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EtymologyEdit

Sino-Korean word from 大韓民國, which is based on 大韓帝國 (The Empire of Korea). The use of (“grand”) in a name of empire is a Chinese tradition (ex. 大日本帝國, 大英帝國)

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key)[ˈte̞ːɦa̠nminɡuk̚]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? Daehanmin-guk
Revised Romanization (translit.)? Daehanmingug
McCune–Reischauer? Taehanmin'guk
Yale Romanization? Tāyhanminkwuk

Proper nounEdit

대한민국 (Daehanmin-guk) (hanja 大韓民國)

  1. Republic of Korea (South Korea)
  2. (South Korea) Korea

SynonymsEdit