English<>Korean Legal Translations
Our Translation Company is located in Spain and offers services for Spanish<>English<>Korean. Our Korean-native translators are legal professionals and are aware of the legal context in South Korea.
What exactly is meant by English-Korean Legal Translation?
Legal translation is focused on a wide variety of documents such as wills, court and financial documents, declarations, patents or court decrees.
Legal translators of Korean must have a good knowledge of the legal system of the country from which the document originates. In order to avoid misleading translations, they must also have an extensive knowledge of both English law and the law that applies to South Korea.
In a globalized world where companies from all over the world can do business, legal translation takes on a very important role. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that not all legal translations need to be official (certified). Translations from or into Korean should only be officially certified when requested by an official institution, agency or department. So be sure to check if an official, certified or sworn translation is required in South Korea, or if maybe a simple translation Korean<>English will do.
Korean Legal Translation differ from other types of translation
Legal documents in Korean, unlike other documents such as a general web site, have a specific terminology. Our Korean Legal Translators are able to correctly translate these concepts into English or Spanish. They do not simply replace one word for another.
The choice of certain words in a legal text has a very specific and precise meaning. On the other hand, any ambiguity or inaccuracy can invalidate a legally binding document. A small mistake could have significant financial and/or legal consequences.
Legal jargon of each country (UK, South Korea…) is complex and its terminology can be very specific. Add to this the cultural and regional differences in territories where Korean is spoken, and you can understand how difficult legal translation can be.
Legal translators translate a legal concept from English into Korean or vice versa. To be legally binding, the English and the legal Korean terminology must be unambiguous.
Textual references for Korean Legal Translators
All legal translators of Korean turn to reference works to do their job. For example, specialized dictionaries and glossaries, codes, laws and legal doctrine, both in English and from countries like South Korea.
Legal translators frequently check out civil and criminal procedure codes and regulatory rules. In these reference books they usually find precise descriptions in Korean and in English of each legal concept.
Referral sources help translators confirm that they are using the appropriate terms used in a given legal proceeding. The work of a legal Korean-English translator is very precise and painstaking. In addition to these specialised legal researches, Korean translators use computer aided translation tools like TM (Translation Memories) and Multilingual Term Bases. Translation Memories let them find pieces of text already translated by them or by other translators. Specific Korean Machine Translation engines are also used in combination with TM and have proven to be very useful.
Where is Korean spoken?
75 million people in North and South Korea speak Korean (한국어 in Korean) The 25 million North Koreans play no role in either the Internet or the global economy, while in South Korea, which represents 2% of the world economy, over 80% have access to the Internet.
Other translation types from Korean
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A quick overview of the Korean language
Until the 7th century, Korean was written in Chinese characters, which are not suitable for agglutinative languages, and so a syllabic alphabet was developed. In the 15th century an alphabet was created that is still used today, Hangul, a completely new creation that finally prevailed in the 20th century.
Korean is spoken by about 63 million people in South Korea, North Korea, China, Japan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia. The relationship between Korean and other languages is uncertain, although some linguists believe that it belongs to the Altaic languages. Grammatically, Korean is very similar to Japanese and about 70% of its vocabulary comes from Chinese.