Amazon normally loads in English by default. But all of a sudden, why is my Amazon in Spanish or other languages? Are you confused about why it happened? & want to know How to fix it? If you are bothered about these, then you are at the right place.
This happens for a number of reasons, like, a change in your location when you are traveling, etc. It can also be due to changes in language and region settings, clicking on an unknown product link, VPN settings & more.
Let’s say you are traveling to France. Then, Amazon’s system will load the website in French (Amazon.fr). If you are using a VPN & server is changed to a different location, then Amazon will load a different webpage. But all of this is not permanent; you can change them.
Why Is My Amazon In Spanish?
Let’s see why you see your Amazon in Spanish for no reason and what are the ways to fix them:
1. Amazon’s Default Language
Amazon has different top-level domains (TLDs) for different regions. The language of the webpage changes as per that domain, like Amazon.es for Spain. Thus make sure you have done the right location settings. To do so, follow these steps:
In Amazon mobile app,
- Log in to your Amazon account. (if needed)
- Tap on the hamburger menu (☰).
- Next, go to Settings.
- Now, tap on ‘Country and Language.’ Amazon will now display languages available in the region.
- You can choose your preferred language from the list.
In Amazon mobile web,
- After login into your Amazon account.
- Go to the bottom of the Amazon browser tab,
- Find and tap on the ‘globe’ icon.
- From the list, select English or the language you prefer.
- Finally, tap on ‘Save Changes’; the page will automatically reload.
Amazon will now display the page in the preferred language.
In Amazon desktop web,
- First, ensure that you have your country-specific URL in the URL bar, for Ex-, Amazon.com for the US and Amazon.es for Spain.
- Find & click the flag icon just beside the search bar in Amazon.
- A drop-down list will appear, and you may select your preferred language.
Else you can visit the language settings in the Amazon account to do so.
2. Change Country/Region
Amazon is a global eCommerce platform. It ships to over 100 countries and thus supports different languages. Amazon shows its webpage in language as per the language of the user’s country. Thus Amazon will display items in Spanish if you are in Spain or any other Spanish-speaking country like Mexico. It will load in French if you have selected your country as France.
However, you can change the language and region settings if your Amazon is in Spanish by following these steps.
For the Amazon mobile app,
- Open the Amazon app & login into your account
- Tap on the hamburger menu (☰) at the bottom right corner.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page.
- Next, tap on the ‘Settings’ drop-down menu.
- On top of the list, tap Country & Language,
- Select the ‘Country/Region‘ option.
- From there, you can choose the country.
- Next, tap on ‘Language‘ and choose the language available in that region. Finally, tap on ‘Done.’
The app will refresh, and now you will see the Home page & others as per chosen language settings.
For the Amazon Desktop website,
- Go to the Amazon website and log in to your account.
- Hover over the flag(ES) icon at the top right side; a list will show up.
- Go to the bottom of the list, and click on ‘Change country/region.’
- On the fresh page that opens, Click on the drop-down menu ‘[Country ˅].’
- Next, select the country from the list.
- Next, click on ‘Go to website.’
- A fresh Amazon webpage will load in a new tab in the language of the region/country you selected.
You can further change to any regional language of that country that Amazon provides. For this,
- Hover over the flag icon next to the search bar.
- Select the language from the list that shows up.
3. Check VPN Settings
VPN (Virtual Private Network) servers also affect the language settings. This happens when the server’s IP location is changed. For example, if you use are in the USA & select Spain as the IP location in VPN, then Amazon assigns Amazon.es (Spanish) to you. It means you’ll see your default language Spanish if your preferred country is Spanish through VPN.
To change it,
- Open the VPN on your mobile/desktop.
- Go to the VPN server/location settings.
- Change it to any other or preferred location.
- Now revisit the site or refresh the page.
Amazon will load in the default language of the chosen location.
4. Check the Websites’ Location and Language settings
Sometimes if you are using Amazon from a third-party website, then also you may see your Amazon may load in Spanish. Further, If you visit Amazon by clicking on an ad from a Google search results page or some webpage, you may be redirected to the Spanish version of Amazon. Thus you see all items and pages in Spanish on your screen.
It happens primarily because:
- The webpage that redirected you to Amazon has Spanish as the default language.
- The product ad you clicked is registered in Spanish. Like a Spain/Mexico-based shoemaker.
- The search engine’s language settings for third-party websites are set to a Spanish-speaking country on your web browser.
In these cases, the best you can do is, change the browser’s webpage settings.
For Google Chrome,
- Open the browser on the desktop and search for anything.
- Click on the gear icon at the top right corner.
- Click next to languages, and change the language you prefer.
- Click on ‘Save‘ & go back; the webpage will load in the chosen language.
For the Microsoft Edge browser, you can change these settings:
- Open your Edge browser on the desktop.
- Click on the meatballs menu icon (⋮) at the top right corner.
- On the menu that opens, click on the Settings icon.
- Next, find & Click on ‘Languages.’
- Choose the ‘Add language’ & tick on the preferred language and click ‘Add.’
- From the list of languages just below, click on the menu just beside it & click ‘Move to top.’
5. Update Browser/App
Sometimes, the Browser you are using for Amazon Web may be outdated. Due to this also, the browser may display Amazon in Spanish. In order to fix bugs like ‘sudden change to Spanish,’ keep on updating your browser regularly.
If you are using Google Chrome, Edge, or any other browser, you can update them from the settings menu. Alternatively, you can visit the App Store (on iOS) & Play Store (on Android) to do this. You should also update the Amazon app from time to time in order to avoid bugs & get the latest updates and features on the app.
6. Clear Amazon’s browser Cookies
Websites store cookies data in them to increase webpage efficiency. These cache files sometimes may lead to issues, like Amazon may redirect you to the Spanish webpage. However, you can remove them by going to the settings page of your browser.
In Desktop Chrome, use these steps:
- In the URL bar, paste this chrome://settings/content/all;
- In the search bar at the top middle, type ‘Amazon’ & hit enter.
- Next, click on the trash bin icon to the right of ‘Amazon.com’
- Now Click ‘Clear’
- Once you do this, go back and refresh the Amazon webpage. You will see Amazon in your preferred language.
7. Check Browser’s Language Preferences
Nowadays, browsers like Chrome and Edge support multiple languages, which makes them more convenient to use for people. You may see the Amazon account’s language in Spanish, especially if that is your language preference in the browser. You need to remove Spanish from the list of preferred languages in the browser’s settings.
Steps to correct the browser’s language preference are as follows:
- Click on the Kebab menu > Settings.
- Next, click on ‘Languages.’ You will see a list of preferred languages for the browser.
- Remove Spanish from the list by clicking on the kebab menu just to the right.
- Go back, and now your account settings will be updated.
Desktop Microsoft Edge
- On your Edge browser, click on the kebab menu in the upper right corner.
- Click on Settings > Languages.
- From the list, click on the Kebab menu next to Spanish & click ‘Remove.’
Similarly, you can change account settings for other browsers too.
Here we looked at how to change back to English(or your own language) if your Amazon loads in Spanish out of nowhere. We have covered all the possible reasons why Amazon may display pages in Spanish & also how you can fix them. However, there may be factors beyond this. Like, if you open a product link that has a language suffix in it, then also your Amazon may be set to Spanish. You can simply remove the language prefix & add your own to change the language. Besides, we have covered all the possible reasons and their solution above.
I hope that this article helps you solve your problem. If you still have some queries feel free to comment below.