What languages does Microsoft Translator support?
Microsoft Translator supports more than 60 languages for text translation. All of these languages are available in most products powered by Microsoft Translator including Translator for Bing and Translator apps.
|Arabic||Danish||Haitian Creole||Klingon (plqaD)||Portuguese||Swedish||Yucatec Maya|
|Chinese Simplified||Finnish||Italian||Maltese||Serbian (Latin)||Ukrainian|
Microsoft Translator supports the following languages for conversational (not just simple command-like sentences) translation. These are available in the Microsoft Translator live feature in the Translator apps for Windows, iOS and Android (including Kindle Fire) and in Presentation Translator. They are also available in the Android and iOS conversation feature and in the Translator feature of Skype for Windows desktop.
|Arabic (Modern Standard)|
How do I get my language supported?
We add new languages periodically. In the process of adding a new language to the automatic translation system, the most important learning material is existing high-quality translations—the same text in two languages.
A significant amount, typically 1+ million words of this type of text, is needed to build a reasonable-quality machine translation system for a particular language pair. Find out how machine translation works at www.microsoft.com/translator/mt.aspx
If you have access to this type of text, or to a community committed to adding a new language, we offer free use of the Microsoft Translator Hub. Languages such as Hmong, Maja, Otomi, Welsh, and even Klingon have been added to the Microsoft Translator service by using the Hub.
To see an example of how a community can use the Microsoft Translator Hub you can watch this Hmong community video.
Speech recognition is a totally different process than translation. It requires a whole new set of data (hundred of hours of recorded audios and their associated transcriptions) and trainings of our machine learning based engines to become available. Therefore, we cannot always deliver speech recognition as quickly as new supported languages become available for Microsoft Translator.
We continue to release improvements to the quality of our existing languages and to expand on our coverage of languages from around the world so that more and more people can talk to the Microsoft Translator in their own language.
Suggest a new language
If there is a language you would like to see added, you can let us know at the link below. If someone has already mentioned the language you are interested in, you can cast an additional vote.
Other Language Lists
Neural Network (NN) Powered Languages
Neural network models are available for all of the following languages in Microsoft Translator apps (Windows, Android, Kindle, iOS) and on www.bing.com/translator. Learn more about neural network based translation
Downloadable Language Packs
Downloadable language packs give you access to offline translation in situations where Internet access is unavailable or cost prohibitive, such as with international roaming. Downloadable language packs are now available for the Translator apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and Amazon Fire.
iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire
The downloadable language packs for the Microsoft Translator app for iOS, Android, and Fire are the world's first Deep Neural Network-powered offline translation engine. By downloading free offline packs, you can get near online-quality translations, even when you are not connected to the Internet.
Image Translation Languages
Image translation (also known as Optical Character Recognition or OCR) lets you translate text from your camera roll or saved pictures. Users can translate menus, signs or simple brochures from their phone with the translation appearing in an overlay above the existing text in the picture. This feature is currently available in the Translator apps for iOS, Windows, Android, and Amazon Fire.
* Currently not available for Windows devices.
Short-form Voice Recognition Languages
Languages that support voice recognition for short sentences, such as when asking for directions.
These voice recognition models are available in Translator for Cortana, as well as in the conversation translations feature (one-way and bi-directional) in the Translator apps for Windows, Android, iOS, and Amazon Fire when a conversation language is not available (available conversation models are indicated with an *). These models are the same speech recognition models that power the Bing Speech API short form.
Custom Speech Recognition
Presentation Translator supports Microsoft Cognitive Service’s Custom Speech Service to improve live subtitling in your PowerPoint slides and speaker notes. Supported languages for custom speech recognition in Presentation Translator are:
Text to Speech Languages
Some languages have text to speech audio output, allowing you to hear the translated text in its native accent. The following languages support text to speech.