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When I try to search in another language, I click Advanced Search → Languages → specific language. It is a little tiresome if I repeat this for different langauges, and different key words. I wonder if I can make it simplified; for example, move the language choice to the search main page without clicking Advanced Search, or even make a button for each of those often-used languages on the main page?

Similar question for geographical region search.

Added: Does keyword site:*.ru will make Google search inside Russian websites? What difference is it from searching in either Russian language or Russia country?

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You can modify the url parameter hl in this way:

  • hl=en (for English)
  • hl=ru (for Russian)
  • hl=de (for German)

and so on.

Another possibility is to use yubnub search engine. You can define a new custom command to get search result in desired language.

Suppose that you want to get Google Search result in Russian, you can define a command called goru with url defined as https://www.google.com/#hl=ru&output=search&q=%s. You can define other command like goit (Italian), gode (German) and so on by substituting the hl= part with correspondent language abbreviation.

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Thanks! How about Chinese simplified and Chinese traditional? –  Tim Mar 21 '12 at 15:14
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I could be wrong, not an expert on Chinese language, but it should be #hl=zh-CN for simplified Chinese and #hl=zh-TW for traditional Chinese –  Drake Mar 21 '12 at 15:21
    
Thanks! Does keyword site:*.ru will make Google search inside Russian websites? What difference is it from searching in either Russian language or Russia country? –  Tim Mar 21 '12 at 15:46
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If you're using Google Chrome you can easily add another search engine and then using the keywords much faster. If you're not using Chrome then you should :)

  • Go to Settings
  • Manage search engines...
  • at the end of the list you'll have 3 fields
  • first: Google RU
  • second: glru
  • thrid: http://google.com/search?q=%s&hl=ru
  • hit Return

Now if you type in the omnibox glru and press Tab, whatever you're going to type there, you'll be searching in Russian Google.

This is just an example so feel free to customize as you wish.

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