Language codes for language support feature

Culture Amp translates standard engagement survey questions and communications from our full Engagement Survey template only. If other survey templates are used, you will need to supply translations and add them manually. For information on translations in Performance, see the section at the bottom of this article. 

The Language is a two letter code (with an optional classifier) or a specific label representing the preferred language of a person. You can include a person's Language in their employee data in the Language column of your user import. 

Translations in Surveys

If your account or survey is configured to issue emails and surveys to employees in languages other than English, when that person is sent their survey invite email, it will be displayed in their preferred language. When they click the link to take the survey, it will also be displayed in their preferred language. They can opt to change the language at any time when taking the survey.


If everyone is able to read English, you can leave the Language field blank during the Import Users process.

To update the preferred language of one of your employees, add a column called Language to your import and populate the field with either the two letter code or the label (in parentheses below).

  1. en: English (US English)
  2. en-gb:English (UK English)
  3. ar: العربية (Arabic)
  4. bg: български (Bulgarian)
  5. zh: 简体中文‬ (Simplified Chinese)
  6. zh-TW: 繁体中文 (Traditional Chinese)
  7. cs:čeština (Czech)
  8. da: Dansk (Danish)
  9. nl: Nederlands (Dutch)
  10. et: Eesti keel (Estonian)
  11. fi: Suomi (Finnish)
  12. fr: Français (French)
  13. fr-CA: Français canadien (French Canadian)
  14. ht: Fransè Ayisyen (French Creole)
  15. de: Deutsch (German)
  16. el: ελληνικά (Greek)
  17. he: עִברִית (Hebrew)
  18. hi: हिंदी (Hindi)
  19. hu:Magyar (Hungarian)
  20. id: Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  21. it: Italiano (Italian)
  22. ja: 日本語 (Japanese)
  23. km-KH: ភាសាខ្មែរ (Khmer)
  24. kr: 한국의 (Korean)
  25. lv: Latviešu (Latvian)
  26. lt: Lietuvių (Lithuanian)
  27. ms: Bahasa Melayu (Malay)
  28. no: Norsk (Norwegian)
  29. pl: Język Polski (Polish)
  30. pt: Português (Portuguese)
  31. pt-BR:Português Brasileiro (Brazilian Portuguese)
  32. ro: Limba Română (Romanian)
  33. ru: русский (Russian)
  34. sr: српски (Serbian)
  35. si-LK: සිංහල (Sinhala) 
  36. sk:Slovenčina (Slovak)
  37. es: Español (Spanish)
  38. es-419: Español Latinoamericano (Latin American Spanish)
  39. sv: Svenska (Swedish)
  40. tl: Pilipino (Tagalog)
  41. ta-LK: தமிழ் (Tamil)
  42. th: ไทย (Thai)
  43. tr: Türkçe (Turkish)
  44. vi: Việt (Vietnamese)

TIP: The Language code/label is not used when survey participants are given a kiosk code to take a survey, instead of being emailed a survey link. The kiosk launch page allows participants to select their preferred language, if configured.

Translations in Performance modules

When you have configured Preferred Language in your user import, employees with a preferred language other than English will see the Performance user interface in translation for the following languages: German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Spanish, French, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, Brazilian Portuguese, and Italian. 

At this time, multiple translations of custom questions and competencies are not available, so we recommend writing them in English. 

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