English to Korean Translation

Population: 71 million people in the world speak Korean. 31.6 million have access to the internet.

Search engines: http://www.chol.com/http://www.dreamwiz.com/http://kr.haejuk.com/

Character Encodings:

Language Code: ko

Charset: euc-kr

Geographical Location: North and South Korea, North eastern part of PRChina.

Literacy Rate: North Korea 99%, South Korea 97.9%.

Dialects: There are several dialects of Korean. The standard form is based on the dialect found around Seoul. The main difference between dialects is in the amount and location of the stress used.

Currency: North Korean Won (KPW), South Korean Won (KRW).

Language Tips: Korean is a subject-object-verb language. Korean nouns do not show gender. Instead, additional words need to be used when these details become important. Korean language can be used to show politeness and formality in differing degrees. Special nouns, verb conjugations, or the use of different verbs indicate the level of politeness being shown by the speaker. The degree of politeness used is based on the other person’s position (age, job, degree of familiarity etc) There are at least 7 different levels of verb paradigms that can be used to show the degree of formality or respect in a situation. More than 50% of Korean words are borrowed from Chinese. More recently, words have been loaned from German and English. Korean language is written using Hangul script. Hangul consists of 14 consonants and 10 vowels which are combined into syllables. Korean-speakers use the Arabic numbering system for many things. The Korean system (identical to the Chinese system) is also used.

On a typical business card: We would recommend leaving the person’s name and company name in English and Korean script where space allows. Where a choice must be made, foreign addresses should remain in English script, Korean addresses should be translated.

Facts were compiled from:
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook
http://www.internetworldstats.com
http://www.searchenginecolossus.com/SouthKorea.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_language
http://a4esl.org/c/charset.html