ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

What Is the International Phonetic Alphabet?

      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, there are alphabets that form individual words for that language. But in the case of ...

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


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 minic a bhris béal duine a shrón. Translation: “Many a time ...

Topics: Featured, Global News, Localization, Strategy, Translation


5 Intriguing Facts About International Mother Language Day 2019

Every year on February 21, UNESCO observes International Mother Language Day.  In celebration, here are five intriguing facts about International Mother Language Day, its history and how it’s celebrated.   february 21 is also bengali language day - and that's ...

Topics: Featured, Global News, Localization, Strategy, Translation


GDPR In Full Effect: The New EU Data Regulation Is Here

  After a two-year transitional period, the day has finally come – today the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, forcing companies across the globe to abide by a new set of data privacy regulations.   The GDPR replaces the European ...

Topics: Featured, Global News, Localization, Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Translation, GDPR, Breach Response


The Meaning Of Medicine: Translating Drug Names

  The misuse of prescribed medication can lead to serious health problems. Policy makers in the United States are working to implement legislation that will help put an end to the ongoing opioid crisis, which causes thousands of deaths each year. But it’s not ...

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


Global Marketing Guides: Germany

  As the world’s fourth largest economy and the largest country in the European Union, Germany has become one of the most sought-after destinations for global marketers. The country’s 80 million citizens are urban, connected, and ready to spend their ...

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


The Translator’s Evolving Role: Where We Are Now, And Where We’re Heading

      Thanks to recent technological advances, the translation industry has undergone extensive change. The old-fashioned method of individually translating words (metaphrasing) that make up a sentence and then providing a paraphrase does not have a place in ...

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


Kathrin Bussmann Q+A: An Interview With The Worldly Marketer Podcast Host

      Kathrin Bussmann is busy. The Worldly Marketer Podcast host and founder of global marketing agency Verbaccino juggles both projects by herself, and has been doing so for the past three years. She produces and markets the podcast on her own, and has put ...

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


Don DePalma Of CSA Research Talks Industry Trends, How LSPs Can Stay Relevant In 2017

  Common Sense Advisory (CSA Research) has made a name for itself as one of the big players in language industry news and research. The Massachusetts-based company produces research and blogs relating to all things localization, with a focus on helping ...

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


Want To Cut Translation Costs? Here Are Three Ways To Do It

      Everybody likes to save a buck. In the corporate world, turnaround time and cost efficiency are a procurement manager’s best friend. Given the demanding pace of global business, everyone is looking to create lean, effective operations. Those looking to ...

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


Thinking About A Multilingual Call Center? It’s Probably A Good Idea

  You’ve purchased a new product online, and you can’t wait to get your hands on it. Once it arrives in the mail, you use your car key as a de facto box cutter, remove the packaging and get rid of the packing peanuts. Everything appears fine, until you try to ...

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


Three Consulting Services Every LSP Should Offer

  So, you’ve identified a need for language services. Maybe you’ve got a big interpreting project that needs to be done, or an assignment that requires hundreds of pages of Mandarin to be translated into English. Whatever the case, you know the work can’t be ...

Topics: Best Practices, Consulting, Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation