Is It Translation Or Interpretation?

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

What’s 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

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Now you know!


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