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Addis Ababa Interpreting Services

Interpreting eliminates language barriers across the African cities and the world at large therefore the need for Addis Ababa interpreting services. Translate 4 Africa Interpreting services plays an important role in many areas such as conferences and meetings, courts of law, medical fields, media, schools and in the sign language field.

About Addis Ababa

This has been the capital city of Ethiopia since the 19th century and has the offices of the African Union and other important international bodies’ offices like some under the United Nations Addis Ababa is home to St. George Cathedral, an Orthodox church that is central to the dominant Orthodox faith in Ethiopia as a whole. This city goes ahead to house the famous Lucy; the remains of human fossils that are thought to be more than 3 million years old. It is estimated that there are over 6 million people originating from all parts of the country and the languages for communication are; Amharic, French, English, Italian and Arabic.

The Quality of Interpreting Services in Addis Ababa

Professional interpreting services into and from all languages spoken and used in the city of Addis Ababa as well as other major cities and towns in other parts of Africa. Translate 4 Africa’s Interpreting Services are characterized by accuracy, professionalism and confidentiality for purposes of effective communication. Other cities with our Services include; Accra, Mogadishu, Abuja, Lagos, Harare, Nairobi, Johannesburg etc.

Types of interpreting in Addis Ababa include;

Simultaneous interpreting; The interpreter is placed in a sound proof room where he speaks in to devices that enable the audience targeted to understand. The audience is usually fitted with hearing aids that they alone and maybe other only get to hear the voice of the interpreter. Here the interpreter interprets the moment the speaker finishes a sentence. This is very useful for world summits and large conferences that involve people of the same goal and initiative but who speak and understand different languages; French, Ganda, Swahili, Afrikaans, Portuguese, Arabic etc.

Chuchotage interpretation; Here an interpreter interprets to only one or two people as the main speaker does his thing, the interpreter does his thing at the same time as the main speaker making it prone to misinterpretations and miscommunication.

Liaison interpretation; Interpreting directly as the conversation or dialogue goes on. It is meant to create and maintain a certain level of mutual understanding and is usually used for very small gatherings that involve a conversation like aspect. Problem here is that it is very easy for the interpreter to overshadow the main speaker. At the end of the day, an interpreter is a very important link in the communication process and should therefore be a professional one. This is to ensure accuracy when delivering the message to the audience in the form intended by the source of that very message.

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