TED-Ed Lesson Examines a Difficult Task For Translators

By Maryann Yin 

Have you ever considered a career as a translator? The TED-Ed team has crafted a lesson to discuss “one of the most difficult words to translate.”

The video embedded above offers examples from French, German, Chinese, Korean, and Korana. Over at the TED-Ed website, viewers can access a quiz, a discussion board, and more resources.

For more learning and fun, check out these TED-Ed videos on “how to write fiction that comes alive,” the hero’s journey, and the oxford comma. What’s your favorite translated novel?