Translate Signup Forms and Emails

This feature requires Manager user level or higher.

Translation tools are provided for both the signup and unsubscribe processes. Use our auto-translate feature to detect a subscriber's browser language setting, or customize your forms in one of 40 languages. With MailChimp, you can also translate your embed code, or translate content in your campaigns.

Below, you'll learn how to translate your forms and response emails by hand or with auto-translate.

Translate Forms and Response Emails

To overwrite the English version of your signup form with default labels in another language, follow the steps below.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with and choose Signup forms.
  3. Select General forms.
  4. Click the Translate it tab.
  5. Click the Forms and response emails drop-down menu and choose Signup form.
  6. Click the set default language drop-down menu and choose a language for your forms. We'll use this language for all the forms and response emails associated with this list.
  7. Click Save Translation Settings.

Custom Translations for Different Forms

To modify any of the default translations we provide, follow the steps below.

  1. Click the Forms and response emails drop-down menu, and choose the form you want to modify.
  2. Click the set default language drop-down menu and choose a language.
  3. Each of the form's phrases appears in a table next to its English equivalent. Click any field to edit the translated version.
  4. Make all your changes and click Save Translation Settings.

If you make errors or change your mind, click Reset defaults to revert to the new language's default phrases.

Auto-Translate Forms

The Auto-Translate feature detects a visitor's browser language and displays the correct translation of the signup form by default. If their browser language is not one of the 40 our humans have translated personally, we'll use Google Translate to provide a form in the subscriber's preferred language.

If you've edited the text on the English version of your signup form, we'll use Google Translate for that, too.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with and choose Signup forms.
  3. Select General forms.
  4. Click the Translate it tab.
  5. Click the Forms and response emails drop-down menu and choose Signup form.
  6. Click the set default language drop-down menu, and choose a language.
  7. Check the box next to auto-translate.

This setting applies to all forms and emails associated with this list, so if a person whose browser is set to German, they'll see the form, thank you pages, and confirmation emails all in German. You don't need to make this change on every form.

Edit Additional Field Labels

If you added extra list fields, like groups or custom demographic information, when you created your form, you'll need to translate those labels yourself.

To edit your signup form's field labels, follow the steps below.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with and choose Signup forms.
  3. Select General forms.
  4. Click the Build it tab.
  5. Click the Forms and response emails drop-down menu and choose Signup form.
  6. Click the field you want to edit. It will appear highlighted in yellow.
  7. Click the field settings tab.
  8. Under field label, type in translated text.
  9. Click Save Field.

Supported Languages

Here are the languages you can choose in the Translate it tab.

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Afrikaans
  • Belarusian
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • French (France)
  • French (Canada)
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Maltese
  • Malay
  • Macedonian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

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