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|Kanji in this term|
- an interpreter: someone who listens to speech in one language, and repeats that content in another language
The term 通訳人 (tsūyakunin) appears in more dictionaries. 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.