Instant Translation in Bing

One of the things we’re focused on with Bing is bringing the answer you’re looking for to the top of your search result to save you the time of wading through a sea of blue links. Whether it’s getting the answer to a conversion or checking on your flight status, instant answers get you the information you want, quickly. Today, we’re excited to announce the newest instant answer in Bing, the translation instant answer. If you’re looking to impress your friends around the globe, you can now buff up on some common phrases in various languages using the translator instant answer in Bing.

 

Here is a brief look at how it works. Type in the phrase you’d like to translate and to what language. For example: “happy birthday in French.” And voila!

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Visit the Microsoft Translator team blog to see more great examples, including the translation instant answer for Spanish speaking markets. Let us know what other search tasks you’d like to see simplified by Bing.

 

 

Theo Vachovsky

 

Instant Answers Product Manager, Bing

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19 comments
  1. Anonymous

    Hey, Bing translation is not so sound. I tried to translate from German to English, results are sometimes good, sometimes bad. So please do really develop it as an 'Excellent Web Translator'.

  2. Anonymous

    I like Bing and have high expectations. But let's not fool ourselves the maps, especially on mobile devices is a little lacking. Finding a restaurant on another popular search (which remain nameless) will bring up more options.

    keep at it…we are cheering you on!

  3. ccssmikael

    innovation is little by little, and slowly but surely. i love bing. keep binging! i keep keep binging now!

  4. jackin

    microsofttranslator is woking fine but i need more language like i am from India so i need Hindi (national language of India)

  5. Defiscalisation

    It looks like Bing is moving faster then live used to.

    keep up the good work.

  6. Anonymous

    How can Bing help my blog? What features of Bing can I use for my blog?

  7. gstmauro

    If Bing could create a "document" search engine that searches for academic papers, scribd posts, and public domain books, that'd be awesome!  Good Luck Bing!

  8. gstmauro

    If Bing could create a "document" search engine that searches for academic papers, scribd posts, and public domain books, that'd be awesome!  Good Luck Bing!

  9. Quality Directory

    This translation tool has been long-awaited. I just hope Microsoft will break barriers with Bing.

  10. Anonymous

    Translation is neat but not quite there. Further it misses some basic semantic needs of the user. It behaves more like a programming construct. Eg Translate I Love You  Spanish or translate I love you  for spanish or possible inputs and these do not result into any meaningful results.

  11. Anonymous

    Beautifully done! Thanks very much.

  12. Anonymous

    I link Bing.com

  13. Anonymous

    Some of the other team blogs are dead links, e.g. the Microsoft advertising blogs.  Delete or fix?

  14. Anonymous

    That's a good feature.

  15. Anonymous

    It's good that Bing contain the translation feature so that users do not change page and keep searching faster.

  16. stretch69

    Ok, the Bing Translator is cool, but needs some work. I used it for a Spanish: Year 2 project; it was a get help quick help. It worked and got me a C-. The only thing is is it didn't completely translate everything I needed. So it worked, to an extent.

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  18. Anonymous

    Translation feature is looking good.

  19. nvsquared

    I may have to consider moving from google to bing now considering this.

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