Russian Speech Translation now available on Skype Translator

Skype Translator, today, announced the addition of the Russian language to its kitty of over nine languages, including Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Spanish.

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Skype Translator will translate Russian language

With this addition, a large number of native speakers can have access to translation software on their Android, Windows apps as well as other popular services. This release benefits everyone from businesses to developers and end-users. It opens up access to the following apps and software.

  • All apps on Android and Amazon Fire Store.
  • The release of Speech API to enable developers to add native language to their own applications.
  • Enhancement to the translator in Skype for Windows desktop and Windows 10 Skype Preview app.
  • Completely open-source Speech Translator app.

“Russian is the eighth most popular spoken language in the world and our Russian-speaking customers around the world have always been particularly enthusiastic about Skype Translator. We are excited to finally cross this milestone, opening up one of the most dialectically complex languages on earth to anyone with a Skype account.” said the Skype team in a blog post.

Microsoft’s deeply integrated translator programs help a lot of end users break barriers of communication by getting real-time translation when on live chat with someone. Skype Translator also feeds on the volume of information. So, as the usage increases, it will learn and better itself with the inputs.

Skype Translator is currently in preview mode and available only for Windows. To turn on Skype Translator for Russian, you just have to click the globe button in the chat window with any user, and you can select that language for both chat messages and spoken language. Say Privet to Translate!

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A constant learner of gadgets, Ankit has been writing about technology and the internet, in general, for the past three years, and has written for several well-known media outlets.

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