Explain the difference between a translator and an interpreter

We asked the popular artificial intelligence tool for the answer.

A translator and an interpreter are both language professionals who facilitate communication between people who speak different languages. However, they do so in different ways and in different settings.

A translator works with written text, converting written material from one language into another language. Translators typically work with documents such as books, websites, legal documents, and other written materials. They read the source text in the original language and produce a written translation in the target language.

An interpreter, on the other hand, works with spoken language and facilitates communication in real-time between people who speak different languages. Interpreters work in a variety of settings, including conferences, business meetings, legal proceedings, and medical appointments. They listen to the speaker in one language and then interpret what is being said into the target language for the benefit of the listener or listeners.

In summary, a translator works with written texts and produces a written translation, while an interpreter works with spoken language and facilitates communication in real-time.

This answer was produced by ChatGPT.

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