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Following up on an earlier rumor that Siri would soon support Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Japanese languages, 9to5Mac noticed that if Siri is actually asked what languages it supports, Japanese is listed as one of the options.

At launch, Siri could converse in the American, UK and Australian dialects of English, German and French.

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Contrary to what Siri claims, Japanese is not available as a choice in the Siri preferences pane. It's possible that Siri's additional languages will be launched with the iPad 3 launch next month. That launch is rumored to be set for March 7.

Article Link: Siri Admits To Speaking Japanese
 

lazyrighteye

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I asked Siri when the iPad 3 would ship.
She was no help.
 
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ChrisTX

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I would really love to see Siri makes its way to the iPad2, but I'm likely to sell my 2 for the 3 so it's a win/win either way!
 
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f00f

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With all these languages Siri speaks, and is learning (so she says), you'd think she could be used as a translator.

"How do you say Hello in Japanese?"

elicits a Wolfram Alpha response :eek:
 
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KPOM

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Hahahaha, this is too funny! Unfortunately, some programer is going to get a firm slap on the wrist for this.

It's no big surprise. Japan is the world's 3rd largest economy, and undoubtedly this has been in the works. Maybe Siri has spent the last few months taking Japanese lessons and is just now ready to launch service. :D

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Have you learned to speak southern hillbilly yet?

Rumor has it you can't. :p :D

Does Siri want to know how to speak Southern hillbilly? :D
 
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mmacc

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I don't have Siri but I wonder how it does in understanding and translating idiomatic phrases?

frunkis54: After clicking on "Siri would soon support" in the first post, those 2 languages are suppose to be supported this year.
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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With all these languages Siri speaks, and is learning (so she says), you'd think she could be used as a translator.

"How do you say Hello in Japanese?"

elicits a Wolfram Alpha response :eek:

You're thinking way too small.

If Siri knew multiple languages, you could say, "Translate a message to Japanese for me: <insert message>"

Alternatively, you could say, "Please translate what this person is saying to English,"

Siri would wait a few moments to process the non English languages she's hearing, maybe mix it with some GPS info to figure out what the likely languages are, and then speak in whatever language she determines is appropriate, "Hello, I am Siri and am acting as a translator. Please clearly tell me what you'd like me to tell my friend, in your own language of <that language>."
 
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eagandale4114

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With all these languages Siri speaks, and is learning (so she says), you'd think she could be used as a translator.

"How do you say Hello in Japanese?"

elicits a Wolfram Alpha response :eek:

Like this?
Use Lingual from the cydia store.:D
 

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gngan

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I was asking Siri what language she speaks last night and she listed Japanese so i went to Siri's setting and found no Japanese. I was like...:confused:

What a coincidence.
 
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