Interpreters for Russian, German, and English other language combinations are, of course, used for both simultaneous and relay interpreting. In simultaneous interpreting, the interpretation occurs directly from the source language into the target language, e.g., from Russian to German or vice versa. A third language is used in relay interpretation, e.g., if the Russian interpreter does not speak Portuguese. In this case, English would be the relay language. The Portuguese interpreter translates into English; the Russian interpreter listens to the English output and translates it into Portuguese. The coordination and precision of the translation into the intermediate language are essential so that the context and content of the spoken word remain as consistent as possible.