Telephone Interpreting


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Telephone interpreting services in London 

Asian Absolute’s telephone interpreting services connect our clients in London, the UK and worldwide when they can’t be in the same room as their interpreter.

You might be facing a medical or legal situation abroad. You might want to have a meeting with foreign clients or business partners.

Whatever your situation, we’ll match you with a verbal language specialist who has extensive experience in the topic or field you’re working in as well as the language you need to speak.

So you can communicate loudly and clearly. 

Why choose Asian Absolute?

All of the telephone interpreting services we provide in London, the UK and around the globe are delivered by linguists who have:

  • More than simple fluency – our expert linguists are masters of both languages with local cultural expertise and extensive experience.
  • The ability to communicate in 120+ languages – get the right expert to bridge any language gap you might need to.
  • Sensitivity and discretion – whether you’re going into a healthcare appointment or business negotiations, our linguists are discreet. We’re always willing to sign NDAs.
  • Qualified and experienced – your telephone interpreters will have masters degree-level qualifications and/ or 5+ years of experience in the area you need.
  • Professional support – our award-winning, ISO:9001-certified project management team are here to help you.


Asian Absolute helped in the challenging task of building a world-class translation service. They provide top quality, personal service.

Financial Times

I was extremely impressed by Asian Absolute’s hard work to complete the project to our high standards and within a very tight timeframe.

Global Witness

Many thanks for your help and also for providing an interpreter for the week, she was absolutely fantastic and a real life-saver!

Guinness World Records

Why choose telephone interpreting?

Telephone interpreting services let you cut out travel expenses and journey times. They’re also available at short notice with little-to-no technical expertise required to set up.

You can communicate with anyone in the world – to iron out important delivery problems or other issues – with no delay time.

With just a small amount of planning though, you can ensure your direct communications are supported by a linguist who is an industry expert, as well as being cost-effective and convenient.

Get expertise specific to your sector in the UK or worldwide

Telephone interpreters are ideal for communications in all industries and sectors. At Asian Absolute, on-demand interpreting services by phone are simple for us to arrange. Your interpreter will always be a master of both languages involved.

But, with only a little forward planning, we can source a linguist who is also a specialist in your field or chosen area of discussion. Working with companies and individuals with all kinds of budgets, we regularly provide telephone interpreting services for:



Life Sciences

Banking & Finance

Marketing & PR





Travel & Tourism



The language barriers we can help you bridge

We have a network which spans every part of the globe and linguists who are native speakers of more than 120 different languages. This means we can always find you the ideal telephone interpreter for your communications between London, the UK and the rest of the world.

Some of our most popular requests are for interpreters who speak:

  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is telephone interpreting?

In general, telephone interpreting is almost exactly what it sounds like:

  • Two people speak over the phone with an interpreter conferenced in.
  • Or two people might be in one location – such as a hospital or police station – with a linguist connected by phone.

Interpretation by telephone has a lot in common with consecutive interpreting. One speaker will finish what they are saying and the linguist will translate before the second speaker has their turn to speak.

When are telephone interpreting services most useful?

When the two people who need to communicate and the interpreter cannot be in the same room, telephone interpreting services are normally the solution.

They are used in a wide variety of situations, including in:

  • Health care
  • Government, and for all kinds of applications
  • Financial services
  • Emergency call centres
  • Law enforcement
How do I choose the right linguist?

There are two important questions you can ask in order to confirm that you’re getting the right kind of language specialist for your needs:

Do they have knowledge of the topic of conversation?

If you are in a medical setting or some sort of legal issue is at stake, the precise translation of very specific terminology might be a matter of life and death.

Even a standard government application process will probably require some understanding of specialist terms.

At Asian Absolute, we always match you with a linguist who has at least five years of experience in and/ or Masters degree-level qualifications in the correct area to ensure any verbal translation you’re listening to is guaranteed to be accurate.

Do they have a deep understanding of local factors?

Local culture, etiquette and custom can dramatically affect what the words used in a conversation actually mean.

You can probably imagine a time or place where something might be implied by a certain phrase or “understood” in a particular situation. As an extreme example, people from some Asian cultures might occasionally say “yes” out of politeness when they actually mean “no”.

That’s why all of Asian Absolute’s interpreters have a native-level understanding of the local culture. You’ll always be able to understand the situation on the same level as a local.

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