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When the idea of Santa Claus was first introduced into Korea, there was a slight problem. One of the most popular phrases used by Santa Claus, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” is the feminine way of laughing in Korean. Therfeore, since Santa is a man, this could not be possible. They had to alter Santa’s phrase to “Heo! Heo Heo!” The vowels ‘o’ and ‘a’ in Korean are considered to be feminine, while the vowels ‘u’ and [...]
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Korean is the official language of North Korea and South Korea, where it is spoken by about 78 million people. Korean has its own alphabet, called Hangul. The genealogical classification of the Korean language is debated. Some linguists place it in the Altaic language family, while others consider it to be a language isolate. It is also considered likely that Korean is related in some way to Japanese.
Download our free dictionary (for Windows or Android) and browse both the Korean-English and the English-Korean lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
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Korean > English: 1,710 words
English > Korean: 1,692 words
Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: April 17, 2007
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This Introduction to Korean covers the main points for beginners: the alphabet, basic conversational phrases, numbers, asking for directions... You can even download the whole tutorial.