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Consecutive vs. Simultaneous Interpretation: How are they different?

consecutive and simultaneous interpretation

Professional Interpreters are a key part of international relations and their profession has been around for centuries. Throughout history, crusaders, explorers, conquistadors, merchants and diplomats have depended on people to act as liaison to bridge the linguistic and cultural gap.

Although their origins are similar, we currently have two main interpretation approaches: consecutive and simultaneous. What is the difference between them?

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