TranslationSettings - Amazon Translate API Reference


Settings to configure your translation output, including the option to set the formality level of the output text and the option to mask profane words and phrases.



You can optionally specify the desired level of formality for translations to supported target languages. The formality setting controls the level of formal language usage (also known as register) in the translation output. You can set the value to informal or formal. If you don't specify a value for formality, or if the target language doesn't support formality, the translation will ignore the formality setting.

If you specify multiple target languages for the job, translate ignores the formality setting for any unsupported target language.

For a list of target languages that support formality, see Supported languages in the Amazon Translate Developer Guide.

Type: String


Required: No


Enable the profanity setting if you want Amazon Translate to mask profane words and phrases in your translation output.

To mask profane words and phrases, Amazon Translate replaces them with the grawlix string “?$#@$“. This 5-character sequence is used for each profane word or phrase, regardless of the length or number of words.

Amazon Translate doesn't detect profanity in all of its supported languages. For languages that don't support profanity detection, see Unsupported languages in the Amazon Translate Developer Guide.

If you specify multiple target languages for the job, all the target languages must support profanity masking. If any of the target languages don't support profanity masking, the translation job won't mask profanity for any target language.

Type: String

Valid Values: MASK

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: