Microsoft Translator and Skype Translator now support Japanese for speech translation

Apr 6, 2017   |   Vanessa Ho

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Microsoft Translator and Skype Translator now support Japanese for real-time speech translation, which means Skype users around the world can make voice and video calls in Japanese. Other apps and services that use Microsoft Translator can also now use Japanese, the tenth speech-translation language supported by the artificial intelligence technology.

“Japanese has commonly been noted as one of the most difficult languages for native English speakers to learn, due to its entirely different grammatical structure and vocabulary belonging to the Japonic linguistic family,” writes the Skype Team. “Japan has also become a beloved destination for both tourism and business, and we’re excited for the potential benefit Skype Translator will bring to Japan, the community and our users.”

Learn more on the Skype Blog and Microsoft Translator Blog.

Vanessa Ho
Microsoft News Center Staff

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