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Google does not allow easily changing the search language. A metasearch engine Searx (the official instance functions poorly) supports switching by using language codes (such as :de and :es). I constantly toggle between my native language and English, but Google gives atrocious results from both English to Finnish and Finnish to English. Startpage's search language can be set in the settings, but is too inconvenient for sustained use.

  • can you describe your problem in more detail? – user0 Mar 15 at 16:00
  • @user0: I mean specifying the language in the search query, for instance :fi Helsinki instead of going to the Startpage settings each time or using the en-US results. – user598527 Mar 15 at 16:10
  • I wasn't aware at the time of asking that Startpage mixes results from Google regions — my experience was entirely based on the unfiltered Google results. Startpage's method seems very good, but I still sometimes only want results from one region. – user598527 Mar 15 at 22:04
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  • the easiest way is to change it directly in URL before the search

    startpage.com/en
    startpage.com/fi
    startpage.com/es

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  • then you can bookmark it (both) and click on one which you want to summon

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