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5 translation facts you probably did not know

1. The first translation was made over 4000 years ago.

An ancient Mesopotamian epic poem, "Epic of Gilgamesh," is one of the earliest known works of world literature. It is believed to have originated from several Sumerian legends and poems about mythological hero Gilgamesh.

2. The most widely translated languages around the world are English, French, German, Italian, and Russian.

3. The world's most translated website is that of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Apple's website is available in 128 languages, and Wikipedia has pages in 286 languages, but you can browse the Jehovah's Witnesses website in 780 languages!

4. How many words can a translator translate in a day?

Several factors affect this, but according to one study, an average translator can translate 2055 words a day.

5. The most translated book is the Bible.

It has been translated into approximately 3,300 languages. The Adventures of Pinocchio and The Little Prince, both translated into over 300 languages, are practically tied for second place.

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