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Translate PDF Files to Any Language

by Hung Nguyen

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Check out how to instantly translate any PDF file from any language to another online, for free.

Do you have a PDF file that you wish to translate to your local language? Whether it's a copy of an eBook, a document from a foreign client, or a secret pen pal, check out how to translate PDF files to your native tongue.

Google Translate PDF Files for Free


I'm sure you are aware of Google Translate, but did you know that they take in files too? Follow the steps below to translate PDF files.

  1. Access the Translate a Document tool.

  2. Choose the language to translate from and to. If you are lazy or unsure, you can also leave the default language to 'Detect language'.

  3. Click 'Choose File' and then click the blue 'Translate' button.

  4. Let Google work its magic.

  5. You will get a pop-up with the PDF file translated.

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Translate PDF with Google

How do I save this as a PDF?


As Google translate PDF files, it does not offer the ability to save the converted version again as a PDF. Luckily, you always use the Print to PDF function, which works on most browser. All you have to do is:

Print > Choose 'Save as PDF' instead of a PDF > Print your file to PDF format.

If you want to know precisely how to print the result page as PDF on all popular web browsers, please check out our guide on 'How to Save a Webpage as a PDF'.

What else can I do with this PDF?


That's when Smallpdf comes to play. We have 18 useful tools for you to use to handle PDF files, all for free, including:

  • Converter - after you translate PDF files, transform them into other formats.

  • Protect - encrypt your PDFs with a password.

  • Edit - annotate or add images, shapes, and drawings onto the translated file.

  • Delete Pages - get rid of excess pages that came after Google translate PDF files of yours.

  • Compress - reduce the size of PDF files.

  • eSign - is this a contract? Electronically sign it.

  • Reader - to make reading PDF files as seamless as possible.

It's pretty amazing how accessible and powerful the Google translate has become, and how smaller the world feels when you can translate PDF files directly from your computer screen in a split second. Do you need to translate PDF to English, Japanese or French? It no longer matters.

Don't slack off and let this prevent you from learning another language, though!

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Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf