The term, a ‘decipher of languages’ sounds very grand and even of a covert nature. It is exactly that. Language is an art and knowing it and learning it takes immense amounts of work along with a thirst and a passion to become better at it. Language is a mode through which we communicate, our ideas and beliefs. Thus, through language is how we understand the many different cultures of the world, their traditions and ideals. Without a language, we are nothing more than the animals around us. It is through communication and understanding of our languages that we have differentiated ourselves against the rest of nature and through which, has made it possible to build the world to become what it is today.
Thus, to become a ‘decipher of languages’ is to learn the languages, and through them the various cultures of the world. In the commercial and business concept of it these people who are trained and license are known to provide legal translation services and are an important aspect in the business world.
They are an essential entity in the global world where it is essential to employ trusted persons for things such as financial statements translations which hold sensitive information and cannot be divulged outside. As the world is moving into a global age where everyone is interconnected and the geographic boundaries of markets are fast disappearing, these forms of translators are becoming more and more essential in conducting business.
Other than in the business world, translators are necessary to help portray the cultures and traditions of people. As seen in national geographic or on discovery, it is the translators who help give a clear understanding of the many different cultures of the world and to portray a clear picture to the outside world by the use of a common language. It is through translators that we are able to communicate with these various cultures and to tap into the rich heritage and cultural database that has been nurtured through generations. Understanding these various languages therefore, opens up the many windows of new worlds to the global eye of the public.
As a translator, the opportunities are endless. The advantages they offer to the various careers and knowing various languages is a significant advantage and will help in any field of work, from corporate to teaching to simply travelling the world and documenting your travels. Knowing and being able to understand various languages will help you gain a unique understanding of the people using these languages and to gain knowledge through their literature and culture.