How to get the current language in Drupal 8 | Drupal 8

How to get the current language in Drupal 8

Submitted by editor on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 10:57

How to get the currently selected language (current page or user language) programmatically in Drupal8 ?

Drupal 8

//To get the lanuage code:
$language = \Drupal::languageManager()->getCurrentLanguage()->getId();

//To get the language name:
$language =  \Drupal::languageManager()->getCurrentLanguage()->getName();


Drupal 7

global $language;


Navneet Singh (not verified)

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:18

Drupal 7:

global $language;
// return lang code;
return $language->language;

Drupal 8:

return $language = \Drupal::languageManager()->getCurrentLanguage()->getId();

KaedSaugos (not verified)

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 21:27

I tried this, and I am getting lang-english for all languages even after clearing all cache.

function mytheme_preprocess_html(&$variables) {
$language = \Drupal::languageManager()->getCurrentLanguage()->getName();
$variables['language'] = $language;

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