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Google Translate API for Python & Node

There are libraries with which you can invoke Google Translate API. For Python, there is “googletrans“; for Node, there is “google-translate-api“.

You can use the following commands to install the packges.

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# 1. Install "googletrans".
pip install googletrans

# 2. Install "google-translate-api".
npm install google-translate-api

Here is the code examples.

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>>> from googletrans import Translator
>>> translator = Translator()
>>> a = translator.translate('早上好', dest='en')
>>> a.text
'Good morning'
>>> a = translator.translate('早上好', dest='it')
>>> a.text
'Buongiorno'
>>> a = translator.translate('早上好', dest='ru')
>>> a.text
'Доброе утро'
>>> a = translator.translate('早上好', dest='th')
>>> a.text
'สวัสดีตอนเช้า'
>>> a = translator.translate('早上好', dest='ar')
>>> a.text
'صباح الخير
>>> dir(a)
['__class__', '__delattr__', '__dict__', '__dir__', '__doc__', '__eq__', '__format__', '__ge__', '__getattribute__', '__gt__', '__hash__', '__init__', '__init_subclass__', '__le__', '__lt__', '__module__', '__ne__', '__new__', '__reduce__', '__reduce_ex__', '__repr__', '__setattr__', '__sizeof__', '__str__', '__subclasshook__', '__unicode__', '__weakref__', 'dest', 'origin', 'pronunciation', 'src', 'text']
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> const translate = require('google-translate-api');
undefined
> translate('Ik spreek Engels', {to: 'en'}).then(res => {
... console.log(res.text);
... //=> I speak English
... console.log(res.from.language.iso);
... //=> nl
... }).catch(err => {
... console.error(err);
... });
Promise { <pending> }
> I speak English
nl
translate
{ [Function: translate]
languages:
{ auto: 'Automatic',
af: 'Afrikaans',
sq: 'Albanian',
am: 'Amharic',
ar: 'Arabic',
hy: 'Armenian',
az: 'Azerbaijani',
eu: 'Basque',
be: 'Belarusian',
bn: 'Bengali',
bs: 'Bosnian',
bg: 'Bulgarian',
ca: 'Catalan',
ceb: 'Cebuano',
ny: 'Chichewa',
'zh-cn': 'Chinese Simplified',
'zh-tw': 'Chinese Traditional',
co: 'Corsican',
hr: 'Croatian',
cs: 'Czech',
da: 'Danish',
nl: 'Dutch',
en: 'English',
eo: 'Esperanto',
et: 'Estonian',
tl: 'Filipino',
fi: 'Finnish',
fr: 'French',
fy: 'Frisian',
gl: 'Galician',
ka: 'Georgian',
de: 'German',
el: 'Greek',
gu: 'Gujarati',
ht: 'Haitian Creole',
ha: 'Hausa',
haw: 'Hawaiian',
iw: 'Hebrew',
hi: 'Hindi',
hmn: 'Hmong',
hu: 'Hungarian',
is: 'Icelandic',
ig: 'Igbo',
id: 'Indonesian',
ga: 'Irish',
it: 'Italian',
ja: 'Japanese',
jw: 'Javanese',
kn: 'Kannada',
kk: 'Kazakh',
km: 'Khmer',
ko: 'Korean',
ku: 'Kurdish (Kurmanji)',
ky: 'Kyrgyz',
lo: 'Lao',
la: 'Latin',
lv: 'Latvian',
lt: 'Lithuanian',
lb: 'Luxembourgish',
mk: 'Macedonian',
mg: 'Malagasy',
ms: 'Malay',
ml: 'Malayalam',
mt: 'Maltese',
mi: 'Maori',
mr: 'Marathi',
mn: 'Mongolian',
my: 'Myanmar (Burmese)',
ne: 'Nepali',
no: 'Norwegian',
ps: 'Pashto',
fa: 'Persian',
pl: 'Polish',
pt: 'Portuguese',
ma: 'Punjabi',
ro: 'Romanian',
ru: 'Russian',
sm: 'Samoan',
gd: 'Scots Gaelic',
sr: 'Serbian',
st: 'Sesotho',
sn: 'Shona',
sd: 'Sindhi',
si: 'Sinhala',
sk: 'Slovak',
sl: 'Slovenian',
so: 'Somali',
es: 'Spanish',
su: 'Sundanese',
sw: 'Swahili',
sv: 'Swedish',
tg: 'Tajik',
ta: 'Tamil',
te: 'Telugu',
th: 'Thai',
tr: 'Turkish',
uk: 'Ukrainian',
ur: 'Urdu',
uz: 'Uzbek',
vi: 'Vietnamese',
cy: 'Welsh',
xh: 'Xhosa',
yi: 'Yiddish',
yo: 'Yoruba',
zu: 'Zulu',
isSupported: [Function: isSupported],
getCode: [Function: getCode] } }

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