Microsoft recently announced a new feature for Skype: Arabic translation. Now, even if you can’t speak a word of the language, you can Skype in Arabic in real time. But how useful is it? How well does it work, and in what situations?
On 8 March, Microsoft Translator added Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) to its list of supported languages. That brings the total number of languages supported up to 8 (the others are Chinese Mandarin, English, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish.)
Modern Spoken Arabic is a formalized version of Arabic that is taught in schools across the Middle East and North Africa.
Skype Arabic Translation: Who Should Use It?
Like all automatic translation available today, Skype’s Arabic translation is useful to specific groups of people in specific situations. Here are some groups who can benefit. Read more