ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

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 form individual words for that language. But in the case of ...

Topics: Languages, Globalization


Traditional Chinese Vs Simplified Chinese: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese? To non-Chinese speakers, having two versions of the same language might seem confusing—especially since simplified Chinese is anything but simple! Are you ...

Topics: Languages, Localization


Persian: A Beautiful Language with a Vibrant Past

Do you know much about Persian? This ancient language is one of our favorites, and we're learning a bit about its complex past.   The History of Persian Persian—also known as Farsi by native Iranian speakers—is spoken by more than 120 million people ...

Topics: Languages


Canadian French vs. French: 7 Important Differences You Need to Know

Is your business looking for French translation or interpreting services? Well, which French do you mean? Is your intended audience in France or Canada? Don’t make the mistake of thinking the two countries speak the same French! Like the United States and the ...

Topics: Languages, Localization, Translation


What is Universal Spanish?

Spanish is one of the world’s most commonly spoken languages, with upwards of 400 million native speakers. It’s the official language of 21 countries across the world and it is often learned as a second language. Depending on the location, the versions of ...

Topics: Languages, Localization, Translation


What is Global English?

The rules of what makes for good writing are universal. Good writing is clear, consistent and engaging to the reader. Writing for an audience that doesn’t speak English is no different. But how can written English be better adapted for universal ...

Topics: Languages, Translation, Global English


Understanding the Difference Between Tagalog and Ilocano

Filipinos speak several languages, two of the more common of which are Ilocano and Tagalog. There is often confusion regarding the differences between them, so it’s time to break down what sets them apart.    What is Tagalog? While the official name of the ...

Topics: Languages, Localization