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Korean Translation and other Language Services

Axis Translations are glad to be able to provide assistance for over 200 languages and this includes Korean translation services. We can translate Korean to English and English to Korean as well as translation to and from over 200 language combinations. We also help with transcription and interpreting. These services are available in all fields, including financial, personal, legal and medical. Our team of Korean language experts specialize in a range of fields and with their skills we have ability to assist with any requirement for Korean translation, interpreting and transcription.

We assist with the translation of all forms of documents. This includes correspondence, financial reports, legal contracts, environmental reports, engineering studies and more. Our project are not limited by size either, as we can assist with text ranging from a paragraph to thousands of pages.

We also specialise in Korean translations with a focus on sales. This includes websites, press releases, brochures, email marketing and more.

In addition to translation, we also offer a further 2 language services:

Korean Transcription – Assistance with audio and video material to provide a transcript of what is said in both Korean and English. This can also include time-codes for television production.

Korean Interpreter – Would you like a Korean Linguist to assist you on location? For this we can provide a Korean interpreter service for a wide range of meetings. This includes courts, sales presentations, training, medical appointments and more.

Korean Language Facts

History - Over a period of a thousand years, the Korean language developed. The written form was completed under the orders of Sejong the Great. Then, the language wasn't complete in its present-day form until the 1900s. Further variances in pronunciation, phrases and vocabulary as well as vowel tones came after the Korean War in the mid-1900s, and it continues in contemporary Korean. In South Korea, the language is called "Gugeo." In Northern Korea, the people formerly call the language "Chosono." In English, Goryeo was the dynasty known to Western Europe and the names "Korea" and "Korean" come from the Goryeo name.

Gender - In Korean culture, the society remains a patriarchal one. Women are expected to speak in soft tones without aggression. Koreans introduce themselves in their relationship to their kin. Women will speak of themselves as the wife or daughter of their husband or father. They are formerly called most often by their surname. Family structure and one's place in society is significant and emphasized.

Vocabulary - Words native to Koreans are at the heart of the Korean language. Other words are either coined in Korea over time or taken from Chinese and Japanese in Chinese characters. Hanja is the Korean term for the Hanzi or Chinese characters. About 60% of the Korean words are derived from Hanja, and they make up the Sino-Korean lexicon. Two different numeral systems are in use, one is from Sino-Korean and the other original to the Koreans. While many words have been adopted from China and Japan, Korean has also taken words from several other languages, especially in more recent years.

Phonetics - Some of the phonetic principles include those concerning vowels and consonants. Now, vowels play an essential part of any language. Six basic vowels are used in Korean. For consonants, the language uses fourteen.

Hangul or Writing - In ancient times the different languages on the Korean peninsula used Chinese characters. Only the elite and royalty ever learned to read and write. In the mid-1400s, an official Korean alphabet was born under the direction of Sejong the Great. Additionally while Korean used to be written in columns, the words are now written from left to write starting at the top of the page and working downward.

Grammar - When it comes to Korean translations as with any language, grammar is extremely important. The rules differ between North and South Korea. For instance even though the pronunciation for certain words or phrases might be exactly the same for both languages, the spelling may be different.

Korean Translation Services and More

We have shared a few brief facts regarding the Korean language and how our Korean language team are experts in translation, transcription and interpreting services for this language. Let Axis Translations help you conquer the language barrier.

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