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The Challenges of Legal Translation

< Back to ULG Blog The Challenges of Legal Translation By United Language Group Translating legal documents can be a challenging endeavor, especially for translators unfamiliar with the industry. Overcoming legal translation challenges requires a combination ...

Topics: Localization, Strategy, Translation, Legal


What Is the International Phonetic Alphabet?

< Back to ULG Blog What Is the International Phonetic Alphabet? By United Language Group There are over 6,000 languages in the world, each with pronunciations that vary depending on accents, dialects, and more. With the large majority of these languages, ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


No Translator or Translation is Perfect

< Back to ULG Blog No Translator or Translation is Perfect By United Language Group No translator's translation is perfect. As the story goes, St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators, made a notable translation interpretation that depicted Moses with ...

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At What Age Is it Easiest to Learn a New Language?

< Back to ULG Blog At What Age is it Easiest to Learn a New Language?  By United Language Group Are you trying to raise multilingual children? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, but now you’re afraid you’re too old? If so, you may be ...

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What Makes A Successful Global Brand?

< Back to ULG Blog What Makes A Successful Global Brand? By United Language Group Apple. Microsoft. Starbucks. It seems that wherever you go, these brands have a strong presence and a large share of the consumer market. Although most companies start out in ...

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Nietzsche, Zeppelins and Wagner: English Words Derived from German

< Back to ULG Blog Nietzsche, Zeppelins and Wagner: English Words Derived from German By United Language Group You may have heard that English is classified as a Germanic language. Although English has also borrowed heavily from Latin, Greek, French, and ...

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5 English Idioms That Are Utterly Confusing

< Back to ULG Blog 5 English Idioms That Are Utterly Confusing By United Language Group One of the fun parts of learning or translating a language is discovering the idioms that are unique to a region or culture. All languages have those expressions that seem ...

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Everything ISO Covers That You Weren’t Aware Of

< Back to ULG Blog Standardizing Musical Pitch + Wine Glasses: Everything ISO Covers That You Weren't Aware Of By United Language Group Since 1947, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been creating quality control standards to ensure ...

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What Provisions Does MDR Outline for Data Privacy?

< Back to ULG Blog What Provisions Does MDR Outline for Data Privacy? By United Language Group With regulations such as GDPR and the Right to Be Forgotten frequently in the news, data privacy has become a hot-button issue over the past few years. Medical ...

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Protecting the Internet of Things and Data Security in Healthcare

< Back to ULG Blog Protecting the Internet of Things and Data Security in Healthcare By United Language Group Smart watches. Smart homes. Smart cars. Smart...pacemakers? The prime example of the Internet of Things (IoT): smart devices. They have permeated the ...

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GDPR Enforcement: Are you prepared for an audit or a "dawn raid?"

< Back to ULG Blog GDPR Enforcement: Are you prepared for an audit or a "dawn raid?" By United Language Group It’s nearly the one-year mark for the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and we’re starting to see enforcement already. Most notably, of ...

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Amusing Irish Expressions Translated into English

< Back to ULG Blog Amusing Irish Expressions Translated into English By United Language Group The Irish are well known for their colorful proverbs, idioms, and figures of speech. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here are 9 of the best Irish expressions along ...

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