through an interpreter

idiom

: by the method of being translated by an interpreter
He gave his statement to the police through an interpreter.

Examples of through an interpreter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Susana’s mother, speaking through an interpreter, spoke to the judge. Liam Quinn, Peoplemag, 13 June 2024 William made his request to proselytize through an interpreter, but the interpreter and the khan were drunk, and William did not get a definite answer. Valerie Hansen, Foreign Affairs, 6 Sep. 2022 On another, a haggard-looking Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, not long out of the Soviet Union, spoke through an interpreter. Adam Nossiter, New York Times, 9 May 2024 In the next room, through an interpreter, Andrea explains in Spanish that her paternal grandmother never received a clinical diagnosis but was completely blind by 30 years old. Théoden Janes, Charlotte Observer, 1 Apr. 2024 Miller, who is deaf, communicated with police via writing and through an interpreter while being treated at St. Elizabeth Hospital shortly after the killing. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 14 Mar. 2024 Ohtani doesn’t speak English publicly, communicating with American audiences through an interpreter. Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2024 Schools for the deaf spread throughout the 19th century, but many in the South were segregated, causing sign language to develop differently in Black and white communities, Hill said through an interpreter. USA TODAY, 12 Mar. 2024 The woman, who spoke through an interpreter provided by CARECEN, spoke on the condition of anonymity so as not to endanger family members in Haiti. Joe Heim, Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2024

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“Through an interpreter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/through%20an%20interpreter. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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