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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 you want 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.

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

Google Translate PDF Files for Free

  1. Choose the language to translate from and to. If you’re unsure, you can set the input language to “Detect language.”

  2. Click “Choose File” and then the blue “Translate” button.

  3. Let Google work its magic.

  4. You’ll 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?


Google translates PDF files, but doesn’t offer the ability to save the translated version again as a PDF. Luckily, you can use the print to PDF function, which works on most browsers. All you have to do is:

  1. Open the print window on your browser, usually under “File.”
  2. Choose “Save as PDF.”
  3. Save the PDF to your chosen folder on your computer.

If you want to know exactly how to print the result page as a PDF on all popular web browsers, you can 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 into play. We have 20+ useful tools for you to use to handle PDF files, all for free, including:

  • 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
  • eSign - electronically sign your (translated) PDF contracts
  • Reader - to make reading PDF files as seamless as possible

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 to English, Japanese, or French? It’s now a piece of cake!

Don’t let this prevent you from actually learning another language, though!

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Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf