1. LOV3LikeRockets's Avatar
    I haven't seen this question posted or asked anywhere, but was wondering if anyone knows if Siri can translate languages? Example: I tell Siri to translate a sentence in english to spanish. This would be great and incredibly nice to have when I need a quick translation. If not available right away, this is something I'd like to see Apple integrate down the road.
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    10-12-2011 04:05 PM
  2. zackawee27's Avatar
    I haven't seen this question posted or asked anywhere, but was wondering if anyone knows if Siri can translate languages? Example: I tell Siri to translate a sentence in english to spanish. This would be great and incredibly nice to have when I need a quick translation. If not available right away, this is something I'd like to see Apple integrate down the road.
    Since iPhone 4S hasn't launched there's no way for anyone to test this. But, I think Apple will add it along the road and it won't come with the iOS 5, it will probably come with iOS 5.1 or something like that.
    iPhoneEnthusiest likes this.
    10-12-2011 04:11 PM
  3. boomhower1820's Avatar
    Now that would be an absolutely killer feature!! It makes way to much sense not to happen.
    10-12-2011 05:58 PM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Not yet, but that is definitely a future possibility when they get more languages.

    That being said, it would not be any more accurate than other translation apps.

    Edit: Actually it probably would be more accurate... @_@
    iPhoneEnthusiest likes this.
    10-12-2011 06:17 PM
  5. BarronN30's Avatar
    That would be cool if it does!
    But I wonder if it will actually translate or just pull up a search of translations from like google translation and other online translators.
    iPhoneEnthusiest likes this.
    10-12-2011 06:37 PM
  6. zackawee27's Avatar
    That would actually be really cool! "Translate Hello to Mandarin Chinese"
    iPhoneEnthusiest likes this.
    10-12-2011 06:43 PM
  7. Farmdreads's Avatar
    I just hope it would do Klingon. That would come in handy among us nerds.
    Alli likes this.
    10-12-2011 06:56 PM
  8. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    I guarantee that's a feature a few months from now in whatever iOS update there is.
    zackawee27 likes this.
    10-12-2011 07:01 PM
  9. LOV3LikeRockets's Avatar
    That would be cool if it does!
    But I wonder if it will actually translate or just pull up a search of translations from like google translation and other online translators.
    I think I'd be ok with that though. Just because that would be a really quick and easy way to get a translation. This would be a great update 5.1! Or could a 3rd party possibly do this for Apple using Siri? I'm not really aware how much, if any, access devs have to Siri.
    10-12-2011 07:40 PM
  10. Alli's Avatar
    Mechanical translators are inaccurate at best. Most of you don't need translations enough to warrant adding it to Siri, and those of you who do should just learn the language.

    Let me show you what happens when you rely on machine translations....



    Last edited by Alli; 10-12-2011 at 08:47 PM.
    10-12-2011 08:41 PM
  11. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    i would use this feature all the time. my fianc likes to start speaking spanish to me and i have no idea what she's saying. lol
    10-12-2011 08:49 PM
  12. BarronN30's Avatar
    I think I'd be ok with that though. Just because that would be a really quick and easy way to get a translation. This would be a great update 5.1! Or could a 3rd party possibly do this for Apple using Siri? I'm not really aware how much, if any, access devs have to Siri.
    Yeah I wouldn't mind google translate but I would hate if they use something like babelfish.
    That website is really off a lot of times!
    I would definitely like to see this feature though. Would be really useful when your visiting a country.
    10-12-2011 09:50 PM
  13. Raeki's Avatar
    I really hope Apple includes this soon. Like how it pulls math from Wolfram Alpha and already does google searches, a translate tool shouldn't be (that) hard to implement (they're a friggin multibillion/national company :P ) and I'd buy a 4s right away if it could (for french homework). Otherwise, I hope there's a jailbreak for that
    12-04-2011 11:40 PM
  14. Alli's Avatar
    You still don't seem to understand the perils of machine translation. If you actually spoke another language, you would not want Siri translating for you.
    12-05-2011 06:40 AM
  15. RedstoneVampire's Avatar
    Damn, I was hopping she could, I have a German friend on skype, and I haven't learned that much German yet :/
    01-28-2016 12:04 PM
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