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Korean Language

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Korean speaking countries. Korean Countries </>
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Countries where Korean is an official language. Countries
China, Jilin Province, North Korea, South Korea, Yanbian
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Total count of countries where Korean is official language. Total No. Of Countries
5
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10
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Countries where Korean is a native language. National Language
North Korea, South Korea
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Countries where Korean language is spoken as a non-native language. Second Language
Not spoken in any of the countries
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Continent wise Korean speaking countries. Speaking Continents
Asia
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Countries where small group of people speak Korean language. Minority Language
Japan, People's Republic of China, Russia, United States of America
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Organization that administrates and maintains the Korean language. Regulated By
The National Institute of the Korean Language
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Interesting facts about Korean language. Interesting Facts
  • Korean has borrowed words from English and Chinese.
  • Korean has two counting systems. First, is based on Chinese characters and numbers are similar to Chinese numbers, and second counting system is from words unique to Korea.
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The language to which Korean is similar. Similar To
Chinese and Japanese languages
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The language through which Korean is derived from. Derived From
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Set of letters used in Korean language. Korean Alphabets </>
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Image of Korean alphabets. Alphabets in Korean
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Total number of letters used in Languages language. Alphabets
40
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21
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Korean phonology is the study of sounds in Korean language. Korean Phonology
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Speech sound produced when breath flows out through human mouth without being blocked by the teeth, tongue or lips. How Many Vowels
21
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19
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Speech sound in which the air is at least partly blocked. How Many Consonants
19
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9
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Writing system used by Korean language. Korean Scripts
Hangul
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The direction in which Korean language is written (Some languages are written in right-to-left or left-to-right direction) and this depends on scripts used. Korean Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal and Top-To-Bottom
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Is Korean hard to learn? Hard to Learn
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Learning levels in Languages language to become proficient. Korean Language Levels
3
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2
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Time required to learn Languages language. Time Taken to Learn
88 weeks
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12
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Basic useful phrases in Korean Language. Korean Greetings </>
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HELLO in Korean. Hello
안녕하세요. (annyeonghaseyo.)
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THANK YOU in Korean. Thank You
감사합니다 (gamsahabnida)
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HOW ARE YOU? in Korean. How Are You?
어떻게 지내세요? (eotteohge jinaeseyo?)
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GOOD NIGHT in Korean. Good Night
안녕히 주무세요 (annyeonghi jumuseyo)
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GOOD EVENING in Korean. Good Evening
안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo.)
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GOOD AFTERNOON in Korean. Good Afternoon
안녕하십니까 (annyeong hashimnikka)
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GOOD MORNING in Korean. Good Morning
안녕히 주무셨어요 (An-yŏng-hi ju-mu-shŏ-ssŏ-yo)
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PLEASE in Korean. Please
하십시오 (hasibsio)
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SORRY in Korean. Sorry
죄송합니다 (joesonghabnida)
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BYE in Korean. Bye
안녕 (annyeong)
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I LOVE YOU in Korean. I Love You
당신을 사랑합니다 (dangsin-eul salanghabnida)
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EXCUSE ME in Korean. Excuse Me
실례합니다 (sillyehabnida)
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Forms of language which belongs to specific region or group of people. Korean Dialects </>
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Variety of Korean language. Dialect 1
Jeju
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Dialect 1 speaking regions. Where They Speak
South Korea
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Dialect 1 speaking population. How Many People Speak
10,000.00
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49
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Variety of Korean language. Dialect 2
Gyeongsang
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Dialect 2 speaking regions. Where They Speak
South Korea
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Dialect 2 speaking population. How Many People Speak
10,000,000.00
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9
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Variety of Korean language. Dialect 3
Hamgyŏng
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Dialect 3 speaking regions. Where They Speak
China, North Korea
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Total number of dialects used in Languages language. Total No. Of Dialects
12
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13
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Total count of people speaking Korean language. How Many People Speak Korean? </>
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Total count of people speaking Languages language in the world. How Many People Speak?
77.00 million
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22
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Total percentage of world population speaking Languages language. Speaking Population
1.14 %
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16
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Total count of people speaking Languages as first language or mother tongue. Native Speakers
77.00 million
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12
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Local name of Korean language in it’s own script. Native Name
한국어 (조선말)
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Alias or other names of Korean Language. Alternative Names
Hanguk Mal, Hanguk Uh
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Name of Korean in French Language. French Name
coréen
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Name of Korean in German Language. German Name
Koreanisch
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Pronunciation means the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) of words. IPA is an alphabetic system of phonetic script based on Latin Alphabet. Pronunciation
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Ethnicity is category of people which belong to common ancestral, social, cultural group. Ethnic group belong to same national experience, basically an inherited status. Ethnicity
Koreans
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History of Korean language. Korean History </>
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Evolution period of Korean language. Origin
Before 1st century
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Language Family is the common ancestor through which all the languages under this family are related. Language Family
Koreanic Family
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Language Family is divided into branches and further branches are divided into groups called subgroups. Subgroup
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Language Family is divided into smaller units called as branch. Branch
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There are three forms of language. Language Forms
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Development stages of Korean language in it’s earlier period. Early Forms
Old Korean, Middle Korean and Korean
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A standard form is a language variety that is used in governments, in media, in schools and for international communication. Standard Forms
Pluricentric Standard Korean, South Korean standard and North Korean standard
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Rank of Korean language based on total number of native speakers. Korean Language Position
12
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11
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Signed forms are manually coded languages which are representation of oral languages in gesture and visual form which is signed version of oral languages. Sign languages are used by deaf communities. Signed Forms
Korean Sign Language
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Scope of Korean language Scope
Individual
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Korean language code. Korean Code </>
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Korean language which is represented by two letters. ISO 639 1
ko
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Korean language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 2
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ISO 639 2/T is the terminology ISO 639 2 code of Korean language. ISO 639 2/T
kor
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ISO 639 2/B is bibliographic ISO 639 2 code of Korean language. ISO 639 2/B
kor
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Korean language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 3
Kor
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Korean language which is represented by four letters. ISO 639 6
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Comprehensive list of families, languages, dialects that is unique identifier code consisting of four letters and four digits. Glottocode
kore1280
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Two digits + one to six letters code is the linguasphere of Korean language. Linguasphere
45-AAA
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Types of Korean Language. Types of Language
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Type of Korean language. Language Type
Living
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Korean Linguistic typology is study and classification of languages based on common structural features and forms. Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Object-Verb
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Korean Morphological Typology is classification of languages based on how languages form words by combining morphemes. Language Morphological Typology
Agglutinative

Origin of Korean language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. Korean language is one of the Most Difficult Languages. The origin of Korean language states that it was put to use in Before 1st century. The history of Korean language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about Korean Language History. The evolution of Korean language began with early forms such as Old Korean, Middle Korean and Korean. Pluricentric Standard Korean, South Korean standard and North Korean standard is the standard form of Korean language and it is used in government centers. Know all About Korean Language.

Korean population

Korean population gives us the total count of number of people speaking Korean language. Korean language is spoken by 77.00 million people in the world. Most of the Korean population lies in the Korean Speaking Countries. Korean language is spoken as first language by 77.00 million people and no total count of people speaking Korean as second language. Get to know Korean speaking population in detail.

Korean writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. Korean writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of Korean language. Some languages share common writing systems. Hangul script is used by Korean language. Learn more about . 

Information about Korean language

Check out all the information about Korean language here. You may find it interesting to learn Korean Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about Korean Speaking Countries, Korean speaking continents and Korean Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to Korean countries knowing common Korean Greetings will help you in communicating with Korean people.