A guide to the Korean Language and Korean Translations

Korean Language and Korean Translations

Facts about the Korean Language

Korean is the official language of both the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), which have a total combined population of around 73 million (50 million in the South and 23 million in the North). Korean is also spoken in large ethnic Korean communities in China, Japan, the US and Central Asia as well as in other communities around the world.

Korean appears to be linked to the Uralo-Altaic group of languages which include Mongolian, Manchu, Hungarian, Turkish and Finnish, although there is no clear evidence of this. Some think it is an isolated language.

The Korean language has five major dialects in South Korea and one in North Korea. Despite the geographical and socio-political dialect differences, Korean is relatively homogeneous, being mutually understandable among speakers from different areas. In Korean there are no definite or indefinite articles, gender distinctions or grammatical number. There are also seven speech levels, each level with its own set of verb endings used to indicate the level of formality in a situation.

An interesting fact about Korean is that it contains a high concentration of words borrowed from English including basic vocabulary, however, English words in Korea must be approached with caution since the meaning may be altogether different from their actual English meaning.

Korean Translations at TTS

When translating documents into Korean, it is necessary to take into consideration the targeted Korean-speaking audience and adapt the translation to suit the cultural and linguistic distinctiveness of the region that the document is aimed at.

Our specialist Korean Translation Team has broad experience in many types of translation fields, including Korean medical translations, Korean legal translations and Korean financial translations, among others. We have an excellent team of Korean linguists who can translate and localise your documents into the Korean language as well as from Korean into English.

TTS provides Korean translations for several types of documents including translations of manuals, user guide translation, brochures translation, translation and localisation of software, websites, proposals and reports, amongst others. With our state-of-the-art CAT (Computer-Assisted Translation) tools and our dedicated team of Project Managers, TTS has a 100% success rate for completing all Korean translation projects accurately, effectively, on time and on budget.

Certified Korean Translations

TTS is able to assist with a broad range of document types if you need Certified Korean translations, these range from identification documents, visa papers and import permits to more complex medical or technical documents. We have very strict quality control procedures and our translation process is smooth and stress-free for our clients.

Getting Korean Translations right is essential for your business communication, visa applications and other official purposes, so don’t waste any time, contact us for a free consultation at info@t​​hetranslationstudio.com or visit our website at www.t​​hetranslationstudio.com for more information.

Marisa Schiavi

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