2 Interpreters Test Their Interpreting Skills (Speed Challenge) | WIRED


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  • Yamileth Ortiz
    Yamileth Ortiz  12 hours back

    I used to want to be an interpreter but after practicing at the university I realized translation was my calling. My respects to those who interpret! It takes a lot to do this job.

    • Amanda Melendez
      Amanda Melendez  3 days back


      • Blond and Belgian
        Blond and Belgian  4 days back

        Katty's my new role-model! I worked as an interpreator but orientated myself to translation because I found it too stressful. This video really gave me the motivation to go back at it :)

        • alexandra s.
          alexandra s.  4 days back

          When I grow up I want to be Katty. This is what I've always aspired to be. The bad thing is, I am an adult.

          • Petra Ratajova Channel

            This video had made me feel better.

            • эlina
              эlina  6 days back

              that's the level of knowledge and professionalism that I want to reach

              • Mike Jhone
                Mike Jhone  1 weeks back

                How can you speak and listen at the same time? It's impossible to me 😢

                • a
                  a  1 weeks back

                  I’m studying to become interpreter and this freaks me out

                  • I need a waifu
                    I need a waifu  3 weeks back

                    She knows Spanish better than a native speaker

                    • Hating Mirror
                      Hating Mirror  3 weeks back

                      I felt the emotional breakdown of hers

                      • Alice Oh
                        Alice Oh  3 weeks back

                        Interpreting is hard if you didn’t study into the topic like katty said. my parents can’t seem to understand why I struggle to translate legal documents, bank letters, and medical terms. Just because I can fluently converse in both languages doesn’t mean I know every single vocabulary translated. I know y’all immigrant children can relate 😞

                        Bilinguals, Can you translate “mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell”

                        • Games & More!
                          Games & More!  3 weeks back

                          Best job in the world ... until you have to tell the opposing party "I declare war".

                          • Al Tahir
                            Al Tahir  3 weeks back

                            It killed me when you could see she knew she was making mistakes, but I really admire how she plowed on, and didn't beat herself up. This job looks brutal

                            • _ Stealthadoodle
                              _ Stealthadoodle  3 weeks back

                              and then theres me who takes about fifteen seconds to understand a single russian sentence with little fluency.

                              • Sasha Mendieta
                                Sasha Mendieta  3 weeks back

                                Translation is hard, whenever I try to translate between my two languages i get lazy and just say the french words with an english accent or vice versa and hope for the best (only sometimes works)

                                • Daniel Gallagher
                                  Daniel Gallagher  4 weeks back

                                  The interpreters did a great job. I speak Japanese, and (as other people have pointed out) the word order is very different. This would have no effect on consecutive interpretation, but for simultaneous interpretation, you'd need a long ear-voice span (time between hearing input language and speaking the output language, as described in another video). But I'm sure interpreters would need to cope with the challenge in some other ways too, that I'd love to hear about. Additionally, Japanese has so many difficult-to-translate phrases and words and I'd love to hear about how their dealt with in interpretation settings. So, Wired, one more video, please!

                                  • Antika
                                    Antika  4 weeks back

                                    OK but now you also need to test ASL-interpreters speed!!

                                    • Jaime C
                                      Jaime C  4 weeks back

                                      I loooove heer! <3

                                      • UrsuMusic
                                        UrsuMusic  4 weeks back

                                        Killing Eve is awesome!

                                        • veevee306
                                          veevee306  1 months back

                                          His interpretation to English was much more natural than the original translation.

                                          • Sara Picar
                                            Sara Picar  1 months back

                                            You should do a video on ASL interpreters next

                                            • Anita Mx
                                              Anita Mx  1 months back

                                              As a translator & interpreter, I absolutely agree with Katty... we have the best job in the world!!! I love what I do and I wouldn't change it!!!

                                              • LIU TIAN HUANG
                                                LIU TIAN HUANG  1 months back


                                                • Hope Evergreen
                                                  Hope Evergreen  1 months back

                                                  It's personaly my dream job to become a translator

                                                  • Charleen Fabe
                                                    Charleen Fabe  1 months back

                                                    *stop right here* he says “measurement” the same way I do!! People always comment that I say it weird. 😒

                                                    • Brittani V
                                                      Brittani V  1 months back

                                                      As a sign language interpreter I can so relate to this!!

