Hands On: Siri’s Translation Features in iOS 11
I cannot wait to get my hands on the translation feature. The only drawback at the moment might be that the translation does not work both ways. How would you have a conversation? But as the article below states, Apple is working on it!
Do you have scenarios in mind where you would use the new Siri translation feature? Travel, international relationships, your partners wanting to talk to your parents… I got these ones in mind already! 😉
In iOS 11, Siri has a new feature that lets you ask the personal assistant to translate English into one of several different languages. We already did a Siri overview video showing off Siri’s new capabilities, but we thought we’d take a closer look at translate, which can come in handy when you’re traveling.
Translate works as expected — ask Siri how to say something in another language, and Siri does it. For example, you might say “Translate ‘Where’s the bathroom’ to Spanish,” or “How do I say ‘I am a vegetarian’ in Chinese?”
When translating, Siri speaks the translation aloud, so whomever you’re speaking to can hear what you have to say directly in their language. There’s also a button for quickly repeating the spoken translation.
Siri can translate English to Mandarin, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, but not the other way around. Apple says there are plans to expand the feature to include additional languages…
Read the entire article from MacRumors here: Hands On: Siri’s Translation Features in iOS 11