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I have a question, if I say that I'm a translator, does it mean to you that I deal only with written texts or both with written and oral translation?

If I say I'm an interpreter does it mean that I'm dealing only with oral translation?

What's the scope of meaning of the word "translation," "translator?"

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Are both sentences below correct, then?

1. "Will you translate my words to them?"

2. "Will you interpret my words to them?"

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Speaking as an interpreter who runs a translation agency I would say those two terms are used synonomously by the general public, but, in a conversation between two professionals in that line they would not be used interchangably and if they were it would be very confusing.
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interpreter

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: one that translates; especially : a person who translates orally for parties conversing in different tongues


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