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Korean to English and English to Korean Translation Services

* Hangul is not a derivative of any other script and was invented specifically to write the Korean language.

* The Hangul ‘alphabet’ consists of 24 letters, 14 consonants and 10 vowels which are written in blocks of 2 to 5 characters.

* The shapes of the individual letters are meant to mimic the shape of the tongue, palate and teeth.

* Although each of the letters in Hangul are phonetic they are grouped together to form a single character that represents a syllable and so is called a ‘syllabary’ rather than an alphabet.

 

Samples of Korean Translation and Interpretation Services

* Translation services have been provided for a wide range of export and import labeling and manuals!


About the Korean Language

* It is widely accepted that Korean is a member of the Altaic language family which includes Mongol, Turkic, Finnish, Hungarian and the Manchu languages and originated in Northern Asia.

* Standard Korean has distinct variances in pronunciation, verb inflection and vocabulary between Northern and Southern speakers.

* Although the history of the Korean language is obscure and the country has often been suppressed, Korean remains one of the world’s oldest living languages.

* There are approximately 78 million native Korean speakers with around 48 million living in South Korea and 24 million living in North Korea, with around 2 million Korean speakers in China, around 1 million in the USA and 500,000 in Japan.

* The earliest known forms of Korean were Puyo, spoken in the northern regions of the Korean Peninsula and Manchuria, and Han which was spoken in the small kingdoms of the Southern Peninsula.

* The Silla kingdom unified the peninsula in the 7th Century which led to Han spreading throughout Korea and the birth of Modern Korean.

* King Sejong of the Yi Dynasty commissioned the development of a phonetically based Korean script to replace the Chinese characters that were used almost exclusively by a small group of educated elite.

* This script known as Hangul only became accepted and used throughout Korea until after the nationalistic democratization movement that occurred near the end of the 19th Century.

* In 1910 Japan formally annexed Korea and passed laws that forbid the use of Korean and by 1938 it had been completely eradicated from the Korean education curriculum.

* The Japanese occupation ended in 1945 and allowed for Korean and Hangul to become the dominant language and script used in Korea.

 

Interesting Facts about Korean

* A law enacted in 1999 means that Internet Explorer is compulsory for internet banking and online shopping.

* The Koreans have a different themed romantic holiday such as Hug Day and Kiss Day on the 14th of every month and not just Valentine’s Day in February.

 

 



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About Korean...


There are approximately 78 million native Korean speakers with around 48 million living in South Korea and 24 million living in North Korea, with around 2 million Korean speakers in China, around 1 million in the USA and 500,000 in Japan.