한국말

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Jeju[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 한국 (hanguk, Korea) +‎ (mal, speech).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

한국말 (hangungmal)

  1. the Korean language

Korean[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From 한국(韓國) (han'guk, Korea) +‎ (mal, speech; language).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈha̠(ː)nɡuŋma̠ɭ]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?han'gungmal
Revised Romanization (translit.)?hangugmal
McCune–Reischauer?han'gungmal
Yale Romanization?hānkwukmal

Noun[edit]

South Korean
Standard Language
한국말 (Han'gungmal)
North Korean
Standard Language
조선말 (Joseonmal)

한국말 (han'gungmal) (hanja 韓國)

  1. (South Korea, colloquial) the Korean language
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:한국어
  2. (Yanbian, colloquial) the South Korean dialect of Korean, as opposed to the Yanbian or North Korean dialect
    Hypernym: 조선말 (Joseonmal, Korean language)

Usage notes[edit]

Of the many Korean names for the Korean language, 한국말 (han'gungmal) is most commonly used in colloquial speech, although it denotes exclusively the spoken language ( (mal, “speech”)). The term 한국어 (han'gugeo) is the more formal way to describe the Korean language in general (in South Korea).