Language and Locale Support

Apps that you write for the Google Assistant are supported in the following languages with the corresponding locales. By default, your app:

  • Supports all regions (countries), as long as your users have set their Assistant locale to one of our supported locales.
  • Uses a TTS voice that corresponds to the user's Assistant locale. You can override this behavior and choose a specific TTS voice that doesn't change based on the user's Assistant locale.

English

The following locales and voices are supported for the English language.

  • en-US
  • en-GB
  • en-AU
  • en-CA (uses en-US voices)

Trigger Phrases

The basic verbs to trigger an app by its name are: talk, speak, and ask. Here are some example phrases that users can say to trigger your apps.

  • "let me talk to $name"
  • "I want to talk to $name"
  • "can I talk to $name"
  • "talk to $name"
  • "let me speak to $name"
  • "I want to speak to $name"
  • "can I speak to $name"
  • "speak to $name"
  • "ask $name"
  • "ask $name to ..."

en-US TTS voices

Voice Sample
Male 1

Male 2

Female 1

Female 2

en-GB TTS voices

Voice Sample
Male 1

Male 2

Female 1

Female 2

en-AU TTS voices

Voice Sample
Male 1

Male 2

Female 1

Female 2

en-IN TTS voices

Voice Sample
Male 1

Female 1

German

The following locales and voices are supported for the German language.

  • de-DE

Trigger Phrases

The basic verbs to trigger an app by its name are: sprechen, reden, and fragen. Here are some example phrases that users can say to trigger your apps.

  • "mit $name sprechen"
  • "ich will mit $name sprechen"
  • "kann ich mit $name reden"
  • "frage $name nach ..."
  • "mit $name unterhalten"
  • "mit $name quatschen"

de-DE TTS Voices

Voice Sample
Male 2

Female 1

Female 2

French

The following locales and voices are supported for the French language.

  • fr-FR
  • fr-CA

Trigger Phrases

The basic verbs to trigger an app by its name are:

  • parler
  • discuter
  • connecter
  • demander

Here are some example phrases that users can say to trigger your apps:

  • "parler avec $prénom"
  • "fais-moi parler avec $prénom"
  • "parler avec $prénom pour ..."
  • "j'aimerais discuter avec $prénom"
  • "je veux me connecter à $prénom"
  • "demande à $prénom de ..."

fr-FR TTS voices

Voice Sample
Male 1

Male 2

Female 1

Female 2

fr-CA TTS voices

Voice Sample
Male 1

Male 2

Female 1

Female 2

Japanese

The following locales and voices are supported for the Japanese language.

ja-JP

Trigger Phrases

The basic verbs to trigger an app by its name are: 話す, つなぐ, 会話, 繋ぐ, 頼む, and 言う. Here are some example phrases that users can say to trigger your apps.

  • "$nameにつないで"
  • "$nameと話す"
  • "$nameにつなぐ"
  • "$nameと会話"
  • "$nameに ... 頼む"
  • "$nameに ... 言う"

ja-JP TTS voices

Voice Sample
Male 1

Male 2

Female 1

Female 2

Korean

The following locales and voices are supported for the Korean language.

ko-KR

Trigger Phrases

The basic verbs to trigger an app by its name are: 말하기, 얘기할래, 말걸기, and 물어볼래. Here are some example phrases that users can say to trigger your apps.

  • "$name한테 말하기"
  • "$name(이)랑 말하기"
  • "$name(이)랑 얘기할래"
  • "$name한테 말걸기"
  • "$name한테 물어볼래"
  • "$name한테 ... 물어 볼래"

ko-KR TTS voices

Voice Sample
Male 1

Female 1

Spanish

The following locales and voices are supported for the Spanish language.

  • es-ES
  • es-419

In the Actions console, you can localize your app information and TTS voices for the following locales:

  • Spanish (Latin America) - es-419
  • Spanish (European) - es-ES

You can further customize logic and responses in your fulfillment, based on the user's Assistant locale setting. The following list describes the possible user locale settings and the corresponding locale codes that you receive in your fulfillment:

  • Spanish (Latin America) - es-419
  • Spanish (Mexico) - es-MX
  • Spanish (US) - es-US
  • Spanish (European) - es-ES

Trigger Phrases

The basic verbs to trigger an app by its name are:

  • contactar
  • conversación
  • conversar
  • hablar
  • preguntar

Here are some example phrases that users can say to trigger your apps.

  • hablar con $name
  • contactar con $name
  • iniciar conversación con $name
  • quiero iniciar una conversación con $name
  • conversar con $name
  • hablar con $name
  • me gustaría hablar con $name
  • preguntarle a $name

es-ES TTS voices

Voice Sample
Male 1

Female 1

es-419/es-US TTS voices

Voice Sample
Male 1

Female 1

Portuguese

The following locales and voices are supported for the Portuguese language.

  • pt-BR

Trigger Phrases

The basic verbs to trigger an app by its name are:

  • conversar
  • falar
  • perguntar
  • pergunte

Here are some example phrases that users can say to trigger your apps:

  • Falar com $name
  • conversar com $name
  • gostaria de conversar com $name
  • eu quero falar com o $name
  • falar com $name
  • me deixe falar com o $name
  • perguntar pra $name
  • pergunte ao $name
  • pergunte para a $name

TTS voices

Voice Sample
Male 1

Female 1

Italian

The following locales and voices are supported for the Italian language.

  • it-IT

Trigger Phrases

The basic verbs to trigger an app by its name are:

  • chiedere
  • domandare
  • parlare
  • passare

Here are some example phrases that users can say to trigger your apps:

  • parla con $name
  • chiedi a $name
  • voglio chiedere a $name
  • domanda a $name
  • fammi parlare con $name
  • parla con $name
  • posso parlare con $name
  • voglio parlare con $name
  • passami $name

TTS voices

Voice Sample
Male 1

Female 1