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What’s the funniest talk? The one you learned the most from? Translators answer for OTP’s 5th birthday

Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May
A group of OTP translators meets for a workshop at TEDGlobal 2013. Photo: Ryan Lash

A group of OTP translators meets for a workshop at TEDGlobal 2013. Photo: Ryan Lash

Happy birthday, Open Translation Project! Our global initiative to bring TED Talks beyond the English-speaking world turned five this week. To celebrate, OTP asked its global network of volunteers—who, by the way, have translated nearly 57,000 talks at this point—to answer a few questions via Twitter. Below, see who they are and why they translate, as well as which talks made them laugh (and learn!) the most.

Why I translate:

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The funniest talk I ever translated:

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My favorite talk I ever translated:

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The talk I learned the most from while translating:

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My language: