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We interpret spoken words from one language into another. We translate both speech and writing into another language. Isn't translation more accurate than interpretation?
You are correct in your suggestion that the use of translation is more accurate than interpretation in terms of expressing things in other languages. While interpret is frequently used in that sense, it has a broader definition which is to explain the meaning of something or to understand something in a specific way . Generally, the person who does the oral translation is an interpreter, while the written work is done by a translator.
Having just read Raymott's post, I realize that he has answered your question, while I've only given extraneous information.
Last edited by riquecohen; 04-Nov-2010 at 12:21. Reason: addendum
If you meant, Isn't [the word] "translation" more accurate than [the word] "interpretation"?, then see riquecohen's answer. In either case, it still depends on "more accurate for what purpose?"