Dutch Simultaneous Interpreting Service In Devon

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Working together with our experienced and qualified translators, voiceover artists, interpreters, audiovisual translators, transcribers and subtitlers, we offer a wide range of language services.

Available in over 200 languages in:

  • Dartmouth
  • Exeter
  • Torquay
  • Totnes
  • Barnstaple
  • Ilfracombe
  • Plymouth
  • Paignton
  • Tiverton
  • Newton Abbot
  • Tavistock

and throughout Devon our linguists can get you heard in any language of your choice. While we do not offer a walk-in service in Devon , we are only one phone call away from discussing your language requirements. Our Dutch linguists are based all around the world so we can connect you remotely, or for situations where you need an on-site Dutch linguist, we can quickly check our network of local professionals to see who is the closest to you.

Qualified and experienced Dutch simultaneous interpreters

There are a number of forms of interpreting, but you can roughly place them within 2 categories:

  • Consecutive
  • Simultaneous

Consecutive interpreting is when one person speaks in one language, leaves a pause, and meanwhile the interpreter will verbally interpret what has been said in the other language.

Simultaneous interpreting is much more intense. Two interpreters will work in tandem delivering the interpretation at the same time as the speech. Because of the intense nature of simultaneous interpreting, the interpreters need to cover each other during regular breaks to ensure no disruption of the service.

Each interpreter will speak their own language plus one other completely fluently. They usually feel comfortable interpreting in both (sometimes three) directions.
For conferences taking place in Devon, the interpreters will generally sit in special language interpreting booths or if providing the service remotely via video link, they will use dedicated interpreting channels.

Dutch whispered interpreting or chuchotage

This is a lower tech version. The interpretation is delivered simultaneously but without the aid of any equipment such as a booth, microphones and headsets. The interpreters literally whisper. For obvious reasons, this form of interpreting isn’t always practical or desirable.

Simultaneous interpreting equipment for venues in Devon

We can also supply and setup all the simultaneous interpreting equipment you may need.

The equipment is designed especially for events where simultaneous interpreters will be working using wireless infra-red transmitters and headsets to relay the speaker to all interpreters, without any need for extra cabling. A trained technician will install, operate and remove the system at the end of the conference. We also provide portable ISO approved booths for the interpreters where a mobile solution may be more appropriate such as a factory visit.

Our Dutch simultaneous interpreters

Working in teams of two, our experienced simultaneous interpreters work at conferences and venues in Devon and elsewhere around the world. Our simultaneous interpreters must be able to supply evidence relating to skill in:

  • a native tongue;
  • a language other than the interpreter’s native language, of which he or she has a perfect command and into which he or she works from one or more of his or her other languages;
  • any languages of which the interpreter has a complete understanding and from which he or she works.

Dutch simultaneous or consecutive interpreter?

Under what circumstances would you choose a Dutch simultaneous interpreting team over a consecutive interpreter?

A consecutive interpreting solution may work better for small meeting places where perhaps one person present does not understand the source language. This could be in situations like a human resources meeting, a meeting with a solicitor or a court hearing.

For circumstances where there may be a larger number of people needing to understand each other and almost instantaneous comprehension of the words without a time delay is necessary, a simultaneous interpreting solution would be more appropriate. This might occur at conferences, events, congresses and other mainly formal meetings where a number of people attending will speak different languages.

 

How is the cost for simultaneous interpreting calculated?

  • The cost depends on the language(s)
  • The cost depends whether the interpreter will need to attend on-site in Devon or via video link.
  • The cost depends on availability of particular interpreters on date and time in question.
  • The cost depends on whether we are providing simultaneous interpreting equipment

 

While you’re here… some quite interesting facts about the Dutch language.

Dutch is a West Germanic language with about 28 million speakers (in 2012), mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium. There are small Dutch-speaking communities in northern France, around Dunkerque. Dutch is also spoken in Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles, Suriname and in Indonesia. The official or standard form of Dutch is known as Algemeen Beschaafd Nederlands (ABN), ‘General Civilized Dutch’. It is taught in schools and used by authorities in the Netherlands, Flanders (Belgium), Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles. An association known as the Taalunie (Language Union), which was set up by governments of the Netherlands and Flanders, regulates the orthography and spelling of ABN. Alternative names for ABN are Algemeen Nederlands (AN), General Dutch, and Standaardnederlands, Standard Dutch. The Dutch dialects spoken in Belgium are collectively known as Flemish (Vlaams). They differ to some extent from the Dutch spoken in the Netherlands in terms of intonation and pronunciation, and there are minor differences in vocabulary, including loanwords from French and English not found in Standard Dutch.

Where is Dutch most widely spoken?

Dutch is spoken not only in the Netherlands, but it is also the official language of Flanders, the neighbouring northern provinces of Belgium. Worldwide, Dutch is a national language in Suriname (South America), Aruba and the Dutch Antilles (Caribbean).
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