2,000 translations for TEDTalks

Posted by:

Late last night, TED volunteer translators Danye West and Tony Yet completed their work on Chris Abani’s 2008 TEDTalk in Simplified Chinese — and in the process, notched the 2,000th translation of a TEDTalk. Since we started TED’s Open Translation Project four months ago, we’ve been thrilled and humbled to see it grow. TEDTalks are now available subtitled in 55 languages, with even more in progress. If you’d like to help translate TEDTalks, learn more here. To watch a TEDTalk that’s been translated, look for the button in the player window that reads “Subtitles” — or, on any Talk page, look for the small red link in the right-hand bar that reads “Open interactive transcript.”

Watch Chris Abani’s musings on humanity, with subtitles in Simplified Chinese, Russian, Spanish, English, and Portuguese (Brazilian):