Siri Admits To Speaking Japanese

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.

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.

Top Rated Comments

Schmitty11 Avatar
160 months ago
Haha, Siri is becoming smarter than Apple :D
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
160 months ago
I asked Siri when the iPad 3 would ship.
She was no help.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Renzatic Avatar
160 months ago
Have you learned to speak southern hillbilly yet?

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

"Siri, can you tell me where the nearest tire dealership is"?


"one moment".

"Sorry. I do not understand the phrase 'caaaan yew tawl me whur tha narest tar dullrship ee-is'. Please restate your question".
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RonHC Avatar
160 months ago
Siri is going to get fired :eek:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xizdun Avatar
160 months ago
Something tells me March is gonna be BIG.
Specially if you speak Japanese.
That's what she said.

Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Menopause Avatar
160 months ago
Something tells me March is gonna be BIG.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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