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Multi-language typeforms

In this multicultural world without frontiers, it is only natural that sometimes you want to share your typeform with people in different languages.

We are often asked if a multilingual typeform can be built and unfortunately, one same typeform cannot speak many languages, but there are workarounds that could help you achieve this.

Show all the questions in two languages (for those on a BASIC (free) plan)

You can simply type in the questions in the two languages. For example: Question 1: What’s your name? / ¿Cómo te llamas?

This will allow you to put out there the question in both languages, as some printed government forms, without having to use PRO features.

When doing this, it is also advisable to change the system messages to show the text in two languages too.

Questions in multiple languages with Logic Jumps

If you are on a PRO plan, you can take advantage of Logic Jumps to create your multilingual typeform. To do this, add all the questions in the chosen languages. Then, on the first question ask the respondents for their preferred language and direct them to the set of questions in that language.

This is ideal for typeforms in only two languages and you must remember that system messages will need to be adapted to both. (OK buttons, failure messages, etc)

Please, take a look at this example, and feel free to add it to your account as a template:

A clever twist

If you would like your respondents to see the whole typeform in their language (system messages included), you would need to create all typeforms in each language. Then, have one typeform ask for the preferred language, and with Logic Jumps direct them to different Thank You screens where they can find the link correspondent to the typeform in their chosen language. This is most useful with embedded typeforms, as you would not need to embed them all, but have only one that redirects them to the correct typeform.

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