Instant Translation Comes to Bing

Description

Besides being a decision engine that helps you find health, travel, or shopping information, the new search engine at Bing.com can now also help you translate between different languages on the fly. Instead of having to load up a specific site that does translation, you can just type in what you want to translate right into Bing’s search box.

For example, if you wanted to translate “I love you” into Japanese, you could enter the query: translate I love you to Japanese. The results would look like this:

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Or if you wanted to just know several different ways to say “I love you” in other languages, you could enter the query: translate I love you.

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Don’t worry about the semantics of your query either, it doesn’t have to begin with “translate.” You can also ask Bing “how do you say…” and Bing will know you’re looking for a translation. For example:

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The Discussion

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    jibba_jabba

    Neat...but needs some tweaking...doesn't seem to work with all requests: Just tried Translate "where is the bathroom" from english and all it did was bring up the link to microsoft translator.

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    jibba_jabba

    Neat...but needs some tweaking...doesn't seem to work with all requests: Just tried Translate "where is the bathroom" from english and all it did was bring up the link to microsoft translator.

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    John Ellis

    Yeah, this is a problem for me too. Perhaps if the algorithm isn't certain if we want to translate particuarly long phrases it could ask?

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    John Ellis

    Yeah, this is a problem for me too. Perhaps if the algorithm isn't certain if we want to translate particuarly long phrases it could ask?

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    ashithmr

    When is bing rolling out translators in Indian Languages like Hindi and Kannada

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    ashithmr

    When is bing rolling out translators in Indian Languages like Hindi and Kannada

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