Microsoft Translator Text API

Microsoft Translator Text API, part of the Microsoft Cognitive Services API collection, is a cloud-based machine translation service supporting multiple languages that reach more than 95% of world's gross domestic product (GDP). Translator can be used to build applications, websites, tools, or any solution requiring multi-language support.

Built for business, Microsoft Translator is a proven, customizable, and scalable technology for machine translation. Microsoft Translator technology powers translation features across Microsoft products, including Office, Edge, SharePoint, Yammer, Visual Studio, Bing, and Skype. By simply integrating translation into web, desktop, or mobile applications, using industry standard REST technology, the Translator API provides a rich functionality set for any developer. Learn more about machine translation and how Microsoft Translator works.

Value of Microsoft Translator for Business

Built for enterprise
  • Robust, proven solution used by enterprise customers worldwide
  • Broad, high-quality language support covering 95% of world's GDP
  • An Azure service, it meets the security requirements of enterprise IT organizations
  • Works across devices and operating systems, in client and web applications
  • Adapts to enterprise workflows and products
  • Supports industry specific translation customization
Effectively scalable
  • Scalable from a few words to billions of words per day
  • Free for small volumes up to 2M tier, discounts for larger volumes and enterprise customers
  • Cloud service integrated into Microsoft and partner solutions for faster time to market

Built for enterprise

Microsoft Translator is an Azure service used globally by thousands of organizations as part of their existing workflows, for both internal-facing and external-facing content and applications. eBay and Etsy are among the many companies whose consumer-facing applications and services offer translations using Microsoft Translator, and a large number of multinational enterprise customers, such as Hewlett-Packard, Adobe, and of course numerous Microsoft’s own teams across engineering, marketing, finance, and sales also use Microsoft Translator.


Microsoft Translator can be customized pre-publishing, with Microsoft Translator Hub.

Microsoft Translator Hub enables customers to build a translation system tuned to their terminology and style. This customization technology is currently only available for the Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) systems.

Effectively scalable

Getting started using the Translator service is a snap to scale to your needs. Sign up for a free subscription for volumes up to 2 million characters per month, purchase a monthly subscription for higher volumes from the Azure portal. Review pricing options on our Translator text API pricing page within Cognitive Services on the Azure portal. Volume licensing is available for Enterprise customers. Get started today.

This service is part of Microsoft Cognitive Services

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