Translator: "Mr. Philips."
Trevor: "Ah, here he is. Yes, Mr. Cheng, pleasure to meet you."
Translator: "Oh, no. I am Mr. Cheng's humble translator."
—The translator meets Trevor.

Tao Cheng's Translator is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing as a minor character in Grand Theft Auto V.



He is a member of the Los Santos Triads, serving under Wei Cheng. He works as a translator for Wei's son, Tao Cheng, who is unable to speak English. However, because of Tao's tendency to get high, the translator seems to primarily handle the tasks Wei gives to Tao when it comes to non-Chinese speaking partners.

Events of Grand Theft Auto V

Under Wei's orders, the translator and Tao meet up with Trevor Philips to discuss potential partnership. Trevor brings them both to his meth lab, which is under attack from the Aztecas, leading Trevor to hide the translator and Tao in a freezer to keep them safe while he fends off the attackers. After the attack, the terrified translator takes Tao away from the area.

After this incident, the translator reveals to Trevor that Wei decided against his potential partnership with Trevor in favor of another, but refuses to reveal who. He finally reveals the new partner to be the O'Neil brothers after Trevor smashed Tao's head against a wall several times.

Mission Appearances

Grand Theft Auto V