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In South Korea, there are popular alternatives to many of Google's online services, for example Naver's web portal (search) and maps app and KakaoTalk (messaging).

Is there a Korean-English/English-Korean translation app similarly popular here?

  • Hay David - just for clarity, why does one look for an alternative to google? is it slow there, or ?? – Fattie Jul 11 '16 at 16:50
  • @JoeBlow google is not as accurate as people think ... and I'd trust better the koreans to do a specialized tool for korean language than others – dotixx Jul 11 '16 at 17:20
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Naver provides one: see here.

It also provides a English-Korean dictionary: link's here.

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    Awesome! Just tried the translate-then-reverse-translate test for a few useful phrases and the Naver web app did way better than Google Translate. – Urbana Jul 11 '16 at 14:06
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    @davidvc I hope this is not too off-topic but why would you need to translate-then-reverse-translate? – Summer Jul 11 '16 at 14:13
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    Hi @JaneDoe1337 - that's the classic quick test to see how well translation software works. – Fattie Jul 11 '16 at 16:49

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