通訳者

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
つう
Grade: 2
やく
Grade: 6
しゃ
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 通訳 (tsūyaku, interpretation) +‎ (-sha, -er, someone who does something).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

通訳者 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 通譯者, hiragana つうやくしゃ, romaji tsūyakusha)

  1. an interpreter: someone who listens to speech in one language, and repeats that content in another language

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Although the term 通訳 (tsūyaku) can mean both interpretation and interpreter (the person doing the interpretation), the term 通訳者 (tsūyakusha) refers more specifically to the person.

The term 通訳人 (​tsūyakunin) appears in more dictionaries[1][2]. The term 通訳者 (tsūyakusha) may have gained currency as a parallel construction to 翻訳者 (hon'yakusha, translator), for which there is no 翻訳人 (hon'yakunin) form.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9