Is it translation or interpretation?
January 4, 2012

Many people use the words “translation” and “interpretation” interchangeably. It is a common misunderstanding.

What is the difference between translation and interpretation?

The word “translation” refers to the written word. It involves a person translating a document that’s written in one language and putting it into another language.

The word “interpretation” refers to the spoken word. It involves a person speaking to two groups (or individuals) as a go-between in both of their languages.

Translation = written word
Interpretation = spoken word

Now you know!

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