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as in:  interpret Spanish to English

Can she interpret Spanish to English for us?
  to translate words into spoken words of another language

(This word is used in place of translate when the translation is done real-time, or on-the-fly, or immediately as needed.)
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interpret interprets interpreted interpreting interpretation interpretations interpreter interpreters
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  • Can she interpret Spanish to English for us?
  • She will stand to his left and interpret his speech into sign language.
  • Given enough time, I can translate, but I’m not fluent enough to interpret for a conversation.
  • She is an interpreter who works at the United Nations.

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  • Will you use software or a person for interpretation.
  • We will each speak in our own language and each bring our own interpreter to minimize confusion.
  • At last Ralph induced him to hold the shell but by then the blow of laughter had taken away the child’s voice. Piggy knelt by him, one hand on the great shell, listening and interpreting to the assembly.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • A German officer accompanied by a Hungarian lieutenant interpreter, came up and introduced himself.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • In the morning an interpreter was found, and they were taken and put upon a car, and taught a new word—"stockyards."
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Only Daniel could interpret it, because he was a prophet.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game

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  • When the interpreter had translated this, the judge, whose calendar was crowded, and whose automobile was ordered for a certain hour, interrupted with the remark: "Oh, I see."
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
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