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English speakers: OTP needs you too!English speakers: OTP needs you too!

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The word ‘translate’ means to bring words from one language to another. So you might think that the Open Translation Project — TED’s globe-spanning initiative to bring the ideas from talks beyond the English-speaking world — would only need volunteers who speak multiple languages. But being bilingual is not a necessity. The OTP needs single-language […]

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Silesian, the 103rd language on TED.com, and the story behind itSilesian, the 103rd language on TED.com, and the story behind it

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Krystian Aparta, as told to Kate Torgovnick Silesian is a Slavic language spoken by about 500,000 people in a region of Poland known as Silesia. Because the region had been home to a large German population until World War II, and because in neighbors the Czech Republic, it consists largely of German and Czech […]

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Translation by collaboration: A translators workshop in the BalkansTranslation by collaboration: A translators workshop in the Balkans

Posted By Ivana Korom

“In this place, you can connect to people that have been drawn apart for years by nationalists and the war. You can put them together in the same room and … people are talking about the greater good.” This quote was recorded at the first regional Open Translation Project workshop held in Novi Sad, Serbia, […]

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Meet the translator: Hugo Wagner, who translates talks into FrenchMeet the translator: Hugo Wagner, who translates talks into French

Posted By Dimitra Papageorgiou

TED Talks are available in 102 languages, from Albanian to Vietnamese, thanks to the tireless work of our volunteer translators. So far, more than 10,000 volunteers have created 47,000 talk translations — and today, the TED Blog brings you a Q&A with one of them. Here, meet French translator Hugo Wagner. 1. Where do you live? […]

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Meet the translator: Wataru Narita, who translates talks into JapaneseMeet the translator: Wataru Narita, who translates talks into Japanese

Posted By Ivana Korom

TED Talks are available in 102 languages, from Albanian to Vietnamese, thanks to the tireless work of our volunteer translators. So far, more than 10,000 volunteers have created upwards of 44,000 talk translations — and today, the TED Blog brings you a Q&A with one of them. Here, meet Wataru Narita of Tokyo, Japan. 1. […]

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Now on Android: Get the TED app, localized in 20 languagesNow on Android: Get the TED app, localized in 20 languages

Posted By Tedstaff

The TED Android app has long let you watch more than 1,500 TED Talks, with subtitles in 102* languages. But with the launch of version 2.0 today, our award-winning app is now localized in 20 languages — from Spanish to Swedish, Chinese to Czech, Arabic to Korean. This means that fans in more than 100 […]

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How to spread ideas: Speakers and translators at the Open Translation session at TEDGlobal 2013How to spread ideas: Speakers and translators at the Open Translation session at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Kate Welsh

“I write sci-fi novels, because if I wrote a white paper nobody would read it,” Daniel Suarez told a panel of translators at TEDGlobal 2013. The science fiction author and drone activist was taking questions during his Skype Open Translation session, in which he described a dystopic–and all too believable–future dominated by autonomous lethal drones. His […]

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Meet the translator: Elena Montrasio, who brings you talks in ItalianMeet the translator: Elena Montrasio, who brings you talks in Italian

Posted By Ivana Korom

TED Talks are available in 100 languages, from Albanian to Vietnamese, thanks to the tireless work of our translators. So far, more than 9,400 volunteers have created the upwards of 40,000 translated talks. To celebrate this huge accomplishment, every week the TED Blog will be bringing you a Q&A with one of our most prolific […]

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Meet the translator: Ido Dekkers, who brings you talks in HebrewMeet the translator: Ido Dekkers, who brings you talks in Hebrew

Posted By Dimitra Papageorgiou

TED Talks are available in 97 languages, from Albanian to Vietnamese, thanks to the tireless work of our translators. So far, more than 8,800 volunteers have created the upwards of 34,000 translated talks. To celebrate this huge accomplishment, every week the TED Blog will be bringing you a Q&A with one of our most prolific […]

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Meet the translator: Els De Keyser, who brings you talks in DutchMeet the translator: Els De Keyser, who brings you talks in Dutch

Posted By Ivana Korom

TED Talks are available in 97 languages, from Albanian to Vietnamese, thanks to the tireless work of our translators. So far, more than 8,800 volunteers have created the upwards of 34,000 translated talks. To celebrate this huge accomplishment, every week the TED Blog will be bringing you a Q&A with one of our most prolific […]