How annoyed you felt when you were bored during break time in school, wanted to relax a bit, and found that your school blocked your favorite game? Schools may use a web filter or firewall to block some content that they feel would affect productivity or is rather dangerous to surf for their students.
Well, let me tell you this is not the end of the world. Here I am going to introduce you to a very simple yet effective way to bypass such content filters to unblock games blocked by the ISP. I would not say that this trick will work for all sorts of blocked sites; nonetheless, it is proved successful in unblocking regular gaming sites at schools.
The steps to follow:
Usually, we use an URL to visit the website. If you want to open a site and find it blocked, you can copy the link address. In case you do not know the URL, you can Google the website name and find the address, and copy it. It may vary as per your web browser. For example, if you want to play Boredbro and find it block, you can type in http://www.boredbro.com/ in the destination box and the source box will turn it into an English translation. Super Easy!
Now, you will paste this URL in the first text input field box of translate.google.com after selecting any language but English as the language to translate to. You may choose any language based on what language you speak. Then, click the language option on the right-hand side; choose English as the language to translate into and the site will load the address link which you can use as a normal site address. As the translated URL is filtered through Google, a local firewall will not be able to filter or block the targeted websites. In simple words,
- Google the blocked website URL and copy it.
- Go to the www.translate.google.com
- Paste the copied link address into the left side box
- Set the destination language as English and the source language can be any language but English.
- To translate the link, copy the translated URL and paste it on the top address bar to access the blocked sites.
Another way to use Google Translate for accessing blocked sites is you can put http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&u=example.com and replace the example.com with the URL of the website you are trying to access and press enter.
Google Translate may not be as effective in contexts with less familiar language if the source language is not English. Chances of error or wrong website address are higher in such cases. Besides, misplaced translation frequently happens on this site due to a lack of appropriate words and a proper understanding of the context.
- Alternatives to Google Translate proxy for the regionally or nationally blocked sites?
Despite being quite effective on the local restrictions, this proxy does not work on the sites subjected to governmental or regional censorship. In such a case, alternative VPN connections are a proven solution.
- Is Google Translate free to use?
A: This is an associated feature of Google that is free to use like other Google services.
- Can this trick help to unblock streaming sites?
A: This trick is not as effective as a VPN server so it may not let you access Netflix, Spotify, or other streaming services.
- Is Google Translate accessible from mobile?
A: This is an instant translation service that can be accessed 24 hours a day via any mobile, Android IOS, and MAC as well.
- Can we use the sites unblocked by Google Translate like normal websites?
A: You can use that link address easily for visiting the sites even videos can play like a normal site sometimes but you may not be able to download any files or games.
Summing up, using Google Translate to unblock games at school is an incredibly useful trick, particularly for users who are not well acquainted with internet surfing or are not much handy at using the different internet features. Even though this site will allow you to unblock gaming sites and so many others, let’s not use this trick for browsing pirated sites or sites which may contain harmful malware. Otherwise, your institution may want to consider blocking Google Translate as well regardless of its importance for the students in fast learning a new language or quickly getting a translated meaning in their native language from English and vice versa.