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Korean translations to English and English to Korean translations are created by our native, mother-tongue, translation experts. Our Korean translators have translation expertise in numerous fields, including computing, electronics, engineering, websites, market research, marketing, medical and finance. WORDtrans’ Korean translators undergo a rigorous selection procedure and ongoing performance monitoring to ensure we offer our clients a high-quality translation. Our Korean translators are professionally qualified both in linguistics and in their field of specialism. WORDtrans Korean Translation Service are experiences in translation many types of documentation, including legal contracts, websites, manuals and advertising.
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The Korean civilisation can be traced back as far as 4000 BC when the country was occupied by tribes. Later three kingdoms emerged: Goguryeo, Silla and Baekje. Buddhism began in Korea in the 4th century and in the 8th century the Goryeo kingdom took control from Silla. Their turbulent reign lasted for about 500 years until Yi Seong-gye became king in 1394. The capital was moved to Hanseong (now named Seoul) and Buddhism waned.
Two Japanese invasions failed in the 16th century. In 1864 there was a rebellion but Korea became isolated and poor. Increasingly Korea fell under Japanese domination which became repressive with attempts to force the Japanese language on the Korean population. In 1945 Russian troops entered the North and American troops landed in the South and Korea was divided in two. This temporary division became permanent and Korea became two countries; one communist, and one democratic.
South Korea’s economy grew rapidly from the mid 1960s and by the 1990s, the country’s economy was transformed into the prosperous and flourishing nation it is today. North Korea’s fate could not have been more different. A repressive Stalinist regime tried to transform the country’s fortunes by industrialising the nation. A famine in the late 1990’s in which an estimated 2-3 million people died, severely damaged the economy of this secretive and isolated country. There have been some attempts to normalise relations between the North and the South but tensions remain today.
Korean is the official language of both North and South Korea and there are an estimated 80 million speakers of the Korean language worldwide. Modern Korean is known as hangul. It was created so that the common people could more easily read and write the Korean language.
South Korea: 48 million. Capital, Seoul, 9 million
North Korea: 24 million. Capital, Pyongyang, 3 million
South Korea has the world’s highest estimated national IQ
South Korea is the largest shipbuilder in the world
North Korea has the fifth largest military force in the world
An estimated 60% of North Korean children suffer from malnutrition