Google Translate is definitely heaven sent but not all direct language translations are correct. It can be pretty useful but it can also cause miscommunication. The system isn’t perfect especially since we’re talking about several languages. We’re dealing with words here weaved together to convey a message. When misunderstood or translated wrongly, it may mean differently especially in languages that are written in symbols.

One example is the Indian language. Actually, there are 22 different languages in India. It’s not just Hindi–there’s Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu among others. While there are a lot of people who can understand these languages, Google is asking for more help in translating them.

Those in India and those who understand the languages can help by using the Translate Community tool. It is helpful but not always reliable. Google just announced the second translatathon in India for the languages mentioned. Using the tool, you can help in translating phrases directly. If not, you can also validate existing translations. You have the power to help Google this time and help the community have more accurate translations for more people.

This is the second time Google is kicking off a translatathon after a successful one last year. More than a million new Hindi translations were contributed by almost 20,000 participants. This translatathon on Google Translate Community tool is open until the 30th of December. Google even announced that they will be awarding Android One phones to the fifty (50) most active contributors. Join the translatathon HERE.

SOURCE: Google Translate Blog

  • Dkrro

    last year when this contest was started I did around thousands of translations but did not win

    I suggest not to waste your time on this contest
    this is a total waste of time

    just think in a country of 400 million internet users google is giving just 50 awards this sound like a joke

  • Dkrro

    many people are doing this for months
    so it will take many hours for many days to win (if it is real)
    not suggested wasting time on it