Microsoft Translator Instant Answers Now On Bing

By Sunshine | In News | Posted June 11, 2009 4 comments

Wow, did they read our comments? More integration of the translator into Bing? You got it! Starting today you can translate a word or phrase directly on Bing.

How does this work? Say you want to know how to say thank you in another language. Simply type ”translate Thank you” and Bing will return the following:
BingTranslate1 
Neat huh? If you want it in one specific language you can get it by typing: translate Thank you to Dutch
BingTranslate2

As you can see it will return the query in the desired language. But wait there is more! There is a different way of asking to translate too. Let’s say you are wondering how to say orange juice in Spanish. We type in: how do you say orange juice in spanish (it is not cap sensitive) and lookie: 
BingTranslate3 
Bing, there it is! Hello in Spanish?
BingTranslate4 
Yep, works too! Awesome!

Now it appears that this only works if you have Bing set to United States (bah humbug), but hopefully this is something we really will see in other markets too.

Posted June 11th, 2009 at 2:58 pm
Category: News
Tags: Translator
  • James Ross

    It looks to be working for me with the region set to UK as well, although it’s a little hit-and-miss on whether it puts the translation in the result page or just links to the translator (which does include the query, though).

  • http://www.liveside.net/members/empirestatebuddy/default.aspx empirestatebuddy

    wow! this is friggin’ awesome! i’m gonna tell friends about this…

  • http://www.liveside.net/members/Khristopher/default.aspx Khristopher

    Works in Canada just fine :)

  • http://www.liveside.net/members/CalumJR/default.aspx CalumJR

    It was fantastic when I saw this. Thanks for the info, Sunshine. I really hope they did read our comments as that shows they really are listening to feedback everywhere and implementing the good ideas.

    This translation integration is absolutely brilliant!

    Kudos to the Bing team. I have been using Bing since its launch and I have found it is more relevant, for me, than Google and the interface is beautiful. The daily pictures top it off.

    I just wish the UK version was exactly like the US version (with the explore bar, the PowerSet integration etc) :(