How to configure Cortana in Windows 10 to help non-native speakers of the language

If you have a Windows 10 PC that is set up with a non-native language, then you can use this option to help Cortana understand you better.

Cortana for non-native speakers setting in Windows 10

In the new updated taskbar for Windows 10, you’ll find a new search box, which is where Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana, lives. Once you click on it, she will launch and you can immediately see a summary of your interests; you can type as many question you interested in, and more importantly, you can use your voice to ask her anything.

Although, at the preview stage of Windows 10, Cortana only understands English, soon Microsoft will expand the available languages she can interact to more regions. However, there will be always an issue for non-native speakers of the language. Cortana will always do her best to understand what you’re asking, but it will never be the same for those who don’t speak the language as the native speakers.

SEE ALSO: Windows 10: How to enable Cortana outside the U.S.

For this reason, Microsoft is including in Windows 10 an option in the Settings apps to improve Cortana to better assist non-native speakers.

If you happen to be using Windows 10 with a language that is not on your native language, just open the Settings app, navigate through System, go to Speech, and check the “Use speech patterns for non-native speakers of this language”.

You’re done. Also, make sure you have the Spoken language set to the correct one.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].