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Google Translator in your terminal

This is a simple Node CLI translator via Google translate that uses Async/Await in Node 7 and a fallback to Promise in Node < 7. It is able to say your translation based on your operating system text-to-speech default.


npm install --global gtransit


npm test

Fun Test

npm run fun


    Usage: gtransit [options] [command]
    translate|t [options] <yourText>  just type yout "phrase" or word
    list|l                            List all available languages
    search|s <language>               Search for shortcode of languages
    -h, --help     output usage information
    -V, --version  output the version number
    Source Language is English
    Target Language is Espanish
    $ gtransit t "Hello world" -s en -t fr
    $ gtransit t Hello -t ar
    $ gtransit l
    $ gtransit s czech
    $ gtransit s "Haitian Creole"
  Command: translate|t [options] <yourText>
    -h, --help                output usage information
    -s --source [sourceLang]  This is original lang
    -t --target [targetLang]  This is target lang
    --say  This will say your translation. 


OS X Notes

Feminine Voices

Agnes, Kathy, Princess, Vicki, Victoria

Masculine Voices

Albert, Alex, Bruce, Fred, Junior, Ralph

Miscellaneous Voices

Bad News, Bahh, Bells, Boing, Bubbles, Cellos, Deranged, Good News, Hysterical, Pipe Organ, Trinoids, Whisper, Zarvox

Windows Notes

Voice parameter is not yet available. Uses whatever default system voice is set, ignoring voice parameter. Speed parameter is not yet available.

The export method is not available.

Linux Notes

Linux support involves the use of Festival, which uses decidedly less friendly names for its voices. Voices for Festival sometimes need to be installed separately - you can check which voices are available by starting up Festival in interactive mode, typing (voice_, and pressing TAB. Then take the name of the voice you'd like to try, minus the parentheses, and pass it in to say.js.

The export method is not yet available.

Try the following command to install Festival as well as a default voice:

sudo apt-get install festival festvox-kallpc16k


  • Mac OS X (comes with say)
  • Linux with Festival installed
  • Windows (comes with SAPI.SpVoice)


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Please do not use this package in production or for heavy usage.