Translation is a fascinating topic, isn’t it? I particularly find it interesting to consider those points at which languages don’t exactly connect perfectly and the adjustments we have to make for them.
This lesson is going to be quick.
In English, we use a dash to connect numbers that cover an interval:
Ex: 5-7 or 1970-2012
But Korean uses a tilde:
Ex: 5~7 or 1970~2012
Best Practices Tip: Be ready for this conversion. Translators handling English to Korean should add tildes to numbered intervals; those translating Korean into English should change the tildes to dashes.