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This is a simple, yet powerful command line translator with google translate behind it. You can also use it as a Python module in your code.

Project description


Google translate as Python module & command line tool. No key, no
authentication whatsoever. The default target language is Simplified




pip install translate

Or, you can download the source and


python install

Add sudo in the beginning if you met problem.

Command-Line Usage

In your command-line:


translate "This is a pen."



translate -f zh -t ja 我是谁?

Use As A Python Module


from translate import Translator
translator= Translator(to_lang="zh")
translation = translator.translate("This is a pen.")

The result is in translation, and it’s usually a unicode string.

Change Default Languages

In ~/.python-translate.cfg:


from_lang = auto
to_lang = 'de'

The cfg is not for using as a Python module.

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