Microsoft Translator is a cloud service that translates between 45+ languages. In addition to powering Bing translation for Search, Bing Bar and Bing.com/translator, it powers translations in Microsoft products such as Microsoft Office, Yammer, Skype Translator, Internet Explorer and many others.
Microsoft Translator uses an automatic translation engine that employs machine learning to generate statistical translation models. Learn more about how automatic translation works.
Microsoft Translator currently supports the following languages:
Microsoft Translator periodically adds new languages based on demand for the language and the quality of the language translation. Microsoft Translator requires a significant amount of high-quality translation text, typically 1+ million words, to build a translation system for the language.
If you would like to see support for a particular language, write to us on the forum.
Microsoft Translator supports a wide range of products and services to help businesses meet their translation needs. For information on Microsoft Translator for businesses, go to the Microsoft Translator website at www.microsoft.com/translator.
To translate any page while you surf the web, you can install the Translator bookmarklet. The bookmarklet is supported on all major browsers.
If you are using Internet Explorer 8 or above, you can also use the Translator Accelerator to translate a webpage.
You can also install the Bing Bar to translate webpages with Internet Explorer.
Results from automatic translation are not as reliable as human translations. Additional information from you will help us improve future translations. To report a translation that is incorrect, press the thumbs down button under the translation.
It is also useful to let us know when the translation is good. When you see a correct translation, be sure to click the thumbs up button!
When the source language is set to "Auto-Detect", Translator attempts to determine the language of your content automatically. In short texts, there is sometimes not enough information to detect the correct language. In that case please choose the source language manually.
To protect your privacy, Translator does not translate https sites and sites that require login information. Some sites explicitly prevent being run within viewers like Microsoft Translator.
To make your blog accessible to a worldwide audience, you can easily add Microsoft Translator to sites hosted on many of the world’s most popular blogging platforms. To add Microsoft Translator to a WordPress.org powered site, use the the WordPress plugin . If your blog is hosted on a platform such as Blogger , Tumblr, or Weebly, use the Translator Web Widget.
You can use Microsoft Translator directly on your webpage by using the Web Widget or the Microsoft Translator API. The Widget can be applied quickly and easily by non-developers just by adding a code snippet found here.
By using the Microsoft Translator API natively or through third parties tools, developers can fully customize the translation user interface in web pages and apps. More information about the Translator API can be found on the the Microsoft Translator website.
You can use the Collaborative Translations Framework to allow your user community to improve page translations with the Widget or the Translator API.
Skype Translator enables video, audio and text conversations across languages. The Skype Translator Preview is available via limited beta invitations. You can register for the preview at www.skype.com/translator
You can translate using the same powerful Translator service directly using the Windows and Windows Phone apps.The apps feature any-to-any language translation, camera mode, speech to text (and text to speech), and offline language packs that let you use the app when your device is not connected to the internet.
Some of these translation features are also available on the Bing Search app for iOS and Android.