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Korean Translations

POZENA’s professional human translations from Korean to English and any other language or from English and any language into Korean are reliably performed by formally qualified native-speaking translators, assuring their consistently high quality.

Why choose professional Bosnian translations?


  • Korean is spoken as a mother tongue by around 80 million people (more than 1% of the world’s population). It is the 17th most spoken language worldwide in terms of native speakers.
  • Korean is the official language of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and in the Republic of Korea. It is also recognized as a minority language in China (in the region bordering North Korea)
 
 

POZENA’s professional Korean translations

  • Assurance of professional quality
  • Business-class reliability
  • Translators who are native-speakers of Korean
  • Translations for a broad range of industries and disciplines
  • Document translations of any type and format
  • Certified Korean translations
  • Specialist translations and non-standard requirements
  • Translations from Korean to English or any other language
  • Friendly and professional client service
  • Contact POZENA to discuss any multilingial project
 

Korean – basic information

  • The origins of Korean are the subject of dispute among linguists. Most typologists regard it as a language isolate, i.e. a language that is not member of any language family. A number of linguists classify Korean as belonging to the Altaic language family (specifically to the Tungusic languages), while some American researchers say that Korean is genetically related to Japanese. The oldest Korean texts were written in the Chinese script. The origins of the Korean alphabet, known is South Korea as Hangul, are traced back to the 15th century.
  • Hangul is an artificially created script (it is not descended from hieroglyphs or ideograms). It consists of 19 consonants (14 basic and 5 compound characters) and 21 vowels (8 basic and 13 compound characters). Hangul form square blocks, each of which represents a syllable. Interestingly, Korean words can be written both horizontally and vertically.
  • Due to very limited contacts between North and South Korea, there are significant differences between the varieties of Korean used in these countries. These differences are found at all levels: in pronunciation, orthography, lexis and grammar. Both varieties exhibit internal variation.
  • Korean is regulated by the National Institute of the Korean Language in South Korea, and the Language Research Institute at the Academy of Social Sciences in North Korea. It is promoted overseas by the King Sejong Institute.
 

Specialist industry translations from and into Korean

Certified translations

Legal translations

Translations for the energy sector

Military translations

Business translations

Marketing translations, localisation and copywriting

Translation of agreements and power of attorney

Translations of user guides and service manuals

Translations of technical documentation

Website translation

Translation of business offers and public tenders

Financial and Accounting translations

 

Basic words and phrases – English-Korean mini dictionary

  • yes - 예(ye)/네 (ne)

  • no - 아니 (anijo)

  • please - 아무쪼록 (amujjolog)

  • thank you - 감사합니다 (gamsa-hamnida)/고맙습니다 (gomap-symnida)

  • sorry - 미안합니다 (mianhabnida)

  • good morning - 안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo)

  • good evening - 안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo)

  • goodbye - 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo)/ 안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo)

  • good night - 안녕히 주무세요 (annyeonghi jumuseyo)

  • hi - 안녕 (an-nyeong)/잘 가 (jal-ga)

  • How are you? - 어떻게 당신은 (eotteohge dangsin-eun)?

  • good - 좋아요 (joh-ayo)

  • My name is… - 저는...(jeoneun)

  • I don't understand - 이해가 안되는데요 (ihaega andoeneundeyo)

  • I'm from the UK - 나는 영국에서 왔어요 (Naneun yeong-gug-eseo wass-eoyo)

 

Interesting facts

  • The core of Korean vocabulary is made up of native words. However, many words denoting abstract concepts have been borrowed from Chinese. Some vocabulary items have been coined in Korea in Japan with Chinese characters.
  • The standard word order in Korean is subject-object-verb (SOV). Therefore, the verb tends to occur at the end of a sentence.
  • To successfully communicate in Korean, it is necessary to conform to politeness rules, i.e. to learn to employ various degrees of honorifics with special nouns or verb forms that need to be used depending on the interlocutor’s social status.
  • The Korean language lacks grammatical gender.
  • The most common Korean word worldwide is taekwondo – the name of a Korean martial art.