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한국어

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Korean word from 韓國語, from 韓國 (“Korea (한국)”) and (“language ()”).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈha̠ːnɡuɡʌ̹/
  • Phonetic hangul: 한:구거

NounEdit

한국어 (han-gugeo) (hanja 韓國語)

  1. the Korean language

Usage notesEdit

Of the many Korean names for the Korean language, this is the most formal in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). 한국말 (han-gungmal) is more commonly used, but it denotes exclusively the spoken language (말 (mal) is speech). In North Korea, 조선말 (joseonmal) is more common.

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