Translate () to ()
translate [] to ( v)
Category Translate
Type Reporter
Introduced in 3.0

The Translate () to () block is a Translate Extension block and a reporter block in Scratch 3.0. This block translates a string from the automatically detected language to the chosen language using Google Translate. There are currently 48 languages available.

This block requires a connection to the Internet, because it uses the Google Translate API to do so.

Uses

  • To translate something to another language
when gf clicked
say (translate [Hello] to (Dutch v))
  • To create a game that allows several languages in it
when green flag clicked
forever
if <(Chosen Language) = [English]> then
say [Hello] for (2) secs
end
if <(Chosen Language) = [Dutch]> then
say (translate [Hello] to (Dutch v)) for (2) secs
end
if <(Chosen Language) = [German]> then
say (translate [Hello] to (German v)) for (2) secs
end
end
  • To speak something in a different language
when gf clicked
set language to (chosen language)
speak (translate [Hello] to (chosen language))

Bad word detection

When a user inserts an inappropriate word into the string input and clicks the block, it will not output the word. Some Scratchers have used this as a alternative to a whitelist for cloud chat projects[citation needed], however it is not allowed as users can still send mean phrases that do not use bad words or bypass the bad words.

See Also

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