When I go to Gmail website (FireFox, if this info is needed) with a different IP (IP from Germany), they automatically translate the page to German.

How do I stop this behavior (in other words I want English no matter what)

Like even before I login to my account, the login page is already in German!

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    Maybe better delete the google-chrome tag if it is a problem with firefox (or even when it is not browser dependable)?
    – Yohsoog
    Commented Jun 15, 2011 at 11:42

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Add hl=en at the end of the URL, after a ? if there isn't already an ?, after & otherwise.


Gmail language:

Under Mail settingsGeneralGmail display language choose English.

Google Chrome auto-translation:

Disable chrome://settings/advancedTranslateOffer to translate pages...

  • sry i do not mean chrome in particular. And its even before we login, the login page is already in German when i go gmail.com say with Firefox
    – Pacerier
    Commented Jun 15, 2011 at 10:46

Use http://www.google.com/ncr to disable langage swap.
NCR=no country redirect.


Here is a different method that worked for me, at top of email, click on "Turn off" in the translation box at the top of the message. Very annoying to continually have to work around these new "features" of Google, perhaps there is a better web based mail?


Simply go to google preferences


then change Region Settings to US or whatever you like...

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