Is the Ukrainian Language Similar to Russian?

Is the Ukrainian Language Similar to Russian? Illustration of Ukrainian and Russian Flags by Bodkins18 at Pixabay. Pixabay License.

While they share the Cyrillic script and a common ancestor, is the Ukrainian language similar to Russian? Can Ukrainian understand Russian? Contrary to what most people believe, they are not the same language. To understand the relationship between these two languages, it is important to take a look at their shared history. Golocalise, as a company […]

English to Norwegian Audio and Video Translation Guide

English to Norwegian Audio and Video Translation Guide. Photo of the Oslo Opera House, Oslo, Norway by Oliver Cole at Unsplash. Unsplash License,

English to Norwegian audiovisual translation is a niche service that not many localization companies offer. Norwegian is a minor European language with approximately 5 million native speakers residing in the Scandinavian countries, parts of Canada, and Europe.  GoLocalise is one of the few audio-video translation companies with a vast network of professional Norwegian translators and […]

Differences Between Interpretation and Translation

Differences Between Interpretation and Translation. Several Countries Flags over a computer keyword. Illustration by AbsolutVision at Pixabay. Pixabay License.

Interpretation and translation are two linguistic disciplines that are very closely related. These language services enable communication between cultures, which is vital in a global world, especially in the public sector. Although there are many similarities between interpretation and translation, they require completely different language knowledge, aptitude, training, and skills.  This blog post will provide […]

Received Pronunciation Accent Guide

Received Pronunciation Accent Guide. Royal carriage of the British Family. Queen Elizabeth is seen waving to the public. She is sitting next to Prince Philip. Picture of Chudson at Pixabay. Pixabay License.

When you think of the typically British accent, chances are you are thinking about the Received pronunciation accent. Notice that it is an accent, not a dialect, because the speakers speak Standard English. RP is also known by many other popular terms, such as BBC English, Oxford English, and the Queen’s English.  Read on to […]

How to Translate English to Arabic Audio and Video

How to Translate English to Arabic Audio and Video. Sign on a wall saying "drinking water" in English and Arabic. Photo by Olivia Hutcherson at Unsplash. Unsplash License.

To effectively translate English to Arabic, your project needs more than just literal script translations.  Machine translation software can only go so far. Your arabic audio-visual translation project requires localisation of every production element. Translating and localising videos requires the expertise of humans, and GoLocalise has the best team of professional voice actors and translators […]

Top Ten Languages Spoken in the UK

Top Ten Languages Spoken in the UK. UK people walking over a London Bridge. Photo by Adam Rhodes at Unplash. Unsplash License.

As an immigration hub in Europe, there are many languages spoken in the UK. People from all over the world live in the United Kingdom, making it a melting pot of cultures, languages, dialects, and accents. English is widely spoken in the UK, but it is not the only language. You may also be able […]

Voice-Over Sample Scripts for Demos

Voice-Over Sample Scripts for Demos. Computer Screen with a Script document opened. Picture by Super Snapper at Unsplash. Unsplash License.

Why do you need a Voice-Over sample script for your demos?  A voice-over demo is a quick snapshot of your voice talent, and it is one of the critical elements in your voice-over marketing strategy. Otherwise, how else will a potential client know what you sound like? Creating sample scripts for your demos doesn’t have […]

Most Spoken Languages in the World: Top Ten 2023

Most Spoken Languages in the World: Top Ten 2023. Picture of a young man holding an earth globe over his head. Picture by Peggy Anke at Unsplash. Unsplash License.

Only a few decades ago, the list of the most spoken languages in the world was very different. English was the primary language you needed to speak when doing business. However, circumstances have changed; we now operate in a truly global economy, and localising content to languages other than English is crucial. What are the […]

Most Spoken Indian Languages in the UK

Most Spoken Indian Languages in the UK [Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati]. Picture of a man's hand writing at Bengali on a blackboard by Raisuvam at Pixabay. Pixabay License.

Organisations aiming to reach Indian communities efficiently need to localise their content to some of the most spoken Indian languages. Localised content can effectively deliver your message and reach communities that you would otherwise have missed. In the UK, 4.1 million people did not speak English as their main language in 2021. The top Indian […]

Voice Over Rates Guide

Voice Over Rates Guide. Picture of two people planning a budget in front of two computers by Scott Graham at Unsplash. Unsplash License.

When hiring a professional voice actor for your project, it is crucial to have a basic understanding of the standard voice over rates in the industry. The right talent can make or break your project, so it is essential to hire the right voice actor at the right price point. This voice over rates guide […]