Kató Lomb





Kató Lomb

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born
in Pécs, Hungary
February 08, 1909

died
June 09, 2003

gender
female


About this author

Kató Lomb was a Hungarian interpreter, translator, language genius and one of the first simultaneous interpreters of the world.

Originally she graduated in physics and chemistry, but her interest soon led her to languages. Native in Hungarian, she was able to interpret fluently in nine or ten languages (in four of them even without preparation), and she translated technical literature and read belles-lettres in six languages. She was able to understand journalism in further eleven languages. As she put it, altogether she earned money with sixteen languages (Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Ukrainian). She learned these languages mostly by self-e
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“Language is the only thing worth knowing even poorly.”
Kató Lomb

“Solely in the world of languages is the amateur of value. Well-intentioned sentences full of mistakes can still build bridges between people.”
Kató Lomb, Polyglot: How I Learn Languages

“Whenever I read statistical reports, I try to imagine my unfortunate contemporary, the Average Person, who, according to these reports, has 0.66 children, 0.032 cars, and 0.046 TVs.”
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