Cortana adds native translator support

Cortana is learning some new languages! Microsoft Translator is being added to the Cortana app inside Windows 10, which means you’ll soon be able to ask Microsoft’s digital assistant for instant translations. If you have installed Windows 10 on your mobile device you will be able to translate a lot of new languages on the go using Cortana.
The native translation support is now available in the US and China and hopefully it will expand internationally soon. Cortana itself hasn’t yet been switched on in the UK yet for Windows 10 users but there seems no reason why Microsoft would want to hold it back much longer. Native translation supports 38 different languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, simplified Chinese and Japanese. Some less well-known ones make the cut too, such as Finnish and Slovenian (here’s the full list).
To use the new feature you just have to say the “Hey Cortana” shortcut phrase (at your PC or mobile). You can then use the phrases “translate…” or “how to say…” as you prefer. As with any other Cortana query, you can opt to type it into the taskbar search box if you don’t like raising your voice in the living room or office. This feature is a long time coming, considering that Microsoft Translator has been a part of Bing for a while now.
Source: TechRadar
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