한국어

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

한국 (han-guk, “Land of the Han of the korean peninsula”, 韓國) + (eo, “language”, )

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper 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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