Tembua: The Precision Language Solution Newsletter
Are We Translating or Interpreting?
November 2015 
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Confusing Words
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C3PO helped Tembua exhibit at the MD&M conference in Minneapolis. He was highlighting our conference interpreting systems with the help of Groot and Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy.


Fun things


Some words that are commonly misused: 


"The smaller our world becomes, the more important it is that we understand each other."

--Patricia May, CEO & President of Tembua

   Are We Translating or Interpreting?

Are We Translating or Interpreting?

If a client sends Tembua an MS Word document and wants it returned in 26 languages, we understand that translation is needed, even if the client says they want it interpreted or converted or changed into.
If our client asks for translators for a conference along with booths and electronic equipment, we realize they are requesting interpreters.
Translation refers to the written word; interpreting, to the spoken or signed word. Thus, a document is translated, but the person standing next to the Prime Minister is most likely an interpreter. In general, context signals the meaning of these words, even when they are confused.
Sometimes, the context needs to be clarified.
If the client asks for a translator onsite for a meeting, we ask. You see, we provide interpreting services for the spoken word, but we also provide translation services for meetings, for which the linguist does sight translations of documents, usually financial, that are being discussed and revised immediately. 

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