How to translate portions of text in Windows

Although the Google Chrome web browser supports the translation of pages using Google Translate by default, and the others can do so by installing an extension or add-on, it doesn’t hurt to have an application, such as QTranslate , that allows the translation of any text between various languages. Using it we can find out what is the content of an email message written in English, an article published in a virtual medium or any document that we have saved on our computer.

What does QTranslate do?

QTranslate allows you to translate any text from the language in which it is written to the one we want. It supports dozens of languages ​​and its operation is very simple, you only have to press a button. You can paste the text into the program interface and see it translated at the bottom of the screen. You can also select the text to translate and, after pressing the Ctrl + G keys , see it translated in a pop-up window.

How does QTranslate work?

The program uses various online services to perform the translations. By default it uses Google Translate, but you can also use Bing Translate, Babylon, Promt or Baidu, among others, and switch from one to the other after viewing the results. QTranslate is also capable of performing text-to-speech synthesis, thus allowing you to listen to the content in the original or translated language.


Among the functions that QTranslate offers are the following:

  • Text translation in any application that supports text selection (Google Chrome, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, Acrobat Reader, Skype, IE, and some more).
  • Look up various online dictionaries.
  • Instant translation.
  • Spell check.
  • Supports speech synthesis after typing or copying a portion of text.
  • Issues word suggestions and autocomplete.
  • Stores a history of translations.
  • Includes a Virtual Keyboard.

To consider

Those responsible for the application tell us the following about it: « QTranslate  is a free translator for Windows. With this little utility, simply select the text you want to translate and then press the hotkey ( Ctrl+Q to show the translation in the popup window or Double Ctrl to show the translation in the main window). QTranslate also has the ability to display text by speech by pressing Ctrl+E and to perform a dictionary lookup by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Q. In addition, it is possible to open the main window and manually type text .

More options

QTranslate also offers the ability to look up words in various online dictionaries. It also includes a spell checking system, a translation history and a virtual keyboard. It is a free application that works on the latest versions of Windows.


To get the application you have to access QTranslate . It runs smoothly on the latest versions of Windows.