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 your translation in an instant. You can also type the phrase into the Cortana toolbar in case you're in a place where you can't speak it out loud.
Microsoft Translator's mission is to break the language barrier by providing translation whenever and wherever you need it. In addition to being integrated into Cortana, you can also download the Translator app for Windows 10 to get translations from your webcam or to translate when you are not connected to the internet. Microsoft Translator apps are also available for iPhone and Apple Watch, Android phones and watches, and it is integrated into a number of products such as Microsoft Office, Bing, and Skype Translator.
Just like the English release of instant translation last September, you can ask Cortana to translate for you to get an answer right away. Currently, for instance, you can say in English, "Hey Cortana, translate where is the nearest taxi stand in Polish" (or any supported languages) and receive the translated phrase from Microsoft Translator right within Cortana. Now, this is also possible in these localized versions of Windows 10. Here are few examples of how you can ask for these translations in these languages:
|Traduis où est le restaurant le plus proche en Suédois.||Übersetze ‚Wo befindet sich das nächstliegende Restaurant?' ins Schwedische.||Traduci dov'è il ristorante più vicino in svedese.||Traduce ¿Dónde está el restaurante más cercano? al Sueco.|
|Comment dit-on où est l'hôtel le plus proche en Thaï?||Wie sagt man ‚Wo ist der nächste Hotelladen' in Thailändisch?||Come si dice dov'è l’albergo più vicino in cinese?||¿Cómo se dice dónde está el hotel más cercano en Tailandés?|
Want to know if Cortana can translate into the language you need? Here is a list of the languages you can translate to:
Sometimes, if Cortana misunderstands you or does not have the translation, it will open up a web page after performing a web search for it.
Next time you want to know the translation of a word or phrase, just ask Cortana and she will lend you a hand!
For more Windows 10 resources, don't forget to check out the Windows 10 help, tips, and tricks page. Or if you have any questions, you can always post to Windows 10 Forums at Windows Central for more help.
Apps Powered by Microsoft Translator: