Configuring Machine Translation Engines

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

Machine Translation suggestions in the Editor

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

In order to configure the machine translation engines, follow these steps:

  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.

Configuring Machine Translation engines

Microsoft Translator

Go to the Windows Azure to access your Microsoft Translator API subscription key. Translator Text API offers free tier with 2,000,000 translated characters.

How to sign up for the Microsoft Translator Text API.


Use your Yandex APIs Console to obtain your Yandex.Translate API key. Translation projects, that do not exceed 10,000,000 characters per month (and no more than 1,000,000 in 24 hours). You can use the Yandex.Translate API for free.

DeepL Translator

DeepL API is accessible with DeepL Pro subscription. Go to the DeepL Pro Account page to get the unique Authentication Key.

Watson (IBM) Translator

Watson (IBM) Translator offers 1,000,000 characters per month free of charge and paid plans to choose after exceeding the limit. Go to the Watson (IBM) Services Console to get your Watson Translator API key.

Amazon Translate

The free version of Amazon Translate is available for 12 months, afterward, you will need to pay for the number of characters translated.

To obtain API key and Secret key necessary for integration follow these steps:

  1. Go to Amazon Console. Sign in if you have an account or create a new AWS account by following setup steps. Amazon Console
  2. When logged in click on your username in the top right corner and select My Security Credentials. In the section with access keys click Create New Access Key.
    If you don’t have access to this section ask the administrator of Amazon AWS profile to create an IAM user for you. Generate API credentials

  3. Copy Access Key ID and Secret Access Key and click Close.
    Note: Secret Access Key is visible only once.

Google Translate

To use Google Translate you shall have Google Cloud account with an active billing profile. Cloud Translation is priced monthly based on usage. Learn more

To obtain API key necessary for integration follow these steps:

  1. Go to Google Cloud Console. Log in to the existing Google Cloud account or set up a new one.
  2. Choose an existing project or add project using New Project button. Google Cloud Projects
  3. Go to API & Services > Library and search for Cloud Translation API. Google Cloud library
  4. Click Enable. Enable Cloud Translate API
  5. Go to API & Services > Credentials and create API key. Create API Key
  6. Copy API key and click Close.

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