Translator for Windows 10

The Microsoft Translator app for Windows desktop is retired and is no longer available for download from the Microsoft Store. Please read the Translator blog to discover all your options for translating on your Windows device.

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  1. Maori Language Pack

    As Maori is an official language of New Zealand and is making a strong revival it is about time Translator included it. Google has a Maori translator. This language is important to our culture and encourage the uptake of will mean the language will stay alive

    8 votes

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  2. Could you add Mongolian language to the language packs?

    Could you add Mongolian language to the language packs?

    3 votes

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  3. 当一个词语有多种意思时,尽量在相应单词后面用括号标注一下

    经常会有翻译出的意思和真实语境意思不同的地方,标注一下,可以自主选择

    1 vote

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  4. Phonetic Translation!

    I think this concept will beat-out Google and others... Have a checkbox to display a third text frame that will show a phonetic version for the target language. The goal being to help the user (learn how to) say the phrase. It would be best if it showed along with the normal text so the user can correlate the two. There are also potentially two kinds of "phonetic". The primary (initial effort) would be the standards used in dictionaries. The other "seriously cool" version is to use syllables from words in the user's own language. This second approach is "out…

    3 votes

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  5. Application hotkeys

    Can you add some application and maybe web hotkeys to the application. For example: to change language, to delete previously translated word and so on

    1 vote

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  6. Cind ascult citirea textului (Limba straina ma intereseaza),pentru a o invata as vrea ca viteza citirii sa fie reglabila,acum e prea mare.

    Cind ascult citirea textului (Limba straina ma intereseaza),pentru a o invata as vrea ca viteza citirii sa fie reglabila,acum e prea mare.

    2 votes

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  7. Perfect word-to-word translation option

    Is there any option to have word-to-word translation i.e. without the addition of punctuation marks, capitalization etc. in the result?

    1 vote

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  8. Marathi Lauguage

    Please add Marathi language in translator app.

    2 votes

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  9. Translator Extension for Edge: translate text in images

    There's a Translator Edge browser extension available on the Store. It's great!

    However, it would be really cool if that could not only translate text on a web page, but run OCR on any images and translate any text it finds there.

    For example, web pages like this are currently untranslatable: https://www.okayzhihui.com/partner/125/183.html

    2 votes

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  10. read aloud

    In the translator app can the translations have the read aloud feature in the conversation mode?

    3 votes

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  11. malayalam

    Kindly include Malayalam also in languages available translation.

    2 votes

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  12. Windows 10 Mobile update

    Release the Translator app update also for ARM devices like Windows 10 Mobile (although as operating system is on the way to decline).

    Thank you

    12 votes

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  13. Show me the pin yin for Chinese I paste

    In Microsoft Translator, when I translate from English to Chinese it will show me the Chinese translation and also show me the pin yin pronunciation below. This is fantastic!

    Now I want to see the pin yin when I translate from Chinese to English.

    3 votes

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  14. Semi-automatic foreign language website translation

    Semi-automatic foreign language website translation like with Google on Ipad, with start / back button

    2 votes

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  15. Please provide support for Marathi language for Indian Customers

    it will help many small scale business persons to easily translate in any native language without any problem

    2 votes

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  16. my translator is not translating most words i add the last day/hours... everything okay with it?-o For example "abbreviation"

    Hello, got the idea that something runs not really well with ms translator @ the moment ?) Could it be....

    2 votes

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  17. Provide articles for single words

    Supply word articles which shows different translations, meanings and different forms (e.g. Past, Perfect) such as Abby Lingvo has.
    Also within a text translation several word translations should be offered

    2 votes

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  18. Sería bueno que se agregara a la Traducción de cualquier idioma los fonemas de las palabras.

    Los fonemas en muchas de las ocasiones sirven como guia para el aprendizaje de un idioma pues permiten identificar la correcta pronunciación de las palabras. En ese sentido debajo de las palabras debería aparecer el fonema, esto en cuanto textos cortos o palabras. Cuando se trate de textos largos se podría agregar una opcion para que apareciera o no con los fonemas.

    2 votes

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  20. Monolingual dictionary

    Please add English monolingual dictionary.

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