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    how does one become a translator?

    is it enough to know different languages or to know a foreign language and have lived in a different country to become a transaltor?, Is it necessary to have studied the theory? For you, what is more important, theory or experience?

    what do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rchl
    For you, what is more important, theory or experience?

    what do you think?
    Hi rchl!

    BOTH are important! The perfect equilibrium... as in life. Studying is always important, and experience gives you that added value that books don't...

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    Hi, rchl:

    Mem is right, both theory and experience are equally important for a translator, but I'd add one more ingredient: READING. A good translator is always a good reader, so if you want to become translator, read as much as you can, tons of books, magazines, newspapers, but mainly books.

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