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Know The Difference Between Consecutive Interpretation And Simultaneous

by Maria AFriitz Interpretation services

In today’s highly competitive interpretation world, you have two types of interpretation- consecutive and simultaneous. Both interpretations types are quite different when they come to perform. Simultaneous interpretation is also called simultaneous translation or conference interpretation. In this article, I’ll share some important facts about consecutive and simultaneous interpretations that will allow you to decide which one will be perfect for your need.

Consecutive interpretation

· One of the most demanding interpretations is consecutive interpretation. This common form of interpretation is performed by a professional interpreter or effective consecutive interpretation services that interpret speakers’ languages while they speak the native language.

· When the speaker speaks continually, the interpreter stops and tries to understand their language to interpret their words into your language. And this is the reason why this interpretation is called “consecutive” interpretation.

· The condition when the speaker stops conversation to interpret his/her words by an interpreter allows understanding the language what speakers have said. Sometimes the speaker needs to speak too long a statement that’s why the interpreters don’t interrupt them but after completing the speaker’s statement, they start interpreting word by word.

· The consecutive interpreter will come with pen and paper to take notes about the person’s statement because this strategy guides them to remember what was said after a too-long statement.

Simultaneous interpreting

· On the other hand, when simultaneous interpreting is present during meetings, the speakers don’t need to stop their statement for the interpreter. In fact, simultaneous interpreters interpret when the speaker is speaking. That’s why this process is known as “simultaneous”.

· Because the speaker and the interpreter are continually speaking at the same time, the interpreter will speak without interrupting the speaker. But the question is how do they hear anything if they’re speaking at the exact time? The interpreter creates a relationship with the speaker before starting the simultaneous interpreting process.

· In simultaneous interpretation, the professional interpreter uses multiple devices, such as a microphone, receiver, mic, and speaker, to hear the interpretation, hence the term "simultaneous translation device".

· The interpreter doesn’t need to stand in front of the speaker to hear his/her statement because the interpreter can speak quietly into a microphone connected to a wireless transmitter.

In this way, you can easily know about Consecutive vs Simultaneous Interpretation that always works in teams of two or more, but on the other hand, consecutive interpreters generally work alone. The interpreter who handles simultaneous interpreting can switch on and off every 20 to 30 minutes. Hiring a consecutive interpreter is very important because it is so challenging task.


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