So, you know how we all love buying stuff from Amazon, right? Well, sometimes, you might notice that instead of English, everything is in Spanish! It can be surprising, but there’s a reason behind it. You see, Amazon is super smart and tries to talk to us in the language we understand best.
Amazon’s main language is English, but it lets every visitor and buyer choose their favorite language. It checks where our computers, tablets, or phones are, what account information we have, and what our internet browsers prefer. Then, Amazon picks a language it thinks we like!
Have you ever clicked a link and suddenly, Amazon starts speaking another language? That’s one reason why the language might change all of a sudden. For example, if you search for something on Google and click on a link that takes you to the German Amazon site, Amazon will start talking in German!
If you see Amazon changing to Spanish and other languages on your computer or phone, there could be several reasons for it. But don’t worry! We’re going to explore why this happens and how to fix it, so Amazon speaks the language you understand best!
We’ll also share some easy fixes if Amazon keeps switching languages on you. Keep reading, and you’ll learn how to make sure Amazon talks to you in the language you like!
How to Make Amazon Speak Your Language
Okay, so if Amazon is not speaking your language, we need to teach it to do so! If it’s talking in Spanish in one place and English in another, there might be something up with the browser. If it’s speaking Spanish everywhere, then there could be a little mix-up with your account settings. No worries, we’re going to sort it out!
Switching to Your Favorite Language
- Step 1: First, we need to make sure Amazon knows what language we want. On a computer, find a flag icon next to the search box and click it. There should be a drop-down menu where you can pick your language.
- Step 2: You can also go to the Amazon Language Settings page and pick the language you like and save it.
- Step 3: If you’re using a phone, find a globe icon at the bottom of Amazon’s site, pick your language and save it. Amazon will send you an email saying it’s been updated!
- Step 4: If you’re using the Amazon app, find the menu symbol (it looks like three lines). Go to Settings > Country & Language > Language, and pick your language!
Getting Your Country Right
Amazon works in twenty countries, and each one has its own languages, prices, and ways to send stuff. If Amazon is showing everything in Spanish, it might think you’re in Spain or another country that speaks Spanish, like Mexico.
- Step 1: Click the flag icon and pick Change country/region. If it’s not in English, find a link at the bottom of the drop-down card to change it.
- Step 2: Choose the country you want from the drop-down menu and click Go to Website. A new Amazon tab will open in the main language of that country.
- Language Setting Alert: Once you pick your country and language, click “Go to website” to open a new Amazon tab in your chosen language.
- Step 3: On the mobile app, press the menu button and select Settings > Country & Language > Country/Region. Pick a country from the list of countries available in English or your preferred language.
Adjusting VPN Settings
So, sometimes websites, including Amazon, look at where our computers or phones say we are, and then they decide what language to use. This is where VPNs come in. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It can make the internet think you’re in Spain even if you’re not!
If Amazon is showing everything in Spanish, your VPN might be telling Amazon that you’re in Spain or another place where people speak Spanish.
Easy! Check your VPN settings and choose a country where they don’t speak Spanish. Then, refresh the page.
Check Website’s Language and Location
Another thing! If you use a link from another website to visit Amazon, sometimes the language can change. There are a few reasons why this might happen:
- The website or search engine is set to a country where people speak Spanish.
- The seller on Amazon is allowed to sell in a place where the main language is Spanish.
- The website or search engine is set to Spanish as the main language.
If you’re sent to the Spanish Amazon site when you click on a product in Google, check Google’s location settings.
- Step 1: Click Settings next to the search field on Google’s results page and pick Search Settings.
- Step 2: Scroll down to Region Settings, and pick your current region or a country where Spanish isn’t the main language. Then, click Save.
- Step 3: If you’re using Microsoft Bing, click the menu button and pick Settings. Choose the country you prefer. If you choose the United States, make sure to pick United States – English, not Spanish.
Cleaning Up Amazon’s Cookies/Cache
Sometimes, Amazon might keep speaking Spanish because of some tiny bits of data called cookies stored in your browser. Don’t worry; clearing them might help, and it’s super simple! If you’ve checked the language and region settings on Amazon and other websites and everything seems right, follow these steps.
For Chrome Users
- Step 1: Open Chrome and type a special address in the address box, then press Enter. (Note: You didn’t provide the specific address to be typed; please insert it.)
- Step 2: Type “amazon” in the search bar at the top-right and choose Remove all displayed.
- Step 3: A box will pop up asking if you’re sure. Click Clear all to continue.
Just remember, doing this will sign you out of Amazon, so you’ll need to log in again and maybe redo your language and region settings.
For Microsoft Edge Users
- Step 1: Open Edge and type a special address in the address bar, then hit Enter. (Note: The specific address is missing; please insert it.)
- Step 2: Just like in Chrome, type “amazon” in the top-right search bar and select Remove all displayed.
- Step 3: A confirmation screen will pop up. Click Clear.
Setting Your Browser Language
If your browser is set to prefer Spanish or multiple languages, it might make Amazon show everything in Spanish too. We need to make sure our browser knows what language we want. Here’s how:
For Chrome Users
- Go to Settings > Advanced > Language. Here, you’ll see a list of languages your browser can use.
- If you see Spanish in the list, click the menu button next to it and remove it.
For Microsoft Edge Users
- Click the menu button and go to Settings > Languages.
- Just like in Chrome, if Spanish is in the list, click the menu button next to it and take it off the list.
Updating Browser or App
If our browser is old or not working right, it might not show websites, like Amazon, correctly. If Amazon is still speaking Spanish, make sure your browser is up to date. Here’s how:
- For Chrome and Microsoft Edge: Go to Settings > About. If there’s an update, the browser will let you know and do it by itself.
- For Firefox Users: Click Preferences and follow the instructions in the Firefox Updates section.
- For the Amazon App: Check your app store and update the app if needed.
If Amazon is showing in a different language, checking your browser’s preferred language and making sure everything is updated can make a big difference. By making these simple adjustments, you can make Amazon and other websites speak the way you want them to!