PROFESSIONAL KOREAN TRANSLATION FOR THE KOREAN MARKET
When you want to translate Korean to English services and vice versa, knowing the Korean language is not enough to make one an excellent Korean translator. The Korean translator you select for English to Korean translation must be a native or a translator who is completely immersed in the Korean culture and the Korean way of life.
With more than 80 million Korean speakers worldwide, the Korean language has at least six speech levels of formality. How and when you use them depends on whom you are speaking to, and if a wrong variation of the word is used, it would most definitely be considered a major insult!
Most languages spoken in the world are related in one way or another. Although Korean uses borrowed Chinese words and have a grammatical structure that is vaguely similar to Japanese, Korean is not associated with any other languages. It is a rather localized language.
Korean script, also known as the Hangeul, is also uniquely theirs. It even has a special category called the featural writing system. Besides the target audience, it is also important to consider gender differences during the process of English to Korean translation.
In addition, you will need to pay attention when translating numbers when you translate Korean to English Services. Two sets of numbers can sometimes be used interchangeably, but this does not apply to all the numbers. This is especially so when translating official documents such as financial reports and legal contracts.
Sourcing professional English to Korean translation services and identifying the right candidate for the job can be arduous due to the language's complex syntax and nuances that cannot be translated directly. According to the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Korean is one of the five most difficult languages to reach proficiency in speaking and reading.
Unfortunately, service for English into Korean translation and vice version in Korea, like in most countries, has yet to reach a status where it is seen as a professional undertaking like that of a doctor or lawyer. It takes years of training and professional experience for one to be able to produce a good quality translation and even more years for a translator to specialize in a specific field.
With not much recognition from the public in general, the work to translate Korean to English and vice versa is not a highly sought-after profession. Thus, attracting and retaining quality people in this industry has always been an uphill task.
However, at Lingua Technologies International, we have the right network of linguists who will deliver quality work and align with your English to Korean translation expectations. Translation never has to be difficult again.
YOU MAY WONDER WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE OUR ENGLISH TO KOREAN TRANSLATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Well, we are glad you asked!
Firstly, notwithstanding the fact that Lingua Technologies International is one of the pioneers in the translation and localization industry here in Singapore, the company has been providing trustworthy and high-quality translation services since 1996. There are not many translation companies that cannot last even for a year, let alone more than 2 decades. We are here to stay, a promise we have kept since 1996.
Secondly, we are proud to be working with one of our GCBG partners in Korea for our English into Korean translation services. Our Korean partner is one of Korea's most reliable translations and localization companies. We strongly believe that translation should only be done by natives who are based in their own countries. Similarly, when we translate English into Korean, we will only deploy the best native translators based in Korea for the translation work.
Thirdly, with the backing of our ISO 17100 standard for our certified English into Korean translation and Korean into English translation, critical errors can be minimized in the final translation. The ISO 17100 standard is a globally recognized standard to control the translation processes to produce a consistently high-quality translation output.
Finally, you want to speak to your Korean-speaking customers about your products and services in a language and a way that they are most at ease. And you want to do it properly and respectfully. When you work with Lingua Technologies International, you will realize that it is one of the best business decisions any business can make. You can reach a wider audience and gain more exposure to Korean speakers for your brand name and products. This will ultimately be translated to a bigger market share and higher revenue.
THE IMPORTANCE OF KOREA AND THE KOREAN LANGUAGE
Are you a diehard fan of K-Pop, K-drama, K-culture, or Kimchi? The draw of the Korean language and culture globally is one that's been around for decades. The phenomenon of the soft power of Korea goes beyond its borders, and this constantly keeps its language in demand.
With a population of more than 51 million, 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, communicating in Korean is essential if you want a global market share. 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 KOREAN LANGUAGE
The Korean language was created in the 15th century by Korea's Great King Sejong 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.
In the past, Korean was considered part of the Ural-Altaic language family as a language. Still, recently, it has been the dominating theory that Korean is an isolated language with nearly no relationship with other language families.
Many studies are being conducted to identify its exact origin. Still, a common understanding that Korean originates from the ancient Northeast Asian region and has a common origin with Mongolian or Manchurian (considered nearly exterminated completely) is established to some degree.
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
Considering the above, Korean is undoubtedly more difficult to learn than Chinese and Japanese. Do you also know that the language itself is 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 'Joseoneo' or 'Joseonimal'. South Korea's language is called 'Hangugeo' or 'Hangungmal'. Koreans call their own language 'Urimal', which literally means 'our language'.
YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH TO KOREAN TRANSLATION
When it comes to getting authentic English to Korean translation or to translate Korean to English, it is about getting suitable Korean translators with enough training and professional experience to produce Korean translations that are fit for their purpose.
With more than two decades of experience in providing English into Korean translation and Korean into English translation services and all Korean-related translation services, we are ready to share this valuable experience with you.
As part of our GCBG network, we work closely with our Korean partner, Prolangs, in South Korea to provide specialized translation for Korean-English and other language pairs.
Our Korean language partner in South Korea is one of the biggest and longest-serving Korean language translation companies in South Korea.
Established in 1988, with more than 30 years of providing translation service effectively to B2B and B2C, our Korean language partner has earned the highest accolade and reputation as the best in the industry for the provision of Korean translation both at home and aboard.
Since its inception, our team in South Korea has translated countless millions of words into and from Korean. We cover a wide array of industries, including the translation of product manuals, repair/maintenance manuals, technical documents, websites, promotion/marketing materials, education materials, medical documents to legal documents.
Some of the clients in our portfolio include:
Medicine & Pharmaceuticals
IT, Electronics & SW
Semiconductor and Machinery
With our ISO 17100 certification and our local team of Korean translators providing professional Korean translation solutions for the Korean-speaking market, you know your translations are in good hands.
When you work with us for your Korean translation requirement, you know you are getting expert advice and solution from the source. Providing professional English to Korean translation is our forte.
You can now leave the tedious task of translation to our professional team of linguists and project managers while leaving you with more time to do what matters most.
Contact us at +65 6576 0138 or fill out our web inquiry form immediately. We are ready to share our experience with you.
WHY CHOOSE US?
With more than 20 years of proven excellence in translation services, Lingua Technologies International is one of the pioneers in offering Multilingual Translation Service Solution to Singapore and the region. The company takes pride in making translation an invaluable experience. With the ISO 17100 certification, you now have peace of mind that your translation projects are always processed and handled by professionals in accordance with the guidelines and standards outlined in this ISO certification specification developed for Translation Businesses worldwide. Let our professional team of linguists and project managers handle the tedious task of translation for you, leaving you with more time to do what matters most to you: your business.