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Portuguese Court Interpreter Services | Portuguese Court Interpreting Worldwide

Video remote Portuguese Court interpreter services also available.

Court interpreters for English to Portuguese, Portuguese to English and multiple other languages

TJC’s Portuguese court interpreters can provide assistance for court cases of various lengths, providing both short-term and long-term support in locations in Europe, Asia, North & South America, Australasia and Africa.

TJC Global’s certified and experienced Portuguese court interpreters have the expertise to manage communication inherent to all types of law. They are familiar with the format, conventions, procedures and requirements of court interpreting, and will deliver a skilled and professional interpreting service.

TJC’s Portuguese court interpreters can provide assistance for court cases of various lengths, providing both short-term and long-term support. TJC Portuguese interpreters and translators are also happy to work outside of court for criminal cases; depositions; arbitrations; witness preparation; pre-trial meetings between attorneys, solicitors, barristers and clients and interviews with court personnel.

Contact us for a quote or to find out more about our Portuguese court interpreting services.

What forms of interpretation can TJC Global provide?

Video / videoconference interpreting: (also Video Remote Interpreting available) TJC provide language interpreting services to support events such as business discussions, conferences, legal / court / arbitration / litigation, and all other online business interactions in industry during these challenging times.

Participants can communicate with one another via video or voice calls using laptops, smartphones, tablets etc. These can be recorded should you wish to take minutes. Our professionally qualified interpreters can join your online virtual meeting, event, or proceeding, for example, and interpret remotely in the language pairing you require, so as to facilitate smooth communication between all parties.

Telephone / teleconference interpreting is a practical way to bridge any language barriers. The interpreter is either located remotely (away from either party) or is with one of the parties. In both cases they deliver interpreting services through telephone conferencing.

Telephone interpretation is useful for clients who cannot travel to their counterparts’ country, but still wish, for example, to hold business discussions or to communicate progress updates. At TJC Global, we are very happy to provide you with professionally qualified interpreters around the world in almost any selected language combinations.

Simultaneous interpreting (also available with Video Remote Interpretation (VRI))

is used for international conferences, critical business discussions, seminars & symposiums. In this case, there are usually two to three interpreters situated in a booth, away from the audience, who take turns to interpret at high speed, changing over every 15-20 minutes to avoid fatigue.

The interpreters use headsets to listen to the message of the speaker and repeat it immediately (practically “simultaneously”) in the target language for the benefit of relevant audience members.

Consecutive interpreting (also available with Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)) is the most common type of interpreting. It is used for business discussions, negotiations, contract exchanges, commercial, legal, technical discussions, medical or court hearings or on site inspections. The interpreter listens to the speaker, often making notes, and delivers the meaning in the target language afterwards.

The interpreter may wait until a pause or the end, at which point they deliver a translation relatively quickly. Consecutive interpreting may also be used at conferences for panel discussions, Q&A sessions or private discussions between parties – at a stand or elsewhere.

Our Portuguese court interpreters can assist in the following settings:

High Court

Crown Court

Civil Court

Magistrates’ Court

County Court

District Court

TJC’s Portuguese court intepreting services cover a number of interpreting types to suit your requirements, including simultaneous, consecutive and whispering (or chuchotage) interpreting.

Why choose TJC Global’s Portuguese Court Interpreters?

If you have an Portuguese court interpreting enquiry, please contact us or use the Quick Quote system on the right hand side of the page

About Portuguese

With approximately 220 million native speakers worldwide, Portuguese is a truly global language. Spoken in Portugal, it is also the sole official language of Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and São Tomé and Príncipe and has co-official status in Macau and East Timor, meaning speakers are widely distributed across several continents, including Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. According to a UNESCO survey, Portuguese is, along with its Spanish cousin, the fastest growing European language and takes its place as the seventh most spoken language in the world after Bengali. It comprises several dialects and sub-dialects, and there are two recognised standards in the world, European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese.

Brazilian Portuguese is quite different to that spoken in Europe, mostly due to phonetic differences, although they share a standardised spelling.

Portuguese is a Romance language like French and Italian but has many lexical differences which mean it is not mutually intelligible with these. It belongs specifically to the West-Iberian group of Romance languages like Spanish. This link allows it to be partially understandable to Spanish speakers. Like Spanish, it uses 26 letters of the Latin alphabet but includes more diacritics – 6 in total. These are necessary as Portuguese comprises a larger phonetic range than Spanish – something which can cause problems when Spanish & Portuguese speakers try to communicate.

Portugal and Brazil have their own business etiquette. See our Doing Business in Portugal and our Doing Business in Brazil pages to find out more.

Locations covered by our Portuguese Court Interpreters:

For more information about other areas covered by our Portuguese language experts, please see our Portuguese Translation and Interpreting Homepage

Looking for translation or interpreting assistance in another field?

TJC Global provides specialist interpreting and translation services in a wide array of specialist fields. Whatever your requirement, we can find the right linguist to assist you.
If your industry or project-type is not listed here, please contact us directly with your enquiry.

Our clinical trials translators utilise their knowledge of subject-specific terminology to deliver precise, unambiguous translations whatever the context – enabling you to communicate effectively with the rest of the world.
We are also able to adapt to almost any type of project.

What to do next?

For a quote for interpreting services or a related enquiry, please use the Quick Quote system.
If you would like more information about our language services, please contact us.