Finding A German Language Interpreter

Which German Language Interpreter Do You Need?

Are there differences between the German spoken in Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium that I should consider when finding an interpreter?

The answer to this question is absolutely! There are important differences in the way that German is spoken in different German-speaking countries. For example, Swiss German is greatly influenced by the three other official languages in Switzerland; French, Italian and Rhaeto-Rumantsch. Belgian German has been influenced in a similar manner.

Therefore it is critical that a German language interpreter be selected for the specific audience of German speakers for whom they will be interpreting.

Should A German Interpreter Address Cultural Differences?

Just like each state in the United States is unique, so are the different German speaking countries.

These cultural differences can show up everywhere from the idioms spoken, to the proper mannerisms to have in a business meeting. Interpreters are generally relied upon to understand these dissimilarities to ensure they do not hinder communication.

Therefore a German language interpreter must not only be a German speaker, but they should also be familiar with and incorporate cultural distinctions into their work, depending on the country of origin of the audience.

How Do You Find An Interpreter Who Is Qualified?

If you require a German language interpreter, you need to make sure he or she has the proven experience and knowledge base required for your event. The best way to ensure the interpreter you hire is qualified for your event is to partner with an Interpreting Agency that has a large network of German linguists.

Language Connections has been providing professional interpreter services for over 20 years. We have German interpreters located across the United States and internationally. Our interpreters work in a variety of industries including academia, law, the life sciences, government, and business. We can also provide clients with a German translator should their event require document translation.

We vet each of our linguists for accreditation, experience, language fluency, and a high level of knowledge for their industry of specialization.

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