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Contribute to Google Translate in India, win an Android One handset

Google has kicked off its second Translatathon in India, enlisting volunteers to contribute to the Google Translate community. The search giant is looking for those fluent in Bengali, Telugu, and Tamil to help validate words and phrases from their languages into English. The 50 most active volunteers will win an Android One phone.

Says Google:

There are 22 official languages in India. And while Google Translate can help you with nine of them at the moment, languages that are under-represented on the Internet like Bengali, Telugu, and Tamil could use a little help. This is where people who are passionate about their native languages like you can use the Translate Community tool to make a big difference.

The first Translatathon saw 20,000 volunteers contributing over one million new translations for Hindi. This year's installment will go on until December 30. Interested in contributing? Head to the links below to register and get started with the Translate community in India.

Source: Google

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

17 Comments
  • Whole India is goofy
  • Would've been more inclined if they were offering a better phone. Nice pass time though. On level 7..... Posted via the Android Central App
  • 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
  • its not time pass its time waste
    there are other ways to pass time like facebook instagram etc
  • results are declared. did you win???
    join https://plus.google.com/communities/117758769756867849451 for more updates
  • Cuz you'll have a great chance against billions of people for a single prize. Posted by a typing monkey.
  • you are right very little chance of winning
    better not waste time on this
  • More like millions, but u have a point. But hey, somebody's gotta win... Posted via the Android Central App
  • just think in a country of 400 million internet users google is giving just 50 awards
  • Hindi ~Android Central App
  • Is this prize valid for all other languages or only limited to the said ones? Posted via the Android Central App
  • 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
  • Ya, It's truely a waste of time.
    When last year the prizes were 101 , I did about 2500 translations. But couldn't win.
    I contacted a person who won last year. He told that he did 6000 translations. This year there are only 50 prizes and this program has become more popular. So , I think you will have to do about minimum 10000 translations to win. Which will take your previous hours.
    There are many sites where you would get paid much more for the same time and that too in cheque. So guys, don't waste your time here.
  • ya u r absolutely right
  • you did not win because u are born loser
    i had won last year by doing 1100
    and win this year by doing 2500
    u are such a fool, i posted that comment just to decrease the competition
    ha ha ha
  • google is just making u do its work for free (mostly)
    dont fall in this trap
    dont waste ur VALUABLE time on this
  • Well i thought it would be a fun thing to get many people involved in the translation process. I guess some of the other comments come from more experienced translators. Anyway, its a good effort by google to deliver the messages acurately in each language so that the essence of the messages are not lost.