Friday, March 12, 2021

Children Translating for Parents

A while back, I wrote about the difficulties of children serving as translators for their parents. My post included such examples as the deaf man who died of treatable syphilis because he was too embarrassed to talk about his condition with his child serving as a translator for his doctor.

I find that sometimes it's good to have a humorous introduction to a heady topic. In that vein, I offer you this quick (3 minute) sample a child translating for their parent:

While the translation in this clip from the BBC is quite funny, it's a great jumping off point for talking about more serious issues with using children as translators for their parents.


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