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Translate PDF Files to Any Language

by Hung Nguyen

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In this guide, we’ll show you how to translate PDF files to and from any language instantly online. And the best part: It’s free.

Did you know there is a way to translate entire PDF files—a copy of an eBook, a document from a foreign client, or a letter from a secret pen pal—in one go? This guide will show you how it’s done.

You’re probably aware of Google Translate, but did you know it can translate entire files, too? Follow the steps below to translate your PDF files.

Google Translate PDF Files for Free

  1. Choose the language to translate from and to.

  2. Set the input language to “Detect language” if you’re unsure.

  3. Click “Choose File” and then the “Translate” button.

  4. Let Google work its magic.

  5. Download your translation.

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Translate PDF with Google

What Else Can I Do With This PDF?


Now here’s where it gets really interesting: When it comes to PDFs, Smallpdf is all you’ll need. We have over 20 useful tools for you to use to handle PDF files, all for free, including:

  • Sign - Electronically sign your (translated) PDF contracts.
  • Converter - Transform your translated PDFs into other formats.
  • Protect - Encrypt your PDFs with a password.
  • Edit - Annotate or add images, shapes, and drawings onto the translated file.
  • Delete Pages - Remove excess pages that you don’t need from PDFs.
  • Compress - Reduce the size of PDF files
  • Reader - Seamlessly read your PDF after translation.

It’s pretty amazing how accessible and powerful Google Translate has become and how much smaller the world feels when you can translate PDF files directly from your computer screen in a split second. Do you need to translate a PDF into English, Japanese, or French? With the proper knowledge and tools, it’s quick and easy!

Don’t let this prevent you from actually learning another language, though! It’s absolutely worth the effort.

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Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf