Interpreting Idioms and Sayings

Interpreting idioms and sayings is a challenge for any professional linguist, and must be handled appropriately to convey the message correctly. First, what is an idiom and who uses them?

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Interpreting Services - In Person, Phone and Video

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What is the Difference Between a Translator and an Interpreter?

I often get asked “What’s the difference between a translator and an interpreter? Aren’t they the same thing?” To many people, the terms translator and interpreter have absolutely no distinction, and can be used interchangeably referring to someone who..

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January International Holidays 2018

Rapport International works with customers who do business internationally or with culturally diverse customers, so we thought it would be beneficial to provide a monthly update of holidays around the world. Each month we'll feature one holiday and give..

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Skills Needed to Provide Professional Quality Interpreting Services

High quality interpreting goes beyond mastery of another language – a professional interpreter bridges the communication gap between two different cultures and languages.  A high quality, professional interpreter is not only fluent in multiple languages,..

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Using a Professional Interpreter Vs Staff or a Family Member

As both a professional interpreter, as well as a family member of a non-English-speaker, let me provide insight as to why using a professional interpreter is always best.

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Rapport International Becomes Preferred Vendor for Boston Bar Association

Rapport International is proud to announce that we’ve been chosen as the Boston Bar Association’s preferred vendor for language services.  As the preferred language service provider of the Boston Bar Association, Rapport International will offer all..

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How to Work Effectively with an Interpreter

When you need to communicate with a client, patient, staff member, etc.  in a cross cultural context - look to using a professional interpreting services company.

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Medical Translation Services vs. Medical Interpreter Services

Many people use the words translation and interpretation interchangeably, but they actually have very different meanings. Translation refers to the written word. It is the transformation of written text from one language into another. Interpretation..

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Trademarks in China

Last week, I attended a program at the Boston Bar Association about “Intellectual Property Protection in China: Successes and Challenges”.

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