How to change the language on a Kindle e-reader?

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change language kindle ereader

E-readers support different languages, allowing you to change the interface text. Let's take a look at how to change the language of a Kindle e-reader.

On a Kindle ereader, you can change the language of the interface (texts in menus), change the keyboard layout (from qwerty to azerty, for example) and add dictionaries.

To manage these options, go to Settings. Unfold the menu at the top of the home screen and press "All Settings":

change language kindle ereader

Next, go to Languages & dictionaries:

change language kindle ereader

In this new screen you can change the language of the Kindle e-reader, but also modify the keyboard layout and add dictionaries (beware, for some modifications you'll need a Wifi connection).

To change the language, click on Languages:

change language kindle ereader

The new screen lets you choose the language from among these:

  • English,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • Spanish,
  • Dutch,
  • Portuguese,
  • French,
  • Polish,
  • Chinese,
  • Japanese

change language kindle ereader

You can now select the language of your choice. Sometimes you'll need to choose a language variant (for French, you'll need to choose between France and Quebec/Canada, for example).

change language kindle ereader

For your Kindle's new language to take effect, you'll need to restart your e-reader (this will be done automatically).

change language kindle ereader

In addition, you can choose your keyboard layout (although this will be automatically selected with the Kindle language):

change language kindle ereader

As you can see from the screen above, you'll need to download some keyboards that are stored in the Amazon cloud. You'll also need to connect your Kindle to the Internet via Wifi.

You can also add dictionaries:

change language kindle ereader

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Recognizing the need for an informed and reliable source for eReader-related content, Nicolas created, where he currently serves as the lead writer. His well-crafted articles cover a wide range of topics, including eReader reviews, comparisons between various devices, tips for optimizing reading experiences, and discussions on the future of digital reading. Read more here

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