Translate a Spreadsheet From Any Langauge to English

There’s a surprisingly quick and easy way to translate a spreadsheet from any language to yours. Learn about it in this guide.

Published Categorized as Apps & How-to's

Did you know that you can use Google Translate to translate an Excel spreadsheet from any language to English?

And no, before you ask, there’s no copying, pasting, and guesswork involved. None at all. Trust me when I tell you that all you have to do is give the spreadsheet to Google Translate and let the tool do the work for you.

Just go to, select the “From” and “To” languages for translation, then upload the XLS or XLSX file to the tool and wait for the translation to finish.

The only condition is that your spreadsheet shouldn’t be larger than 10 megabytes. When uploading XLS/XLSX files to Google Translate, there’s no limit to the number of sheets, columns, or rows.

Steps to translating a spreadsheet into English:

Step 1: Fire up your favorite web browser and then go to

Step 2: Select the input language on the left side (or let Google Translate detect it automatically) and then the output language on the right side (in this case, English).

Set the languages

Step 3: Click on the blue “Browse your computer” button and upload the XLS or XLSX file you want to translate.

Choose a spreadsheet

Step 4: Wait for the file to upload, then click on the blue “Translate” button.

Translate the spreadsheet

Step 5: Wait until the translation is finished. When it is finished, a blue “Download translation” button will appear. Click on it.

Step 6: A translated copy of the XLS or XLSX file will be downloaded to your computer. Open it and check if the translation worked.

By Dim Nikov

Editor of Maker's Aid. Part programmer, part marketer. Making things on the web and helping others do the same since the 2000s. Yes, I had Friendster and Myspace.

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