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The Challenges of Legal Translation

Translating legal documents can be a challenging endeavor, especially for translators unfamiliar with the industry. Overcoming legal translation challenges requires a combination of creativity and acc...

What Is the International Phonetic Alphabet?

There are approximately 6,500 languages in the world, each with pronunciations that vary depending on accents, dialects, and more. With the large majority of these languages, there are alphabets that ...

No Translator or Translation is Perfect

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 horns in medieval and Renaiss...

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

  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 asking yourself “ At what age it’s eas...

Nietzsche, Zeppelins and Wagner: English Words Derived from German

    You may have heard that English is classified as a Germanic language. Although English has also borrowed heavily from Latin, Greek, French, and Norse (keeping in line with the patterns of trade an...

5 English Idioms That Are Utterly Confusing

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 incomprehensible to anyone w...

Everything ISO Covers That You Weren’t Aware Of

Since 1947, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been creating quality control standards to ensure the safety of products and services worldwide. With more than 22,000 quality ...

What Provisions Does MDR Outline for Data Privacy?

  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 device companies operating within the ...

Protecting the Internet of Things and Data Security in Healthcare

Smart watches. Smart homes. Smart cars. Smart...pacemakers? The prime example of the Internet of Things (IoT): smart devices. They have permeated the global market in recent years and are steadily gro...

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

  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 course, is the $57 million fine to Google for violation...

Amusing Irish Expressions Translated into English

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 with their English translations. is m...

Get to Know ULG, Personally: Evelyn Toro, Director of Operations

United Language Group is more than just a company for us, it’s a team and a community. The people who make up ULG, make it possible for us to transform language barriers into opportunities. Our people...

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