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MANDARIN CHINESE INTERPRETER: You Have To Enrich Yourself Constantly

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Bingbing is a Mandarin Chinese Interpreter. (An interpreter is a person who hears spoken words on one language and says those same words in another language.) She shares her story about what it's like to be a freelance interpreter and how she got into the field. She also talks about what she's learned as an interpreter, and provides advice to those thinking about this line of work.

Degree: English Language and Literature - Chinese
Job Title: Mandarin Chinese Interpreter

Job Summary: Interpreters and Translators

Job Description

Interpreters and translators convert information from one language to another. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language, translators in written language.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Although degree of study may vary, interpreters and translators generally need specialized training, available at colleges and universities nationwide and through training programs, conferences, and courses.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the American Translators Association.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$20,000 - $90,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
40 to 50 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Remote, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills, Public speaking ability

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m='15150'>Or</span> <span m='15650'>if</span> <span m='15820'>I</span> <span m='15920'>have</span> <span m='16170'>a</span> <span m='16309'>conference</span> <span m='16800'>interpreting</span> <span m='17440'>assignment,</span> <span m='18390'>I</span> <span m='18570'>would</span> <span m='18810'>just</span> <span m='19020'>go</span> <span m='19180'>to</span> <span m='19310'>the</span> <span m='19430'>site.</span> </p><p><span m='20660'>I</span> <span m='20950'>used</span> <span m='21150'>to be</span> <span m='21530'>a</span> <span m='21680'>journalist</span> <span m='22105'>and</span> <span m='22530'>editor</span> <span m='23010'>back</span> <span m='23270'>in</span> <span m='23700'>Beijing,</span> <span m='24390'>and</span> <span m='24670'>I</span> <span m='24870'>really</span> <span m='25180'>enjoyed</span> <span m='25610'>meeting</span> <span m='26120'>different</span> <span m='26490'>people,</span> <span m='27220'>learning</span> <span m='27530'>different</span> <span m='27950'>things.</span> <span m='28950'>And</span> <span m='29240'>I</span> <span m='29420'>think</span> <span m='29700'>after</span> <span m='29810'>I</span> <span m='30140'>moved</span> <span m='30410'>to</span> <span m='30520'>the</span> <span m='30610'>United</span> <span m='31150'>States,</span> <span m='31550'>I</span> <span m='31760'>realized</span> <span m='32270'>that</span> <span m='32790'>interpreting</span> <span m='33570'>is</span> <span m='34020'>actually</span> <span m='34580'>the</span> <span m='34740'>best</span> <span m='35330'>way</span> <span m='35940'>to</span> <span m='36050'>continue</span> <span m='36710'>my</span> <span m='36900'>path</span> <span m='37680'>in the</span> <span m='38033'>sense</span> <span m='38740'>I</span> <span m='38870'>can</span> <span m='39100'>be</span> <span m='39380'>their</span> <span m='39640'>bridge,</span> <span m='40040'>I can</span> <span m='40450'>help</span> <span m='40660'>people</span> <span m='40990'>communicate.</span> <span m='41930'>I can</span> <span m='42200'>learn</span> <span m='43070'>about</span> <span m='43380'>this</span> <span m='43660'>world</span> <span m='44840'>in</span> <span m='45070'>different</span> <span m='45520'>ways,</span> <span m='46410'>in</span> <span m='46870'>different</span> <span m='47250'>fields.</span> <span m='48170'>And</span> <span m='48490'>I</span> <span m='48650'>really</span> <span m='48970'>enjoy</span> <span m='49460'>doing</span> <span m='49730'>this.</span> </p><p><span m='50700'>I</span> <span m='51360'>didn't</span> <span m='51640'>know</span> <span m='51840'>that</span> <span m='52060'>the</span> <span m='52180'>world</span> <span m='52560'>is</span> <span m='52960'>so</span> <span m='53060'>much</span> <span m='53340'>more</span> <span m='53880'>fun</span> <span m='54250'>and</span> <span m='54540'>rich</span> <span m='55510'>and</span> <span m='56090'>broad,</span> <span m='56650'>and</span> <span m='57030'>it's</span> <span m='57570'>so</span> <span m='58010'>diversified.