Do you know the name of your country in Korean?
For some country names, people use its English name. And for some other names, there’s a Korean word for it. Mostly, Sino Korean words. But in the past, there were only Sino Korean names for foreign country names.
In this Ask Hyojin episode, Hyojin introduces France and Russia’s old names – Sino-Korean names – and explains what 새한불사전 and 새한노사전 mean.
Vocabulary and sample sentences introduced in this video :
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