through an interpreter


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The group of at least five, including Mr. Saipov’s father, sat quietly during the testimony, listening through an interpreter. Lola Fadulu, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2023 Charles Graves, a rare, professional deaf Santa in New Braunfels, Texas, said through an interpreter that he was inspired to grow his beard and put on the suit in part by awkward encounters with hearing Santas as a child. Leanne Italie, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Nov. 2022 Oscar Colás said of Ramos through an interpreter in July. Chicago Tribune, 15 Nov. 2022 Griner appeared Tuesday in court via video link from detention outside Moscow and spoke through an interpreter. Ellie Silverman, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2022 His transition has been smooth, McGilvery said through an interpreter, because Anderson is there on the sidelines, and hearing teammates have learned sign language. Dallas News, 21 Sep. 2022 Robert said through an interpreter Friday at Camelback Ranch. Chicago Tribune, 19 Feb. 2023 In temperatures hovering under 40 degrees, Milley bantered with the Ukrainian soldiers and asked about their backgrounds and experience in combat, sometimes in English and sometimes through an interpreter. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2023 Masud asked through an interpreter to have his own counsel for the case that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, 12 Dec. 2022 See More

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“Through an interpreter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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