ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

Is Translation Ever Perfect?

Translation is never perfect. Each language is unique in its syntax, cultural elements, and phrases. It is difficult to replicate the original meaning in one language when translating to another. Text...

6 Ways to Ensure patients with LEP have a seamless COVID-19 vaccine experience

  The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a spotlight on the systemic inequalities and lack of access to health care for patients and members with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Across the care continuum y...

Types of Language Services in Healthcare

Imagine an expectant mother at a hospital. She knows the doctor is telling her something important, but she doesn’t speak English well enough to convey a response. Fortunately, an interpreter was avai...

Glossary Creation & Its Importance to Localization; A Four-Part Series

This blog marks the first in a four-part series. Meant to introduce the topic “Glossary Creation & Its Importance to Localization,” this blog will be followed by three subsequent blogs in the coming w...

The Preservation of Culture One Language at a Time

It is estimated at least one language dies out every two weeks – taking the culture and all of its unique expression along with it. In 1999, an idea was proposed to the General Conference of the Unite...

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...

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