser to do so.
How to translate a page in the desktop version of Google Chrome
1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Navigate to any webpage created in a foreign language.
2. Once the content loads, you will see a popup at the top of the screen asking if you want to "Translate this page?" Click on the "Translate" button.
- You can also click "Preferences" to customize how Chrome works, such as always translating pages in that language without prompting. If you find that Chrome mistyped the language in which the page was initially written, you may also click on "Change language" to set it.
How to enable (or disable) the automatic translation feature in Chrome
If you do not see the pop-up window asking for translation, refresh the page. If you still do not see it, you may disable the automatic translation prompt.
How to enable it again:
1. Press the three dots in the top right corner of the screen, go to "Settings".
2. Click "Advanced" at the bottom of the page, then click "Languages" (or go to chrome://settings/languages).
3. Expand the "Languages" section, if necessary, by clicking the downward pointing arrow at the top of the window.
4. Make sure that the option "Propose translation of the pages if their language is different from the one used in the browser" is activated (this is done by sliding the slider to the right).
Chrome cannot detect foreign text
If you cannot see the pop-up window when opening a webpage in a foreign language, this may be corrected.
1. Right-click an empty space on the webpage. Select "Translate to Russian" from the context menu.
3. The "Translate" pop-up window will appear. Chrome will likely tell you that the page cannot be processed. If so, click "Options".
4. In the field labeled "Page Language", select the language in which the page is written. Make sure that the "Page Language" field is set to "English" and the "Translate to" field is set to your language.
5. Press "Done" to apply the settings.
Translate page in mobile browser (Android / iOS)
1. Launch the Google Chrome app.
2. Navigate to the page written in the foreign language.
2. At the bottom of the page, the language bar will appear, showing "Russian" and the language in which the page is written. Press "English" to display the page in the English language.
If the Language Bar is not available, please refresh the page by scrolling to the bottom. If the Language Bar is still not displayed, the translation function may be disabled.
How to enable auto-translate sites through settings
In the Chrome browser:
1. Click on the three dots in the bottom right corner of the screen, tap on "Settings".
2. Touch the "Languages".
3. Make sure that the "Page translation" option is enabled (move the slider to the right).
The language bar does not appear
1. Press the Menu button again (three dots), then scroll down the page and select the option "Translate".
2. The language bar will appear, but it will most likely be closed by another popup with a message that the page cannot be translated. Click on this pop-up, it will disappear.
3. Next to the language bar select the option "Page not in Russian?"
4. Indicate the actual language of the page.
5. The page will be translated into the indicated language.