한국어

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

한국어 (han-gugeo) (hanja 韓國語)

  1. the Korean language

Usage notes[edit]

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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