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Korean Fun Facts

The script for the Korean language, known as Hangul, was created in the 15th century. For more Korean fun facts, continue to read on and discover.

Before this, Hanja, which were the Chinese alphabets were used. Go through the fun facts and find out more about this isolated language.

Korean Fun Facts

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Korean is the only language that has its own script called the Hangul script. Korean has not been derived from any language and is hence considered an isolated script.
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The word ‘thank you’ has been derived from the Latin word ‘ tongere’. It is written as ‘gamsahabnida‘ in Korean.
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Juseyo in Korean means, please. It is also used to refer to when something is asked. Suppose you want to say 'Excuse me', in Korean it would be ‘kimchi juseyo’.
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Of the 7 speech levels in the Korean language, 3 represent high politeness while 2 levels each are for low politeness and neutrality. The three high polite levels are together known as ‘Jondaemal’.
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The script for the Korean language, known as Hangul was created in the 15th century. Prior to this, Hanja which were the Chinese alphabets were used.
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There are 24 alphabets in the Korean language that include 10 vowels and 14 consonants. Elaborating further, there are 5 tense consonants and 19 complex letters.
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There are only five strokes in the most complex Korean alphabets, unlike their Chinese counterparts, which can have more than 15 strokes.
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Each speech level in Korean specifies the level of formality in the situation. There are 7 such speech levels in this language.
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Taekwondo is a Korean word that has been in use in English as well. It refers to a kind of martial art. It founds mention in all the major dictionaries of the world.
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The word ‘welcome’ has been derived from the Old English word ‘wilcuma’. It is written as ‘eoseo osibsio’ in Korean.

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