In the interpreting world we make a distinction between three different types of interpreting methods.
A whispering interpreter whispers when interpreting. A whispering interpreter usually interprets for one or two people in a small space. The interpreter interprets while the speaker speaks. Such meetings don’t last very long (roughly 90 minutes).
A consecutive interpreter interprets after the speaker has spoken. This means the translation follows the spoken text. As a result, a meeting often lasts longer, but this method is less demanding.
This is a somewhat more intensive form of interpreting where the simultaneous interpreter speaks at the same time as the speaker. A simultaneous interpreter uses materials and equipment such as an interpreting booth and headphones. These interpreters are often used during large-scale events.
An overview of the most significant differences between all three interpreting methods:
|Whispering interpreter||Consecutive interpreter||Simultaneous interpreter|
|Number of persons needing an interpreter||Few (1 to 3 persons)||Few or many||Few or many|
|Lag in the translation||No||yes||No|
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