Amazon Translate
Developer Guide

What Is Amazon Translate?

Amazon Translate is a text translation service that uses advanced machine learning technologies to provide high-quality translation on demand. You can use Amazon Translate to translate unstructured text documents or to build applications that work in multiple languages.

Supported Languages and Language Codes

Amazon Translate provides translation between a source language (the input language) and a target language (the output language). A source language-target language combination is known as a language pair.

Amazon Translate can translate text between the languages listed in the following table, with a few exceptions noted below.

Language Language Code
Afrikaans af
Albanian sq
Amharic am
Arabic ar
Azerbaijani az
Bengali bn
Bosnian bs
Bulgarian bg
Chinese (Simplified) zh
Chinese (Traditional) zh-TW
Croatian hr
Czech cs
Danish da
Dari fa-AF
Dutch nl
English en
Estonian et
Finnish fi
French fr
French (Canadian) fr-CA
Georgian ka
German de
Greek el
Hausa ha
Hebrew he
Hindi hi
Hungarian hu
Indonesian id
Italian it
Japanese ja
Korean ko
Latvian lv
Malay ms
Norwegian no
Persian fa
Pashto ps
Polish pl
Portuguese pt
Romanian ro
Russian ru
Serbian sr
Slovak sk
Slovenian sl
Somali so
Spanish es
Swahili sw
Swedish sv
Tagalog tl
Tamil ta
Thai th
Turkish tr
Ukrainian uk
Urdu ur
Vietnamese vi

Amazon Translate can't translate text between the following language pairs:

  • Chinese (Simplified) to Chinese (Traditional)

  • Chinese (Traditional) to Chinese (Simplified)

  • French (Canadian) to any language

  • Korean to Hebrew

  • Norwegian to Arabic

  • Norwegian to Hebrew

Use Cases

Use Amazon Translate to do the following::

Enable multilingual user experiences in your applications by integrating Amazon Translate:
  • Translate company-authored content, such as meeting minutes, technician reports, knowledge-base articles, posts, and more.

  • Translate interpersonal communications, such as email, in-game chat, customer service chat, and more to enable customers and employees to connect in their preferred language.

Process and manage your company's incoming data:
  • Analyze text, such as social media and news feeds, in many languages.

  • Search for information, such as for eDiscovery cases, in many languages.

Enable language-independent processing by integrating Amazon Translate with other AWS services:.

Are You a First-time User of Amazon Translate?

If you are a first-time user, we recommend that you read the following sections in order:

  1. How Amazon Translate Works – Introduces Amazon Translate.

  2. Getting Started with Amazon Translate – Explains how to set up your AWS account and start using Amazon Translate.

  3. Examples – Provides code examples in Java and Python. Use the examples to explore how Amazon Translate works.

  4. API Reference – Contains reference documentation for Amazon Translate operations.

Amazon Translate Pricing

As with other AWS products, there are no contracts or minimum commitments for using Amazon Translate. For more information about the cost of using Amazon Translate, see Amazon Translate Pricing.