What is a traductor?


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"Traductor" is the Spanish translation of the English word "translator." "Traductor" can refer either to a person who translates between languages or a computer program that translates text between languages.

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Common Spanish phrases that use the word include "traductor jurado," which means "sworn translator" in English, and "traductor público," which means "certified translator" in English. A Spanish synonym of "traductor" is "intérprete," although this term is usually used specifically for people that simultaneously translate as someone speaks.

"Traductor" derives from the Latin verb "traducere," which originally meant "to transport" or "to transfer." Similarly, the English term "translator" derives from the Latin verb "transferre," which means "to carry across."

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