When I paste one sentence in the left field of Google Translate it gets translated. However, if I paste a whole paragraph nothing gets translated and the right field doesn't change at all. Is there a way to make it translate more than one sentence at once? Does it depend on the language? I am translating Bulgarian to English.
Hit the [Translate] button above the "right window". ;)
When you paste (or edit) a larger block of text Google does not seem to translate it instantly (on-the-fly), but instead waits until you have entered all the text you want translated. So you need to manually hit the [Translate] button. Probably because translation is computationally expensive. Although it is a bit misleading that a link at the bottom of the page still states "Turn off instant translation" in this case, implying that "instant translation" is active. Toggling this option does not seem to make a difference with large blocks of text.