Relying on a translator when travelling

22 Jun , 2017  


Polyglots usually have plenty of advantages, from multiple job opportunities to many, many travelling opportunities. Learning a foreign language helps both children and adults to increase their IQs. However, people generally choose to learn languages such as French, Dutch, and other European languages. This means that for travelling in countries with less common languages, many individuals still need translation services as part of their journey. It would be ideal to find a reliable translation agency for this purpose, especially for trips that are related to business matters. This way, you can be sure that you and the company will understand the locals, and that the outcome of your business travel will be an advantageous one. However, let’s find out why relying on translator services when travelling is advantageous.

Translation agencies offer extensive services

Translation agencies generally offer extensive services for their clients. For instance, clients can choose from translation and simultaneous interpreting (which might help you the most when travelling), proofreading, desktop publishing, consecutive interpreting, localisation, editing, linguistic review, as well as numerous other services. However, the vast majority of the services mentioned here come in great help for travellers of all kinds: passionate travellers and business travellers. Translation and simultaneous interpreting will especially help travellers to bridge the linguistic gap and receive accurate information regarding the locals, their customs and traditions, while for business travellers, their services will help them comprehend the most detailed aspects of topics discussed in diverse business meetings, official or not. Moreover, when using such services, one can already begin the process of learning a new language, even though this was not what they initially intended to do when they hired a professional translator.

Google Translate won’t help you

Many travellers consider using smart devices for translation purposes. However, this is not a viable solution, because of several reasons. First, the traveller will certainly lack the knowledge of how to write the sounds they hear, in order to use the app in a proper form. Moreover, even if they succeed in writing the phrases correctly, the software won’t be able to reproduce an accurate meaning for the phrase translated. This phenomenon appears in many others’ translation apps case. Another reason why relying on such apps when travelling is less advantageous than using the services of a professional translator is that all languages have specific nuances, nuances which these products cannot pick up on and translate them correctly. This way, misunderstandings and incomplete messages will most likely deepen the linguistic gap, not bridge it.

Learning foreign languages becomes considerably easier

When travelling, the services of a professional translator might help with the learning process of a new language. This comes as a great advantage, for both business purposes, as well as for personal purposes. Learning yet another language will increase one’s value on the job market, while the same process will help them develop their knowledge, by increasing their IQ.

The services of a professional translator when travelling are undoubtedly valuable for all the parties involved in any type of communication, written or spoken, since they can bridge the cultural and linguistic gap existent between travellers and locals. 





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