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Funny in 33 languages: The art of translating Maysoon Zayid’s hilarious TED Talk

Funny in 33 languages: The art of translating Maysoon Zayid’s hilarious TED Talk

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What’s funny in one language isn’t necessarily funny in another. Maysoon Zayid’s “I got 99 problems … palsy is just one” presented many challenges for TED translators bringing the hilarious talk into their language. As she tells stories from her life as a Palestinian-American comedian with cerebral palsy, Zayid cracks with wordplay. For translators, it’s []

8 talks about advances in surgery

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Regardless of what you might see on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, teaching surgery is very difficult. This is a fact that Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg stresses in today’s talk. Schwaitzberg, who spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet in November, is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive surgery, which is less painful for patients and allows them to []

Video: Why I translate

Video: Why I translate

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TED’s Open Translation Project: 9,000 translators, 88 languages, more than 29,000 volunteer-contributed translations of TEDTalks. In this video, you’ll hear from some of TED’s language volunteers about why they choose to translate TEDTalks for the world. Learn more: http://www.ted.com/translate

Interesting: The languages Google Translate doesn’t translate yet

Interesting: The languages Google Translate doesn’t translate yet

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From the Atlantic, this fascinating essay on Google Translate at an interesting point in its growth: Last week Google Translate announced that it now has more than 200 million monthly users. As Alexis Madrigal noted, this means that Google is now translating as much in a day as all professional human translators combined complete in []

Catching up with translator and TEDx organizer Ivana Korom

Catching up with translator and TEDx organizer Ivana Korom

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TEDxSummit, 16 April – 20 April, 2012. Doha, Qatar. Photo: Kris Krüg At TEDxSummit we caught up with Ivana Korom to talk about translating and planning a TEDx event in Serbia. Ivana is a freelance trainer and educator from Novi Sad. When and why did you start translating for TED? I’ve been translating for two []