Tag Archives: interpreting

Interpreting Speech #10 – Frankston City Council (English-into-Mandarin)

Briefing Here is the briefing. You do not need to interpret the briefing. You have been called to interpret for a visiting delegation from China. They are attending an information session being held by an employee of Frankston City Council. End of briefing. Speech starts now. Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #10 – Frankston City […]

Mandarin English Dialogue #38 – Utilities Bill Dispute

Briefing You have been called to interpet for a Mandarin-Speaking Man (MSM) who is having a conversation with an English-speaking Customer Service Representative (CSR). He has called to dispute a bill he has received from an electricity company.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #38 – Utilities Bill Dispute

Mandarin English Dialogue #37 – Company Profile

Briefing You have been called to interpret for an English-Speaking Writer (ESW) and a Mandarin-Speaking Businesswoman (MSB). The writer is researching the company the businesswoman works for, as he is currently writing a feature on it for a finance magazine.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #37 – Company Profile

Mandarin English Dialogue #36 – Marketing Strategy

Briefing You have been called to interpret for a Mandarin-Speaking Employee (MSE) and an English-Speaking Consultant (ESC). They are talking about how the Chinese company can improve its marketing strategy in China and South-East Asia.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #36 – Marketing Strategy

Vocabulary for the NAATI Professional Interpreting Examination (English and Chinese)

As I just took my NAATI Professional Interpreting Exam (NAATI三級口譯考試) last week, I thought I’d share with you the vocabulary that I have collected over the past year in preparing for it. There are ten glossaries in total, each with 30 words in total, including: 30 Legal Terms in English and Chinese 30 Medical Terms […]

Physical Examination in English and Chinese

Briefing This is a demonstration of the most common steps involved in a physical examination, conducted by a physician in a hospital or general practice. Both the original recording in English, as well as the version translated into Mandarin, are provided. In both recordings, a beep is sounded at the end of each segment for […]

An Introduction to Criminal Law Terms in English and Chinese (+ Glossary)

The following is an introduction to commonly used terms in criminal law (刑法) that I’ve collected over the years of translating and teaching interpreting. The focus is mainly on vocabulary common in Australian and British law. At the end of this post is a glossary of all the terms mentioned (150 in total!) Disclaimer: I […]

How to Describe Medical Symptoms in Chinese

Have been inspired recently to do more research into how a whole variety of medical symptoms can be expressed naturally in Chinese. Here is what I have found between reading a number of books and consulting with friends, both laypeople and medical experts alike. Enjoy!   How to Describe Medical Symptoms in Chinese   描述一般症状-Describing […]

Mandarin English Dialogue #35 – Child Vaccination

Briefing A Mandarin-speaking Father is visiting the office of an English-speaking GP. He wishes to make some enquiries about the immunisations for his child, Xiaoming.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #35 – Child Vaccination

Mandarin English Dialogue #34 – Onshore Protection Visa

Briefing The following is a taped interview between an Indonesian Chinese named Lia and an immigration officer named Shawn from the Onshore Protection Department.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #34 – Onshore Protection Visa