대한민국

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛ̝ːɦa̠nminɡuk̚/
  • Phonetic hangeul: :

Proper noun[edit]

대한민국 ‎(Daehanmin-guk) ‎(hanja 大韓民國)

  1. Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Synonyms[edit]