What is an ?active language??

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Since there is no time to fish for words that convey the same meaning as the speaker’s message, the right translation must automatically come to the interpreter’s mind. This occurs first and foremost in the mother tongue, the language which you grew up speaking and in which you were educated. For many people, it is the language in which they dream. This is why for most interpreters, the ‘active’ language is their mother tongue.

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