Facebook Learns Spanish

facebook-logoLooks like big social networks want to reach for non-English audience. We reported yesterday that hi5 added Chinese and now Facebook added Spanish translation of their popular social network.

To do the job nearly 1500 spanish-speaking users helped to translate Facebook and after 4 weeks of work 2.8 million users now will have possibility to use Facebook in their own language.

“Over 60 percent of Facebook users are now outside of the U.S., and many live in countries where English is not the primary language” said Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook.
“Our goal has always been to allow people to use Facebook in their native language so we built an application to enable users to participate in translating the site into their local languages and dialects. We really appreciate the contribution from users in translating Facebook.”

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German and French translations are now in process also and we can expect them in few weeks. Facebook also will try to motivate their users to translate it in other local languages.

Also developers will get their translation application soon to start creating multi-language apps.