Workaround: You might clone your form for specific country versions. You might just rename the XLSForm columns to a non-valid name like **XX_*label: …
Disadvantages: You will get separated datasets and be careful to synchronize any form changes to all clones.
Dear @wroos Thank you for you message. Do you mean that I create a first form and then clone it? Once the cloned form is available, download the XLSF and add a new language?
Can you please explain more? I am quite new to KoBo and have tried to build my first form In two languages. I am concerned about how data from multiple forms will be merged to create a single multi-country data for analysis.
If you really need to separate, you could use one design form with multiple languages and than, for each country version (clone) deactivate the non-relevant language columns by changing the column names to an invalid name, e.g. by a prefix: XX_label;:English (en).
Later, exported datasets (with same structure!) can just be combined e.g. in Excel.
Depending on your analysis demands, it might be preferable or not to have separate country datasets and form clones, e.g. for reports and user management.
Hint: A user can always change the language during entering the data in the same form with multiple languages.