                                                      • Alexandria KING
                                                        Alexandria KING  1 months back

                                                        Guy’s middle name is Slaughter. Metal asf

                                                        • Ahmet H. K.
                                                          Ahmet H. K.  1 months back

                                                          speaking english? ı live in english. ıt's not a language to me. ıt's totally best way of expressing my own. you know, sometimes i'm dreaming of a world, all people understand each other perfect. yes, i would dream. ımagine all the people dancing and touching each other, communicate in a joyful harmony.

                                                          • Maria Trushina
                                                            Maria Trushina  1 months back

                                                            Can anyone help me to understand what is she saying there? “I’m not pinching a hole in one thing or another”? What does that mean? Found no references at all.

                                                            • Joshua Cheng
                                                              Joshua Cheng  1 months back

                                                              These two are very professional simultaneous interpreters. Normally we only need consecutive interpretation or just translation. It’s very difficult to do what they do and it takes years of intensive training.

                                                              • Sine Ismina
                                                                Sine Ismina  1 months back

                                                                9:22 What do you mean “not bad”? It should’ve been great job. Seriously? Did you even see that madness??

                                                                • The Matadore
                                                                  The Matadore  2 months back

                                                                  10:01, really? 😂

                                                                  • Benedict Kroll
                                                                    Benedict Kroll  2 months back

                                                                    They are absolutely amazing, but what is described as fast here, would make people who are used to castilian Spanish fall asleep.

                                                                    • elfenf3uer
                                                                      elfenf3uer  2 months back

                                                                      preaaaaach, nerd Katty!!

                                                                      • Abb3yCh3rry
                                                                        Abb3yCh3rry  2 months back

                                                                        As an interpreter.. I still struggle with simultaneous interpreting...ugh

                                                                        • vmaellee 10
                                                                          vmaellee 10  2 months back

                                                                          I hate when I’m trying to translate and they talk so I have to translate and listen at the same time, it’s hard to hear what they’re saying when I’m speakinh

                                                                          • Kento RH
                                                                            Kento RH  2 months back

                                                                            Gotta love that lady

                                                                            • BTSismy LIFE
                                                                              BTSismy LIFE  2 months back

                                                                              The first guy was sooooooo boring

                                                                              • Katelyn
                                                                                Katelyn  2 months back

                                                                                I'm looking to be an ASL interpreter one day, and this made my heart race with nervousness and excitement!

                                                                                • Realm of the misunderstood
                                                                                  Realm of the misunderstood  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Katelyn Go for it! But be prepared to wear basically nothing but black or other dark colors all the time lol.

                                                                              • Eunhye Grace Lee
                                                                                Eunhye Grace Lee  2 months back

                                                                                I'm studying Korean-English simultaneous interpretation, and the different sentence structure of the two languages drowns me every single moment

                                                                                • Cindy A
                                                                                  Cindy A  2 months back

                                                                                  18 y salen chilenos en Wired 💗💗💗🆑

                                                                                  • kavishka
                                                                                    kavishka  2 months back

                                                                                    The woman is much better

                                                                                    • creatifproduction
                                                                                      creatifproduction  2 months back

                                                                                      Katty's awesome. I love that she added she loves her job cuz she's a nerd. LOL

                                                                                      • Shelby Norris
                                                                                        Shelby Norris  2 months back

                                                                                        It would be interesting to see this with ASL interpreting

                                                                                        • Kota Mundaca
                                                                                          Kota Mundaca  2 months back

                                                                                          This gave me so much anxiety idk why

                                                                                          • Hadi Jafari
                                                                                            Hadi Jafari  2 months back

                                                                                            Simultaneous interpretation is one of the hardest jobs in the world. I did it for a few years and I hate it. No amount of money is worth the stress.

                                                                                            • fatma
                                                                                              fatma  2 months back

                                                                                              Its to hard

                                                                                              • sheila kahaki
                                                                                                sheila kahaki  2 months back

                                                                                                Interpretation is my dream job