TransArabic provides professional Arabic & English interpreting services.

This includes consecutive and simultaneous interpretation for all your needs. We help facilitate communication in multicultural events, conferences, business meetings, teleconferencing, medical, financial and legal and court appointments, telephone calls, and tours

There are two primary modes of interpreting — simultaneous and consecutive. Both are used to bridge language gabs and help people understand each other, but it’s important to understand their differences so you can identify which one best suits your needs.

The Difference Between Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpretation

Consecutive Interpreting

Consecutive interpreters listen to what the speaker is saying and convey the message into another language after the speaker has paused. Typically, the speaker will pause after each complete thought/idea to give the interpreter time to deliver the message. Consecutive interpreters have to be diligent, speedy note takers and be able to swap between both languages throughout the exchange. Consecutive interpreting works best for occasions when there is one or more speakers or situations involving small crowds. Consecutive interpretation is usually used for business meetings, press conferences, teleconferences, interviews, or one-on-one communication.

Simultaneous Interpreting

Simultaneous interpreting happens when the interpreter listens to what the speaker is saying while concurrently saying it in another language. Only professional interpreters are capable of conducting simultaneous interpreting. Simultaneous interpreters typically interpret in one direction only. Yet, Arabic interpreters usually work into two directions, their native language (A language) and their second language (B language). Simultaneous interpreting works for large, live events because interpreting happens in real time, and thus saves time. The crowd isn’t kept waiting. We provide simultaneous interpretation both in-person or remotely (RSI).


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