What exactly is simultaneous interpreting?
Otherwise known as ‘conference interpreting’, this is a style of direct interpreting in which the interpreter listens to a speech and translates into a second language immediately. This means speech is conveyed with just a few seconds’ delay.
Why call on a professional interpreter? Simultaneous interpreting involves transposing speech as it is spoken, involving mental gymnastics that require a very specific skill set and specialised training. It’s impossible for an untrained translator to attempt, especially in some language pairs that feature very different linguistic structures. In German, for example, key information is sometimes found at the very end of a sentence, unlike French or English. A finely tuned ear is therefore essential to getting the right message across.
If your premises aren’t equipped to set up a booth, another alternative is available: Chuchotage, which stems from the French word for ‘whisper’, involves your interpreter translating directly into your guest’s ear. The only difficulty here is that each person attending your meeting will require their own interpreter, as opposed to having a booth in which the speech is transmitted via headsets and microphones.
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