How do I get my language supported?

Text Languages:

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 4 to 5 million words of this type of text, is needed to build a reasonable-quality automatic translation system for a particular language pair. Find out how automatic translation works at www.aka.ms/MT.

Speech Languages

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.

Stay tuned on our blog (www.aka.ms/Translatorblog), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/microsofttranslator), or Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/MStranslator) for updates to our language coverage.

For the up-to-date list of supported language please go to www.microsoft.com/translator/languages.aspx


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  1. Kannada - Karnataka - India

    Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ) or Canarese, the official language of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Kannada is a Dravidian language spoken by about 44 million people in the Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

    49 votes
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  2. Pashto - Afghanistan

    It is an Eastern Iranian language, belonging to the Indo-European family. Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, and it is the second-largest regional language of Pakistan, mainly spoken in the west and northwest of the country.

    24,603 votes
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  3. Amharic - Ethiopia

    Is there any way to work on getting an Amharic pack? Addis is becoming a more popular travel destination. I have a very rudimentary vocabulary in the language and would love to have more opportunities to learn and communicate. Thanks!

    Amharic is a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia. It is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic, and the official working language of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Amharic is also the official or working language of several of the states within the federal system.

    22 votes
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  4. Slovak offline for Windows - Slovakia

    Slovak is available as and offline language for Android and iOS but not yet for Windows.

    Slovak is a Western Slavonic language spoken by about 5.6 million people in Slovakia and also in Canada, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and the USA. Slovak is closely related to Czech, Polish, and Sorbian.

    4 votes
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  5. Sinhala - Sri Lanka

    සිංහල (sinhala) support is needed

    48 votes
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  6. 158 votes
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  7. Yiddish

    Yiddish is the language of the Ashkenazim, central and eastern European Jews and their descendants. Written in the Hebrew alphabet, it became one of the world’s most widespread languages, appearing in most countries with a Jewish population by the 19th century. Along with Hebrew and Aramaic, it is one of the three major literary languages of Jewish history.

    9 votes
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  8. Punjabi - Punjab - Pakistan and India

    Can punjabi be added please.
    Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by 102 million native speakers worldwide, making it the 10th most widely spoken language (2015) in the world. It is the native language of the Punjabi people who inhabit the historical Punjab region of Pakistan and India. It is the only living language among the Indo-European languages which is a fully tonal language.

    10,754 votes
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  9. Georgian - Georgia

    please add georgian language

    84 votes
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  10. Arabic vowels support

    Support for Arabic vowels is needed, changing a vowel somewhere in a word can change what it means
    Example:
    مُنَظَم: organized
    مُنَظِم: organizer
    A small change in the vowel of the letter before the last letter changed what the word means

    73 votes
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  11. Azerbaijani (Azeri) - Azerbaijan

    What language is spoken in Azerbaijan? Azerbaijani (or Azeri) is the official language of the country.

    9 votes
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  12. Persian / Farsi Speech

    Persian, also known as Farsi, is the predominant modern descendant of Old Persian, a southwestern Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages.

    115 votes
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  13. Thai offline for Windows

    English - thai language offline.

    14 votes
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  14. Albanian - shqip - gjuha shqipe - Albania

    Albanian (shqip / gjuha shqipe) Albanian is an Indo-European language which forms its own branch in the Indo-European family and has no close relatives. It is spoken by about 7.6 million people, mainly in Albania and Kosovo, and also in parts of Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.

    84 votes
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  15. Please add Romaji

    The app translate only Kanji input. Add the Rōmaji input for non-Japanese people

    31 votes
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  16. Gujarati - Gujarat - India

    Add Gujarati language in translator

    43 votes
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  17. pinyin as a language option

    Pinyin as a language option for Chinese would be awesome. I typically need the Chinese with pinyin displayed. Or, pinyin because I need to understand how to say the Chinese and don't have the luxury to listen to spoken words but have the time to read pinyin with inclinations.

    13 votes
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  18. Irish - Ireland

    Irish (Gaeilge), also referred to as Gaelic or Irish Gaelic,[4] is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.

    112 votes
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  19. Telugu - Andhra Pradesh - Telangana - Yanam - India

    Telugu is a Dravidian language native to India. It stands alongside Hindi, English and Bengali as one of the only languages which predominate in more than one Indian state; it is the primary language in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, as well as in the town of Yanam where it is also an official language.

    97 votes
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  20. Romanian Speech - Romania

    Romanian is a Romance language spoken by around 24 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million people as a second language. It has official status in Romania and the Republic of Moldova.

    26 votes
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