Thursday, January 3, 2013
Worry and Change RBI Questions in Spanish
One of our RBI certified trainers has an interpreter telling her that the worry and change questions have the same words/meaning in Spanish. She has trouble presenting the questions because she doesn’t know how to distinguish between the two.
Actually the questions are quite different in Spanish, as they are in English. "When you lie awake at night, what do you worry about?" is
--Cuando te quedas despierta por la noche, ¿qué te preocupa? (There's a more formal version that interpreters would know.)
"If there's anything you could change in your life, what would it be?" is
--Si hay algo que podría cambiar en tu vida, qué sería?
Spanish speakers will recognize that the operative concept in the first question is preocupación, and in the second question it's cambio.
Posted by Robin McWilliam at 7:03 PM