Communicate quicker and better with Phrasebooks and the Bilingual Dictionary in the new version of the Microsoft Translator apps!

We’ve got a couple of great new features available now in the Microsoft Translator apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire—Phrasebooks and the Bilingual Dictionary. If you’re trying to communicate in a language you don’t understand, phrasebooks can help you find the sentence, phrase, or word(s) you’re looking for quicker than ever. If you are…

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Microsoft Translator now available for all Edge users with the Windows 10 Anniversary update

Microsoft Edge – Turn on translation by clicking on the Translator icon in the top right corner of the browser Skype Preview – Turn on translation by selecting “Translate” from the More (…) menu in the top right corner of the app If you have received the Windows 10 Anniversary update, you can now translate…

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Introducing Cantonese for Microsoft Translator

Today, Microsoft Translator launches Cantonese text translation, the new language will be available throughout Microsoft Translator’s ecosystem of supported products* to empower individuals and organizations through quick and cost effective translation. Cantonese (Language code YUE) is spoken by about 55 million people in China, and another 20M globally. With the new language, governments, communities and,…

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“Welkom” Afrikaans to Microsoft Translator

Cape Town, South Africa Today, Afrikaans joins the list of 50+ text translation languages supported by Microsoft Translator. The language is now, or will soon be available in all of Microsoft products with Translation features powered by Microsoft Translator. Afrikaans is spoken by over 7 million people worldwide as a primary language, with most being…

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Australian Museum and the University of New South Wales Team with Microsoft to Preserve Australian Aboriginal Languages

In 1901, the year of the Australian Federation, there were 750 aboriginal languages spoken around the newly formed nation. Today there are fewer than 20 languages in active use. The rest are categorized by UNESCO from threatened to extinct. We are pleased to announce Microsoft’s partnership with the Australian Museum and the University of New…

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Simplify your packing list with Microsoft Translator for Amazon Fire

Taking a trip this summer? If you’re packing your Fire with reading materials, don’t forget to also download the Microsoft Translator app and you’ll be carrying along your own personal translator in the same device. You can download the app for free from the Amazon Underground app store. You can also use Amazon Underground for…

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Microsoft Translator Adds Image Translation to Android

Today, we are announcing several new Microsoft Translator capabilities available for Android users, including instant translation of images. With the new image translation feature in the Translator app for Android, you no longer need to type text or say foreign languages phrases out loud when you see them written on signs, menus, flyers…whatever. Instead you…

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In case you missed us at //build/…

Microsoft’s annual developer conference, //build/, was held March 30th to April 1st in San Francisco. During the conference, we unveiled a new version of Microsoft Translator API that adds real-time speech translation capabilities to the existing text translation API. Powered by Microsoft’s state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technologies, speech translation has been available in Skype or over…

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Instant Translations from Cortana Are Now Available in French, German, Italian, and Spanish

Deutsch – English – Español – Français – Italiano Microsoft is announcing that Cortana now supports instant translations for its French, German, Italian, and Spanish versions of Windows 10. When you are using Windows 10 in these languages and need a quick translation of a phrase, you can now just ask Cortana and you’ll get…

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Microsoft Translator now offers the most comprehensive translation solution for the iOS ecosystem

Today we are announcing two new features for the Microsoft Translator app for iOS, making it the most comprehensive free translation solution for iPhone, iPad and iPod users. In addition to text, conversation and image translation already available, we are adding support for offline (i.e. not connected to the Internet) and webpage translation. Until now,…

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