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Google Translate Alternatives for Linux

Google Translate is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Apertium, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Google Translate and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Google Translate are dict.cc, Crow Translate, S3.Translator and Translatium.

Google Translate alternatives are mainly Translators but may also be Dictionaries or Text to Speech Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Translate.
This page was last updated Jun 22, 2022
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  1. Apertium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android

    Apertium is a rule-based machine translation platform. It is free software and released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

    Apertium vs Google Translate opinions
    Most users think Apertium is a great alternative to Google Translate.

    is is open source, and it is free

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    RemovedUser

    With Google Translate, we can translate any language to any language. Apertium only allows the translation of specific languages to other specific ones. Eg.: Portuguese to only Catalan, Spanish and Galician, but not English, French or German like Google Translate does.

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    riveravaldez

    GPLed, free-libre open-source software. So, not ending in the same problems as with Google (which is the case for DeepL).

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    Apertium is a rule-based machine translation platform. It is free software and released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Languages supported in...

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  2. dict.cc

    • FreeProprietary
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    dict.cc is not only an online dictionary translating from English and German to 21 languages. Its an attempt to create a platform where users from all over the world can share their knowledge in the field of translations.

    Some users think dict.cc is a great alternative to Google Translate, some don't.


  3. Crow Translate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Crow Translate is a simple and lightweight translator programmed in C++ / Qt that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing translate API.

  4. S3.Translator

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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    S3.Translator adds the power of Google Translate’s automatic translations to your browser!

    Most users think S3.Translator is a great alternative to Google Translate.
  5. Translatium

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    Translate 100+ Languages Instantly with Translatium for macOS, Windows, Linux, Android, iPhone and iPad.

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    Good UI and UX. Translatium brings Google Translate into the native app on macOS with a nice UI, very easy to use. Highly recommendation.

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  6. Translate Shell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Translate Shell (formerly Google Translate CLI) is a command-line translator powered by Google Translate (default), Bing Translator, Yandex.Translate and Apertium.

  7. Simple Translate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    WebExtensions for translating text on web pages. Contribute to sienori/simple-translate development by creating an account on GitHub.

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  8. Tagaini jisho

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    Tagaini Jisho is a free to use Japanese dictionary. It is available in several languages such as german or french.

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    This alternative is disputed. Tagaini jisho is still a legitimate alternative to Google Translate, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    not machine translation I guess

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  9. Argos Translate

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Open source offline translation app written in Python. Uses OpenNMT for translations, SentencePiece for tokenization, Stanza for sentence boundary detection, and PyQt for GUI. Designed to be used either as a GUI application or as a Python library.

  10. Moses

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Moses is a statistical machine translation system that allows you to automatically train translation models for any language pair. All you need is a collection of translated texts (parallel corpus).

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