Configuring Machine Translation Engines

Machine translation engines integrated with Crowdin provide tips from the automatic translation services like Google Translator, Microsoft Translate and Yandex Translate. Suggestions made by machine engines are displayed in the Editor, under the translators’ suggestions field. Also, you can do pre-translate using machine translation engines.

By default, machine translations are enabled for each project, but it is required to configure the translation engines before the project participants will be able to use them. In case, you want to disable this option for specific projects, uncheck Show machine translation suggestions in the project settings.

In order to configure the machine translation engines:

  1. Go to Resources in the menu bar
  2. Select Machine Translation
  3. Fill in the credentials of the preferred translation engine
  4. Click Update

Acquiring Credentials

Microsoft Translator

Go to the Windows Azure Marketplace to obtain a Client ID and Client Secret. Use it for free, if you translate less than 2,000,000 characters per month.

Google Translate

Use your Google APIs Console to obtain your Google Translate API key.


Use your Yandex APIs Console to obtain your Yandex.Translate API key. Developers of small translation projects, which do not exceed 10,000,000 characters a month (and no more than 1,000,000 in 24 hours), can use the Yandex.Translate API for free.

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