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Help With Korean Translation

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Howdy,

I am nearly finished writing a story and a very small amount of the dialog is in phonetic Korean. After a rather tortuous series of events, I finally managed to get a translation from the English into the Korean for inclusion in the book.

Unfortunately, my Korean is not nearly as good as my Mandarin, so I ended up having to go through a third party in order to acquire a correct translation. With my only Korean "friend" (ex-girlfriend) backing out on her promise to do the translation (she works as a translator) at the last minute -- go figure -- I was forced to restort to a friend of a friend. The end result is that I am not quite sure that what I have in my possession is correct. In fact, I am fairly certain at least one sentence is not.

I have a whole FIVE short lines of random dialog that I need to complete the story.

I would be very grateful if someone who is fluent in Korean could look over the translations and verify that they are good.

If so, please respond to this post and I will supply the sentences in both the English and phonetic Korean.

Thanks

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There is a guy who drops by here from time to time and he is based in Korea. His name here is 'Harpeau'. Perhaps he'll be along soon.

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Thanks, any help will be appreciated. :huh:

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Still interested in some help on this. Thanks.

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You could always PM him and give him a nudge about this thread :huh:

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Ah, but I do not wish to appear pushy.

:whistling:

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Hi there,

I apologise, but though I live in the heart of Seoul, my Korean sucks. Best of luck to you in finding the help that you need.

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Thank you for your reply.

I will figure something out.

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Babelfish does Korean now. Though it's never perfect you can get it close and just do a few corrections to tidy it up.

http://www.babelfish.altavista.com/

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Yup, already tried Babelfish.

Problem is I don't need Korean Characters -- I need a phonetic translation. That would be the Korean written out as it sounds in English characters.

An example would be "Annyeonghaseyo" -- the Korean greeting.

Thanks anyway.

:D

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Forgot to make a note here that I finally, in a round-about manner, managed to finally get the translation I needed. Thanks for the replies though.

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Here is the link to a free downloadable English to Korean and Korean phonetic PDF: http://hanmi.netfirms.com/phonetic_dictionary.htm

Edited by Mandrunk
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