John, please translate this text into English. / John, please interpret this text into English.
Let's say, there are 3 different situations:
1. We have a text in German and want another person to turn it into English in written form . And we are addressing to that person.
Should we say: 'John, please translate this text into English.'
2. The same text and people but we need an oral translation.
Should we say: 'John, please interpret this text into English.'
3. There are 3 people in the room. Ann (German), Pam (English) and Jim (English and also speaks German well). Pam is sending Jim to help Ann during a business talk.
Does the sentence go like this:
Pam: Jim would you please go together with Ann and interpret for her during the talk?
4. Is there any universal form, no matter for written or oral translation, that can be used in any case?