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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


Now google has stop providing free translation API. So I have to switch to, which has a limit for 1000 words/day free
usage. Please let me know if there's any other better free translation API.

The default from language is English (en).
The default to language is Simplified Chinese (zh). Of course, you can specify it
in the parameter or commandline.




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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