As well as being the official language of North and South Korea, it is also one of the two official languages in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China. There are about 80 million Korean speakers, with large groups in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, the United States, CIS (post-Soviet states), and more recently the Philippines.
The genealogical classification of the Korean language is debated. Some linguists place it in the Altaic language family, while others consider it to be a language isolate. It is agglutinative in its morphology and SOV in its syntax. Like Japanese, the Korean language was influenced by the Chinese language in the form of Sino-Korean words. Native Korean words account for about 35% of the Korean vocabulary, while about 60% of the Korean vocabulary consists of Sino-Korean words. The remaining 5% comes from loan words from other languages, 90% of which are from English.
Korean Translation Services
Corporate Translations Ltd are a specialist Korean language translation agency based in the UK close to London. Our services are provided to companies in the UK and Korea that require their business documentation translated into or from English. Whether your require English to Korean or Korean to English, we take pride in using carefully selected translators for your project that are highly qualified, have experience in your area of business expertise and who are professional. We translate into Korean using qualified mother-tongue native speakers, and into English using English native speakers who have a high qualification in the Korean language. Accuracy and the correct business terminology is key. We translate all types of business documentation and marketing collateral including business, legal, engineering, financial, technical, medical, stationery and website translations.
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Korean Typesetting Services
We can additionally provide our typesetting services. We understand languages and design layout so are able to typeset your brochures, business cards, stationery, packaging labels and more. We have a database of hundreds of fonts and follow and English design layout if you have one – as much as the script allows!