Yiddish Interpretation Services Available In Person and Remotely
Connect with Ashkenazi Jews with tailored Yiddish interpretation services.
English may be the most widely spoken language on the planet, but in a world with more than 7,000 languages, it’s hardly the “universal language” that it’s often touted to be. While people around the world learn English as a second language, many never achieve proficiency, and even those who do remain far more comfortable in their native language. Many Ashkenazi Jews speak English, considering that many of them live in the United States—but the huge worldwide diaspora means that many others don’t speak English.
The ancestral language of Ashkenazi Jews is Yiddish, and if you’d like to communicate seamlessly with Ashkenazi Jews in a Yiddish-speaking area, we at TranslationServices.com have your back. With our Yiddish interpretation team, it’s easy for you to converse with locals in Yiddish-speaking communities around the world, regardless of your reason for visiting. We’re dedicated to maximally accessible Yiddish interpretation services.
You can see a free quote for our Yiddish interpretation services if you contact us and request one.
Learning about Yiddish, a precious Jewish language
Yiddish is an important language in the Jewish community, although usage has declined dramatically from its pre-WWII peak of 11 million speakers. Today, an estimated 600,000 people use the language, with the majority in the United States (particularly New York) and Israel. However, other speakers may also be found in Russia, specifically the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, as well as Argentina, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, and Ukraine. Yiddish is unrelated to the other major Jewish language, Hebrew—instead, it’s a Germanic language close enough to German to result in partial mutual intelligibility.
Grammatically, Yiddish bears many resemblances to German. The language features three genders—masculine, feminine, and neuter—as well as three cases, one fewer than German. Adjectives inflect for gender, number, and case only when used attributively (i.e., before a noun); as predicates, they don’t change form. Verbs take person markers, but only in the present tense. Yiddish also features separable verbs, in which particles that are intrinsically part of the verb can be separated and change position.
Take advantage of our Yiddish interpretation services either on site or remotely.
Would you like us to interpret Yiddish for you in person or online? We’re pleased to offer both services, so you can simply choose which works best for you. Both have advantages: in-person interpretation services are more reliable and offer more intractability, but remote interpretation services are more convenient and accessible.
With Yiddish spoken in many different places by the Ashkenazi Jewish diaspora, we’ve built our team with skilled Yiddish interpreters in various locations. Whether you’re in New York, Israel, Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Oblast, or wherever else Yiddish is spoken, you can lean on our interpretation team to communicate smoothly with the Yiddish speakers in your area. And don’t worry if you’re somewhere else—we’ll actually fly an interpreter out to meet you if you don’t mind paying for their transportation.
For some people, a more convenient option is our remote Yiddish interpretation services. Here, all you need is a stable internet connection and a means of telecommunication, whether that’s an app like Zoom or Skype or the traditional telephone line. You don’t have to worry about the time zone, either, because our Yiddish interpreters are located all over the world.
Simultaneous and consecutive Yiddish interpretation services: both are available!
Simultaneous interpretation services are right for those looking for Yiddish interpretation for a one-way speech, presentation, or TV broadcast. You may also want to hire a Yiddish interpreter for a multilingual conference at which speakers of many languages wear headsets tuned in to an interpreter in their language. The interpreter translates the information in real time while the original speaker is still speaking, with only a short lag in the transmission of information.
Consecutive Yiddish interpretation, on the other hand, is well suited to small meetings, interviews, and other communication between a small group of parties. In consecutive interpretation, the interpreter is a more active participant in the conversation, translating the content only after the respective speaker has finished. The interpreter can also ask the speaker for clarification, rendering the interpretation more accurate.
For Yiddish, we offer both types of interpretation. Be sure to let us know which one you’re seeking so we can match you with the right Yiddish interpreter.
Yiddish interpretation services for any type of content
If your Yiddish interpreter will be required to grapple with complicated subject matter, let us know in advance. Our team is expansive, with the world’s best Yiddish interpreters offering their expertise, and many have additional knowledge in other fields—so we’ll make sure your interpreter is familiar with the material you’re working with.
If you want professional Yiddish interpretation services, we can help—contact us today to learn more!