Is there any convention for showing more than one language used by characters during a dialogue? I'm mostly showing the non-English dialogue, in English translation (but occasionally in the original language, followed by the English translation), in italics, throwing hints to make it clear which is which. e.g. "Calen! Calen!", shouted Velia, "Ita am fufluns?" "Hello! Hello! Is there anyone there?" "I don't understand it", she said. "Eighty people live here. Where are they?" e.g.2. Velia gave Joel a thunderbolt glare, then followed Aivas. Joel stood to follow her. She turned in the doorway. "Just stay here!" She didn't bother to speak in English, but he caught the meaning well enough. He was left alone. Is there a better way to show the difference?