Translate words and phrases between numerous languages whenever you run into them while browsing, with this powerful and simple-to-use Chrome extension
While computer translations are far from perfect, they have gotten a lot more accurate in recent years, and things can only get better. There are plenty of online services that you can use, but they aren’t as convenient as many would like.
Mate Translate is a Chrome extension that makes it easier to get translations while browsing the web. You can just select any word or text, press a hotkey and view the translation instantly, and the extension offers quite a few other useful features as well.
Multiple simple ways to get translations
When you’ve found a word or phrase that you don’t understand, you can just select it and use the Shift+T key combination to generate a translation, as well as access this option from the context menu. An optional feature also enables you to generate translations by double-clicking words.
Additionally, Mate Translate is available from the Chrome toolbar, where you can also select the source and target languages, as well as access your phrasebook.
Offers text-to-speech, transliteration and paid human translations
After translating a word or phrase, you can use the extension’s text-to-speech feature to listen to them being read, which can be very helpful for language learners.
Since certain languages are very difficult to read for a non-native speaker, such as Russian and Chinese, it certainly helps that transliteration is provided when translating.
For a number of languages, you can request a human translation that will be delivered to you in a few hours. A fee is required, of course, but this may be a good option if the computer translation just doesn’t cut it.
View your translation history and save words and phrases
If you need to remember certain translations, you can save them in one of the word lists in your Phrasebook. When learning a new language, this feature should be very helpful.
Alternatively, you can just inspect your translation history to view all the words and phrases that have been processed. A search function is also available to help you find them.
Mate Translate is, on the whole, a well-designed Chrome extension that comes with a pretty impressive set of features, making it a lot easier to perform translations and learn new languages while browsing the web.