TEDxTalks: Untranslatable things existe in each language.

Some things are just untranslatable: TEDx playlists in French, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian http://blog.ted.com/some-things-are-just-untranslatable-tedx-playlists-in-french-portuguese-spanish-and-russian/

오랜동안 영어를 가르쳐왔던 패트리샤 라이언이 두바이에서 열린 TEDx에서(TEDxDubai) 도발적인 질문을 던집니다. 세상이 영어에만 집중하고 있어서 다른 언어를 통한 위대한 아이디어의 확산을 막고 있는걸까요? (예를들어, 아인슈타인이 토플을 통과해야만 했다면 어떻게 되었을까요?) 번역과 아이디어 공유에 관한 이 열정적인 주장을 들어보십시오.

These TEDx Talks in French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Photo: TEDxBanskáBystrica These TEDx Talks in French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish are as delicious as carved watermelon. Photo: TEDxBanskáBystrica

Subtitles and transcript  in English

Transcript in Korean

Transcript in Spanish

Transcript in French


With the increased teaching of English around the globe, world languages are dying at a rate of one every 14 days. Patricia Ryan: Don’t insist on English! Patricia Ryan: Don’t insist on English! In her classic talk from TEDxDubai, Patricia Ryan — an English speaker who has lived and taught in Arabic countries for over 30 years — argues that the focus on English is limiting creative thought. If one language can express thoughts that others can’t, why do we insist on equating intelligence with knowledge of English?
Dozens of TEDx events take place around the globe each week and, at them, talks are delivered in a wide variety of languages — celebrating the inherent creativity of a speaker’s native language. Here, collections of TEDx talks in Portuguese, French, Spanish and Russian, courtesy of the TEDx Blog. Because, as Ryan says, some things are just untranslatable.


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