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How Real-Time Translation Works

WIRED chat to conference interpreter Barry Slaughter Olsen who walks us through how real-time translation happens in this fascinating video. We’ve all seen translators whispering away at news conferences and international events. But what are they really saying?

Here, we learn how translators explain what is being said. We find out how they convey different emotions, funny jokes and angry outbursts. It’s more complicated than you might think and can at times be extremely difficult. What’s even more interesting is that these translations can be vitally important. Just one mistake can cause world leaders to fundamentally misunderstand each other.

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