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The importance of interpreters

Interpreting is not just simply converting the words spoken in one language into another. Interpreting is a skill above and apart from the ability to speak and understand two languages. You must fully understand not only what the person is saying, but also the reason they are saying it, the background to and purpose of the conversation or meeting, and the nuances of the words chosen to make a point. Then, you must convey all of this quickly and accurately in another language. Interpreting is more like explaining what somebody has said than just repeating it in another language. If phrases like “being in hot water” or “being on the …

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