A businessman shakes hands with a new partner while his interpreter translates for him

Interpreter

Interpreters transfer spoken or signed languages into other spoken or signed languages, usually within a limited timeframe in the presence of the participants requiring the translation.

Overview

Interpreters transfer spoken or signed languages into other spoken or signed languages, usually within a limited timeframe in the presence of the participants requiring the translation.

Day-to-day

  • provides simultaneous and consecutive verbal or signed renditions of speeches into another language
  • renders the meaning and feeling of what is said and signed into another language in the appropriate register and style in a range of settings such as courts, hospitals, schools, workplaces and conferences.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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