There are more than 6,000 living languages in this world, and no one can learn to read or write in all of them.And language is considered the main obstacle to the exchange of thoughts or to understanding something when you have traveled around a country whose native language is completely different from what you read, write or speak. And this is where the translator’s demand comes from.
Imagine yourself in a situation where all the signs are in Chinese, and there is nobody around who can translate this into a language that you understand. But if you are a Windows Phone user, your Windows Phone can help you in such a helpless state. Just download the latest Bing Translator App and have your own personal translator in your hands.
Microsoft released this wonderful application a few days ago at the Windows Marketplace. I watched a video released by Microsoft about how this application works, and decided to try it on my Windows Phone. I went to the Marketplace on my Windows Phone and looked for the Translator application, and it was in second place (I recognized it by its beautiful logo) , and I successfully downloaded it in the first instance.
I launched the application and it impressed me at first glance. This is a neat and clean interface with various options ideally located, everything is ready to go! I wandered here and there for a few minutes before starting to test the application.
The application can be used in three ways to perform translation: using the keyboard, camera and voice. When you launch the application, you will see these options right in front of you.
The first option is the Keyboard , a typical and traditional way of translating anything. Just enter the words you want to translate and vice versa. This is very useful when you have knowledge or little knowledge of the language in which you translate the text.
The second and most innovative option is Camera – just use the camera to translate printed text, voice recognition to translate spoken text, or the keyboard to enter the text you want to translate.
Your phone camera can translate signs, menus, newspapers, or any printed text for you. Just point the camera at the text and watch the translation in seconds. This is really cool!
You need a network connection in order to use this function ideally and for translating text and images, when your phone is not connected to the network, you need to download the languages and phrasebooks available inside the application. currently only 6 language packs are available, more will appear over time.
The third option is the Voice . You just need to pronounce the word or phrase that you want to translate and hear the translations made with emphasis on the native speaker. Voice translations require a network connection.
I tried the app camera translator and it worked like a gem. I aimed my phone in front of some Chinese words, and they were perfectly translated into English.
The Bing Translator app is now on my list of my favorite Windows Phone apps. No doubt Microsoft has done an amazing job developing this application. I’m sure that as soon as your friends on iPhone / Android see that you are using it, they will begin to feel that their translation applications are out of date.
Another feature that I like is that when you attach it to the home screen of your Windows Phone, it starts showing the word of the day on the home screen, which also helps you improve your vocabulary.
Watch a video on how it works
Thus, it is absolutely correct to say that when you travel, want to overcome a language barrier or are trying to learn a foreign language, Bing Translator is what you need to familiarize yourself with.