This thread is resolved. Here is a description of the problem and solution.
Problem: I'm trying to make Widget areas translatable, but when I choose "Make 'Widget Areas' translatable", it goes back to "not translatable".
Solution: Please try the following: 1) Go to the widget area in appearance > Widget Areas 2) Select the widget area you wish to display in both languages 3) Turn off the translation editor in that widget area. 4) Change language through the language switcher on the WordPress topbar and then add the page you want that sidebar to be visible on, and save.
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