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English to Korean Translation

Korean language

Korean is the official language of Korea, both South and North. It is also one of the two official languages in the Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China. There are about 78 million Korean speakers worldwide. In the 15th century a national writing system was commissioned by Sejong the Great, the system being currently called Hangul. Prior to the development of Hangul, Koreans used Chinese characters to write for over a millennium. Some linguists classify Korean as having developed from the Altaic language family, which is generally thought to include languages such as Japanese, Mongolian, and Turkish. Others consider it to be a language isolate, meaning it is has no evident genealogical relationship to any other languages.

English language

English is currently one of the most widely spoken and written languages worldwide, with some 380 million native speakers and over 500 millions non-native speakers. English is spoken by one out of every six people in the world. It is the primary language of 53 countries: the United States, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and, partly, Canada and others. Of all the world's languages English is arguably the richest in vocabulary; and that the Oxford English Dictionary lists about 500,000 words, not including technical and scientific terms.