Difference Between Translate and Interpret

• Interpreter must have skills and abilities to work both ways as he has to translate back and forth at the same time. He needs good communication skills to be able to translate and interpret spoken words.

• Interpreter translates orally while a translator translates in written form.

• Interpretation is not merely paraphrasing as it requires keeping the thoughts of the speaker intact while translating and conveying same thoughts in another language.

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