Professional Korean Translation

Korean language facts

  • Korean is the official language of both South Korea and North Korea, and is spoken by roughly 75 million people.
  • Korean is ranked as the 11th largest language in terms of the number of speakers.
  • Korean is commonly classified as a language isolate, meaning it shows no significant link to any other language on Earth.
  • There are no definite or indefinite articles, gender distinctions or grammatical numbers in Korean.
Korean translation tips
Translation text contraction

When you translate from English to Korean, text typically reduces in volume by up to 15%. This may not seem like a big issue, but from a design perspective, text contraction can make a huge difference to the layout and appearance of a website or brochure.

Informal vs. formal speech

There is a strong sense of respect and hierarchy in Korean culture. As such, Korean has six formal speech forms and one informal speech form, each showing varying levels of respect in the language. The impact of your translations can differ greatly depending on the relationship of the speaker to the audience that he or she is addressing. Therefore, it’s absolutely necessary to provide some level of context to your translators.

Korean translation services

Looking for professional Korean translation? With dozens of native English to Korean translators working on our system 24/7, we have deep experience translating business content into and from Korean.

Our areas of expertise

If you want to truly reach the Korean speaking market, you’re going to need to translate all of your content. Gengo supports a wide range of document and content types, including:

  • Korean website localization
  • Korean game localization
  • Korean app localization
  • Korean document translation
  • Marketing copy, ads & social media
  • Product description translation
  • User review translation
  • Travel listings & guides
  • News articles & entertainment
  • Emails, letters & more
Quality you can trust

We know that quality is key when translating business content into Korean. This is why our network of translators is only comprised of native speakers with years of professional experience translating into and from Korean.

Simple pricing

Looking for a cost-effective method for translating into or out of Korean? Gengo’s unique platform allows us to offer the most competitive pricing. Learn more about our pricing.

Speed and scale

Even for projects with tight timelines, Gengo has the capacity needed to support high volume Korean translation requests. With 21,000+ translators in nearly every country on earth, projects are picked up and completed quickly within just a few hours.

Trusted by global companies

I’ve been impressed with the quality and speed of the translations that Gengo delivers.
Jeff Chin, Product Manager at Google
The Huffington Post
Vestiaire Collective


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