Hello. Hi, everyone. My name is Ummi and I'm from Malaysia. So the question is have you had a job that required bilingualism?
For me, the answer is yes. Right after I finished my bachelor's degree, right after my graduation, I immediately landed on my first job as over-the-phone medical interpreter. I was interpreting for both Arabic and English, which are not my first languages. So it was a lot for me.
I got to learn a lot as well, despite the challenges and adventures that I faced every day. I got to learn a lot about medical terminologies and also terminologies in other industries as well. And I also got to learn how to note taking like other translators and interpreters, because time is crucial in interpreting and translating. You don't want other parties to be waiting on you while you're on the phone, or you don't want them to question your abilities while you interpreting for them. So other than knowledge of the languages itself, other skills are also important, such as active listening and also note taking skill. So the job is fun and it's very challenging. Would you consider to have that job as well?
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a lot for me | challenging
got | had the opportunity
faced challenges | experience problems
question | doubt
landed a job | got work
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