The Ideal Translator application for Traveling: Microsoft Translator

You definitely don’t need translator applications in your daily life, but they are more than useful when it comes to learning new languages and visiting foreign countries. Everyone knows about Google’s Translate application, but today I want to talk about another ideal application for traveling: none other than Microsoft Translator.

You’ll be surprised to find out the fact that Microsoft has thought about a different strategy when it comes to finding its place in a world dominated by Android. Instead of offering us new smartphones (which are more or less popular, let’s face that), Microsoft intends to start bringing its applications and services to Android.

Microsoft Translator has a nice looking and simple user interface, proving more than handy for communicating with someone when you don’t share a common language or for learning new languages. All you have to do is to speak to your Android smartphone or type in the phrase in your language and then, be sure of the fact that the application will help you translate the words and speak them back to you.

And yes, you can also use it on your Android-powered watch, but be careful about something: you need to have a have a working Internet connection to use this application, as the app does not work without Internet.

How to use Microsoft Translator:

  1. First of all, take Microsoft Translator with the help of this link;
  2. Install it right away;
  3. You have the option to speak in your language, but you can also choose to type the phrase you want to translate;
  4. Now, you are prepared to enjoy its features:
  • On your watch: do not hesitate to speak to your smartwatch and get an instant translation in no less than 50 languages including Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Dutch, Korean and Italian;
  • You are going to hear the translated phrase, which can be helpful to better understand the accent of a new language you are trying to learn or that you have to use at a certain moment;
  • Bookmark your translations for later use;
  • Copy and paste translations from and to other apps;
  • All your translations are synchronized between your smartwatch and your phone, settings too;
  • View translations in full screen cards which are ideal for a noisy environment. Just show someone your watch or your phone and the barrier language will be gone.

Do you find the Microsoft Translator app as being useful? Do you intend using it or have you already done that? Share your thoughts with us!

  • Lee Palmer

    Great article!