Shanghai Interpreter

Your Shanghai Interpreter, Translator and Tour Guide

guided tour in Shanghai with a Chinese interpreter

YBD Translations provides Chinese interpreting services in Shanghai as well as simultaneous translation device for a wide range of Private and Public Sector clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Shanghai is the most cosmopolitan city in China, in addition to its main financial center. It is also, with 20 million inhabitants, the most populated city in the country. Due to its great romantic, exotic and distant attraction, it is one of the most visited cities in China.

Shanghai is a city of contrasts, capable of combining the modernity of its large skyscrapers, some of which are among the highest in the world, with large colonial buildings and traditional houses.

From large multilingual conferences to small one-to-one business meetings and interviews, there is no requirement we cannot meet.

Due to the demanding and vital nature of the work our clients undertake, YBD Translations is accustomed to providing Shanghai interpreters at very short notice and often in remote geographical locations worldwide.

At YBD Translations, we understand the importance of providing a quality interpreting service and therefore all of our interpreters in Shanghai hold qualifications in interpreting and even further qualifications in their specific field such as Financial, Medical, Legal etc.

Please see below for a full list of interpretation services which are available to our clients:

Consecutive Interpreting: The Shanghai translator will listen and take notes while one person speaks for up to 5 minutes. They will then render everything that has been said into the target language. This is mostly used in one-to-one business meetings where are only two languages are spoken.

Simultaneous Interpreting: This type of interpreting (also known as Conference Interpreting) is most suitable where there are several languages spoken at large multilingual conferences and interpreters work in teams of two in a booth while the delegates listen via headsets. The Shanghai interpreters working in teams will interpret simultaneously everything that is being said so that there is no interruption to your event.

Whispered Interpreting: Also known as ‘chuchotage’ is used where there a small group of people at a meeting who do not speak the main language and the interpreter will therefore stand close to the group and interpret in a low voice. This is also frequently used in the courtroom.

Public Service / Community Interpreting: Interpreters are required to interpret in a wide variety of settings such as hospital appointments, police interviews under caution, mental health assessments etc. The interpreter must remain calm and impartial, often dealing with sensitive and distressing information.

Sign Language Interpreting: A deaf person will communicate with a Sign Language interpreter using hand movements and facial expressions. The interpreter will then render this information into the spoken language. British Sign Language is the most commonly used in the UK. However, like the spoken language there are different sign languages and even regional accents.

Telephone Interpreting: This service allows interpretation over the phone and is extremely useful for short consultations. Whether your customer is with you or you are on a conference call with both your customer and the interpreter, telephone interpreting allows for fast connection to an interpreter and is often more cost effective.

Please see below for the other services on offer from Pearl Linguistics:

  • Written translations
  • Audio translations
  • Lipspeaking
  • Transcription
  • Large Print
  • Braille
  • Pictorial English (Easy Read)
  • Audio Recording

If you need an interpreter in Shanghai, kindly email us at Or you can simply click on “Get a Translation Quote” and send us your enquiry online.