If you live in a bilingual household, you likely switch back and forth between both languages all throughout the day. Google Assistant can now seamlessly transition between two languages, offering a more familiar feel in bilingual homes.

Currently, Google Assistant can transition between two of the five supported languages—English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. Support for more languages will be available in the coming months. So, let’s say you set up you Assistant for English. With this recent update, you can add one of the other compatible languages as your secondary. Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Google Home app on your phone (this works for both iOS and Android). Slide open the menu and then choose the “More Settings” command.

On the Settings page, tap the “Preferences” option and then tap “Assistant Languages.”

 

Finally, tap the “Add a Language” button and then choose your secondary tongue (or perhaps your native tongue if English is your second language).

From this point forward you’ll be able to speak to your Assistant in both languages, even switching between the two in back-to-back commands. Assistant will respond accordingly, responding to you in the tongue you used to initiate the command.

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