</span> <span m='59390'>It</span> <span m='59890'>really</span> <span m='60170'>brings</span> <span m='60570'>me</span> <span m='61140'>lots</span> <span m='61370'>of</span> <span m='61450'>energy,</span> <span m='62080'>lots</span> <span m='62400'>of</span> <span m='62660'>more</span> <span m='63120'>interest</span> <span m='63980'>to</span> <span m='64800'>explore</span> <span m='65269'>more.</span> <span m='66160'>I</span> <span m='66600'>do</span> <span m='66860'>think</span> <span m='67170'>that</span> <span m='67380'>this is</span> <span m='67790'>really</span> <span m='68140'>the</span> <span m='68250'>way</span> <span m='68950'>to</span> <span m='69500'>experience</span> <span m='70210'>your</span> <span m='70350'>life</span> <span m='70790'>in</span> <span m='71030'>a</span> <span m='71080'>very</span> <span m='71610'>rich</span> <span m='72510'>expanded</span> <span m='73200'>way.</span> </p><p><span m='74015'>I</span> <span m='74430'>think</span> <span m='74720'>everyone</span> <span m='75340'>in</span> <span m='75470'>this</span> <span m='75690'>industry</span> <span m='76920'>as</span> <span m='77160'>a</span> <span m='77220'>freelance</span> <span m='77800'>interpreter,</span> <span m='78580'>they</span> <span m='78970'>all</span> <span m='79240'>enjoy</span> <span m='79620'>that.</span> <span m='80040'>It's</span> <span m='80320'>the</span> <span m='80420'>freedom,</span> <span m='81050'>it's</span> <span m='81330'>the</span> <span m='81970'>way</span> <span m='82320'>you</span> <span m='82910'>learn</span> <span m='83160'>about</span> <span m='83420'>this</span> <span m='83650'>world.</span> <span m='83980'>And</span> <span m='84430'>it</span> <span m='84740'>pushes</span> <span m='84940'>you</span> <span m='85820'>to</span> <span m='86010'>learn</span> <span m='86430'>new</span> <span m='86630'>things</span> <span m='87010'>constantly</span> <span m='87790'>and</span> <span m='88020'>you</span> <span m='88280'>to</span> <span m='88420'>challenge</span> <span m='88850'>yourself.</span> <span m='89880'>And</span> <span m='90070'>I</span> <span m='90140'>think</span> <span m='90620'>this</span> <span m='90840'>is</span> <span m='91090'>really</span> <span m='91440'>where</span> <span m='92140'>all</span> <span m='92420'>the</span> <span m='92570'>drive</span> <span m='92800'>comes</span> <span m='93040'>from.</span> </p><p><span m='94376'>You</span> <span m='94824'>do not</span> <span m='95272'>have</span> <span m='95720'>to have</span> <span m='96170'>the</span> <span m='96660'>formal</span> <span m='97940'>education</span> <span m='99060'>for</span> <span m='99190'>interpreting</span> <span m='99810'>program,</span> <span m='101100'>but</span> <span m='101560'>you do</span> <span m='101920'>have</span> <span m='102290'>to</span> <span m='102670'>understand</span> <span m='103730'>your</span> <span m='104400'>target</span> <span m='104710'>language</span> <span m='105180'>very</span> <span m='105500'>well.</span> <span m='106200'>You</span> <span m='106340'>have</span> <span m='107220'>at</span> <span m='107350'>least</span> <span m='107890'>five</span> <span m='108230'>years</span> <span m='109140'>experience</span> <span m='109920'>in</span> <span m='110300'>a</span> <span m='110510'>different</span> <span m='110840'>culture,</span> <span m='111390'>other</span> <span m='111610'>than</span> <span m='111810'>your</span> <span m='111950'>native</span> <span m='112280'>culture.</span> <span m='113170'>You</span> <span m='113590'>actually</span> <span m='113980'>have</span> <span m='114200'>to</span> <span m='114370'>read</span> <span m='114790'>a</span> <span m='114910'>lot.</span> <span m='115280'>You</span> <span m='115440'>have</span> <span m='115730'>to</span> <span m='115930'>understand</span> <span m='116490'>the</span> <span m='116650'>society,</span> <span m='117290'>the</span> <span m='117710'>structure</span> <span m='119000'>of</span> <span m='119200'>the</span> <span m='119980'>system,</span> <span m='121210'>so</span> <span m='121340'>that</span> <span m='121610'>you</span> <span m='121740'>can</span> <span m='121960'>have</span> <span m='122560'>comprehensive</span> <span m='123290'>understanding.</span> <span m='124280'>And</span> <span m='124920'>you</span> <span m='126030'>have</span> <span m='126290'>to</span> <span m='126550'>enrich</span> <span m='127090'>yourself</span> <span m='127890'>constantly.</span> </p>","file":{"id":305262,"video_id":"2786147593001","name":"1353-Bingbing-p-MandarinInterpreter","duration":129080,"thumbnail_url":null}});