List of English words of Korean origin
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- from 재벌 (財閥), a family-controlled industrial conglomerate in South Korea, originally from Japanese term "Zaibatsu"
- from 한글, the Korean alphabet.
- from 전세 (傳貰), a real estate term unique to South Korea which making with a lump-sum deposit on a rental space, at anywhere from 50% to 80% of the market value.
- from Goryeo (alt. Koryo) (고려, 高麗), historic dynasty of Korea that unified the peninsula (see Names of Korea)
- from 원 (圓), a Korean currency
Culture and martial arts
- from 합기도 (合氣道), a martial art developed in Korea.
- from 기생 (妓生), female Korean entertainers who existed before 20th century.
- from 만화책 (漫畫冊), Comic books, cartoons and animated cartoons. As with the Japanese word "manga", manwha refers to comic books, cartoons or animation generically within Korea, but usually refers specifically to South Korean comic books when used by non-Koreans.
- from 태권도 (跆拳道), a globally popular sport and martial art.
- from 비빔밥, white rice mixed with vegetables, beef, and chili paste.
- from 불고기, Korean style marinated BBQ beef.
- from 갈비, BBQ marinated beef ribs.
- from 김밥, Korean rice roll.
- from 김치, a wide variety of pickled, fermented vegetables.
- from 소주 (燒酒), Korean distilled liquor, usually from rice or sweet potato
- from 한복 (韓服), literally "Korean uniform."
Political and administrative
- Juche or Chuch'e
- from 주체 (主體), a political thesis formed by the former North Korean leader Kim Il-sung which states that the Korean masses are the masters of the country's development.
- from 초보 (初步), a novice.
- from 고수 (高手), a person with great skill.
- from 한탄강 (漢灘江), the Hantan River.
- from 화병 (火病), emotional disorder.
|For a list of words relating to with Korean language origins, see the Korean derivations category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|
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