한글

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Korean[edit]

한글 (Hangeul)

Etymology[edit]

From 한(韓) (Han, Korea) / (han-, big, great) + (geul, writing). Coined in 1910 by Choe Nam-seon and Ju Si-gyeong.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

South Korean
Standard Language
한글 (han'geul)
North Korean
Standard Language
조선글 (joseon'geul)

한글 (han'geul)

  1. (chiefly South Korea) Hangul, the Korean alphabet
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:한글
    한글 15세기 창제된 문자이다.
    Han'geur-eun sibo-segi-e changje-doen munja-ida.
    Hangul is a script created in the fifteenth century.
  2. (proscribed) the Korean language
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:한국어
    한글 바르게 사용합시다.
    Han'geur-eul bareuge sayong-hapsida.
    Let us use proper Korean.
    • 2020, “'한글이 영어보다 위대한 이유' 꾸준글 사실일까?”, in SBS TV[1]:
      한글 영어보다 어순 배치 자유로운 강점 있다는 내용인데요.
      I geur-eun han'geur-i yeong'eo-boda eosun baechi-ga jayu-roun gangjeom-i itdaneun naeyong-indeyo.
      this piece of writing is about how the flexibility of Korean word order compared to English is a point in its favor
    • 2021, “KBS 다큐온, BTS 한글 댓글 한류 '한국어 하세요?' 외국어로서의 한국어 매력 분석”, in Korea Lecturer News[2]:
      BTS 노래 한글 따라 부르고 싶고 []
      Bitiesseu-ui norae-reul han'geul-lo ttara bureugo sipgo []
      they want to sing along to BTS's songs in Korean []
  3. (colloquial, proscribed) a non-borrowed Korean word
    Synonyms: (formal) 고유어(固有語) (goyueo), (colloquial) 순우리말 (sunurimal)
    이름 한글 이름으로 지을 라고 했다.
    Ae ireum-eul han'geul ireum-euro jieul geo-rago haetda.
    He said he would give his child a native Korean name (i.e. not a Sino-Korean one).

Derived terms[edit]

  • 한글날 (han'geullal, the Hangul Day)
  • 한글화 (han'geulhwa, Korean localization)