Interpreters Are Everywhere!

I’m a lover, not a fighter, so I was confused when a colleague sent me a link to this interview with a fighter. What he wanted me to see was the interpreter’s consecutive interpretation of the fighter’s speech (it starts at about :45). Of note was the crowd’s response to the interpreter’s interpretation. Often, as an interpreter, there is a thrill in anticipating the listener’s reaction to the interpretation you’re about the deliver. Also of note was the interpreter’s note taking! The speaker spoke for so long, there’s no way the interpreter could have delivered anything accurate without notes.

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