Improving Spanish Vocabulary for Court Interpreter Test (California)
Thread poster: Jose Bahena

Jose Bahena  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:40
English to Spanish
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Jan 9, 2010

I have been studying for the California Court Interpreter exam and feel very confident except for one section that is killing me: the part that tests Spanish vocabulary (antonyms and synonyms). I have no problem with reading comprehension, grammar, and translation, but I just think these vocabulary words they test are extremely rare, and I'm looking for the fastest way to increase my "SAT vocabulary" for Spanish (I think the English words are ridiculously rare too, but as an English professor, I do know them).

Anyway, my question is if people have suggestions (other than read as broadly and as much as possible, which I certainly do) of vocabulary expansion in Spanish. The market is flooded with drills and flashcards for English vocabulary, but when I google for Spanish vocabulary lists I only get very basic ones. Anyone know products, websites, etc., for building "college-level" vocabulary in Spanish? Where do they pull those words from for the exam anyhow?

Thanks,
JEFf


 

Joel Pina Diaz  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 15:40
English to Spanish
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Resources Jan 10, 2010

http://www.uscourts.gov/library/publications.html

Download
The Federal Court System in the U.S.
Spanish PDF and English where you can compare, study and learn proper terminology.
Also, you may contact the following person (Lawyer):
Please let him know I referred you (I use to work with her wife Cecily on Gardner Health Center, San José, CA) I will have the best vocabulary bibliography – advise Spanish – English.
Fernando R. Zazueta
2131 The Alameda, Suite C-2
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408)293-5050
Fax: (408)293-5056
info@zazuetalaw.com
I supposed you have those but here they go:
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol/glosario.htm
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/courtinterpreters/examinfo.htm
http://www.uscourts.gov/interpretprog/interp_prog.html
http://www.ncsconline.org/d_research/fcice_exam/oralpracexam.htm

Hope that work, good luck on your exam and go for it!


 


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