Interpretation is oral translation, using speech to convey the meaning of a statement from one language to the other. Interpreters convey both the meaning and the tone of what the speaker says, allowing the conversation to flow in a comfortable way.
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In consecutive interpretation, the interpreter starts speaking after the speaker has finished.
Usually the interpreter will stand next to the speaker, and every few sentences will restate the message in the target language as though he or she was the original speaker.
In simultaneous interpretation, the interpreter speaks at the same time and at the same speed as the speaker.
Simultaneous interpreting generally requires the use of equipment. The interpreter listens to the speaker through headphones and then relays the message in the target language into the microphone to whoever is listening. You may have seen simultaneous interpreting at the UN or in another government setting, but it can also be used effectively in conferences and even small group meetings where participants speak different languages.