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About Korean

Korean is not related to any other living language, but it shares some grammatical similarities to Japanese and about two thirds of its vocabulary comes from Chinese. It also used to use the Chinese writing system before a 15th-century king created the Hangul alphabet to improve literacy rates. Korean is the official language of both North and South Korea, although there are different standardised forms in each. uTalk teaches South Korea’s variant. The next largest Korean-speaking populations are in China, Japan, Russia and the US.

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Where is it spoken?

Republic of Korea

North Korea

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Fun facts — Korean

  • The Korean for 'go on!' - 화이팅! - is pronounced paiting and comes from the English 'fighting'.
  • Telling the time in Korean requires two different number systems - the Korean system is used for the hours and the Chinese system for the minutes.
  • 'Seoul' literally translates as 'capital'.

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