Overcome the language barrier with bbb's free service

by ChiHon Kim
Stripes Korea

Traveling this beautiful peninsula can be incredibly exciting but may, at times, prove a little bit intimidating when you don’t know Korean. More than likely you’ve already discovered your favorite translator app to help when the situation calls for it. But, trying to communicate with a local taxi driver or pick the right medication at the pharmacy are situations where a simple translator app might not do.

Fortunately, bbb, a free language service, can help overcome the barrier and get what you need.

Established in 2002, the bbb is manned 24/7 by volunteers and provides quality, on-the-spot translation service to tourists and locals. Their interpretation service is not limited to English. They offer translation and interpretation services for 17 different languages and all at the cost of making a local phone call.

HOW TO USE
Download bbb’s app or dial their main phone number, which connects to bilingual volunteers who provide real-time translations.
1. Using bbb’s main number 1588-5644
Call 1588-5644 and follow the instructions and tap the number corresponding to the preferred language. You will be connected directly to the relevant volunteer.
2. Using bbb’s android or ios application
Open the app and tap the preferred language and you’ll be connected to the proper volunteer. 
 

Take note: bbb translators are unpaid volunteers donating their precious time for the service. This service is not for use on homework assignments or document translation, nor commercial purposes, bargaining or any other business. 

Tel: 1588-5644, Office: 02-725-9108
E-mail: bbb@bbbkorea.org  
Website:

Take note: bbb translators are unpaid volunteers donating their precious time for the service. This service is not for use on homework assignments or document translation, nor commercial purposes, bargaining or any other business. 

Tel: 1588-5644, Office: 02-725-9108
E-mail: bbb@bbbkorea.org  
Website: http://www.bbbkorea.org

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