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WHY CHOOSE US?

 

Spanning more than 2 decades with proven excellence in translation services, Lingua Technologies International takes pride in making translation an invaluable experience. With our ISO 17100 certification, you can be rest assured that your translation is always in good hands. You can now leave the tedious task of translation to our efficient team of linguists and managers, while you work on the rest

THE IMPORTANCE OF KOREAN

A huge fan of K-Pop and Kimchi?  The draw of the Korean language and culture globally is one that’s been around for decades. Korean goes beyond its borders and this constantly keeps its language in demand.

With more than 80 million speakers, South Korea is the fourth largest economy in Asia and the 11th largest in the world. Along with Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, South Korea is known to be one of the four Asian Dragons.

Korean is also widely used online and joins the ranks of the top twenty languages being used on the internet.

Hence, if you want a share of the global market, communicating in Korean is definitely important. This is especially evident in world economic significance and international relations. With big brands coming out of this technology driven and innovative nation, you can imagine the importance the Korean language holds in businesses across borders!

ABOUT THE LANGUAGE

The Korean language was created in the 15th century through Korea’s Great King Sejong, in order to establish a cultural identity for the county through its unique script. There are however, some influences from Japanese, Chinese and English. Several dialects are spoken throughout the different regions of Korea, although most are mutually intelligible.

Is the daunting difficulty of Korean a fact or myth?

  • 19 consonants
  • 21 vowel letters
  • Possibly 11,172 Hangul syllables
  • Some of the verbs with 600 different endings

With Theseorean indeed is considered to be much more difficult to learn compared to Chinese and Japanese.

Do you also know that the language itself is actually not known as ‘Korean’? The names for the language vary depending on which part of Korea you are in. Say, if you are in North Korean, the language is either called ‘Joseoneo’ or ‘Joseonimal’. For South Korea, the language is called ‘Hangugeo’ or ‘Hangungmal’. Koreans call their own language ‘Urimal’, which literally means ‘our language’.

Sourcing for professional English to Korean translations services can be an arduous task due to the language’s complex syntax and nuances that cannot be translated directly. According to the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Korean is listed as one of the 5 most difficult languages for one to reach proficiency in speaking and reading.

TRANSLATION

When it comes to translation, the Korean letters which you use are determined by who you are speaking to. It can be considered as a major insult if a wrong variation of the word is used! Other than the target audience, it is also important to consider gender differences during translation. In addition, you will need to pay attention when translating numbers for the Korean language. With two sets of numbers, they can be used interchangeably at times, but this is not applicable for some. This is especially so in the case of translating official documents such as financial reports and legal contracts.

THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG!

Due to its immigrant communities, Korean is not used commonly outside its place of origin and comprises of mostly native speakers.

Unfortunately, translation work in Korea, like in most countries, has yet to reach a respectable status, as it takes years of training and professional experience in order for one to be able to produce good quality translation. As such, translation is not a highly sought-after profession.  Thus, attracting and retaining quality people in this industry has always been an uphill task. However, here at Lingua Technologies we have the right network of linguists who will deliver quality work and align with your expectations of English to Korean translation. Translation never has to be difficult again.

Contact us now at +65 6576 0138 or fill up our web inquiry form immediately. We are ready to share our experience with you.

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_language

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_South_Korea

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2011/11/137_99215.html

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