– and so are our conference interpreters.
Whether it’s an international conference or high level meeting: Every word matters, every symbol has a meaning, every detail is consciously or unconsciously observed.
It is in such sensitive situations that the difference between excellent and good conference interpreters can be seen. The basic prerequisite for an interpreter is not just to know the specialist terminology but to really understand it. In political discussions, for example.
A multi-faceted term that often crops up in German technical discussions is “Good Governance”. The term “Good Governance”, which originates from the idea of good corporate leadership, is now primarily used in the political context and more precisely in debates about good government leadership.
Reliable administrative behaviour, participation, the rule of law and other aspects have to be interpreted within the framework of the statement’s intent. Interpreting such technical terms inaccurately would have fatal consequences, for words have power and influence.