interpreter or guide

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Sun14

Senior Member
Chinese
Hello, my friends,

I was wondering whether the underlined part is idiomatic:

"He is the interpreter."

Thoughts: In some exhibition hall, there are some people standing there telling us the history and story of the exhibit. I think we should refer to them as interpreter since they only talk and don't move.
 
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    No. An interpreter is someone who translates spoken language for the benefit of those who don't understand that language.

    Someone who has the job you describe is sometimes called a guide or a docent.
     

    Sun14

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    No. An interpreter is someone who translates spoken language for the benefit of those who don't understand that language.

    Someone who has the job you describe is sometimes called a guide or a docent.
    Got it. Thank you very much.
     
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