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adjective

  • Relating to North or South Korea or its people or language.

    ‘Pierce came home to North America determined to find sponsors for Korean orphans.’
    • ‘It was headed north toward the Korean Straits between Kyushu and the Korean peninsula.’
    • ‘Most Korean parents want their children to retain their Korean language and heritage.’
    • ‘Technically, North Korea uses the same Korean language as the one spoken in South Korea.’
    • ‘Seoul needs to seek foreign translators well versed in Korean language and culture.’
    • ‘According to the embassy, the contest will give encouragement to Korean language students.’
    • ‘Likewise, the new Little Jack's is a cultural experience, with steaks and Korean comforts.’
    • ‘Individuals address one another in the Korean language based on their respective position to each other.’
    • ‘The Chinese audience's enthusiasm was stirred, and the hall resonated with greetings in the Korean language.’
    • ‘From an early date Korean politics turned isolationist with a strong desire to maintain the country's independence.’
    • ‘The commission said its investigators spoke to young Kiribati women and girls who had been involved with Korean fishermen.’
    • ‘Light, witty, candid, and personal, this documentary teaches us more about Korean culture than just kimchi.’
    • ‘Since I grew up in America, my Korean language skills are not very good, so communicating with his parents was difficult.’

Pronunciation

Korean

/kəˈrēən/ /kəˈriən/

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of North or South Korea, or a person of Korean descent.

    ‘There are a lot of Chinese women here who are not ethnic Koreans, and their life is much harder.’
    • ‘The Koreans and the Turks are still way up there, though so are the Czechs and the Slovaks.’
    • ‘In doing this, he renewed an issue many Koreans and Chinese feel very strongly about.’
    • ‘Many Japanese think they can do nothing to persuade the Chinese and Koreans to relent.’
    • ‘The fear at home is simply that the Koreans will be the first host nation not to make it through the first round.’
    • ‘Let us hope that the Korea Train Express will improve the lives of Koreans and be an asset to the nation.’
    • ‘It will allow some ethnic Koreans living in Japan to visit their North Korean relatives.’
    • ‘Still, this is no excuse for ending the effort to seek the understanding of Chinese and Koreans.’
    • ‘Fellow Koreans, now is the time to make our society a better place to live and to make all of our dreams and hopes come true.’
    • ‘He said he was most concerned about actions of illegal aliens, not ethnic Koreans native to Japan.’
    • ‘The Koreans outplayed the Indian team with swift clinical and calibrated moves from the wings.’
    • ‘I tend to agree with him that Koreans should eat what they wish, and let the west take care of their own backyard.’
    • ‘Clearly, intermarriage between Koreans and soldiers was behind the second wave.’
    • ‘Would such an exercise truly help Koreans gain a sense of empowerment and help them move on from their dark past?’
    • ‘The capital should be preserved as the main city for all Koreans, including our descendants to come.’
    • ‘As a result, factory work often falls to the poorest Koreans, or to legal or illegal migrant workers.’
    • ‘I am going to take them to a Korean traditional village where they can experience how Koreans used to live.’
    • ‘In June, Koreans showed the world their power and spirit during the World Cup.’
    • ‘My advice to young Koreans is that it is a wonderful country to live in.’
    • ‘Twelve years on, an equally undistinguished result against the Koreans was greeted with nary an insult passed.’
  • 2The language of Korea, which has has its own writing system and may be distantly related to Japanese.

    ‘The book has been translated into English, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Greek.’
    • ‘I wonder whether Mr John Davy can speak Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, on top of his other skills?’
    • ‘Later these were translated into Tibetan, Chinese, Mongolian, Korean, Japanese and so forth.’
    • ‘The system can now be used for any language apart from Japanese, Chinese and Korean, which have too many characters.’
    • ‘A list of all formulae named either in Chinese, Japanese or Korean or in two of these languages was made.’
    • ‘The island is called Takeshima in Japanese and Tokto in Korean.’
    • ‘She had been told that the young chef came from Korea, so she replied in Korean, a language Pascal could not understand at all.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, our Chinese, Japanese and Korean is not too good, otherwise we'd link to those sites all the time.’
    • ‘The main culprits appeared to be Japanese, Korean and Italian.’
    • ‘Apart from English, Catherine can speak basic Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai.’
    • ‘The island is known as Takeshima in Japanese, Tokto in Korean and the Liancourt Rocks in English.’
    • ‘Both schools offered courses in Chinese and Korean as foreign language classes.’
    • ‘Many features of Korean separate it from English and other Indo-European languages.’
    • ‘This happened even though the mothers spoke only in Korean when they interacted with their children.’
    • ‘The governor said Thai guides would be regularly offered training courses in Korean and other languages.’
    • ‘One of them saw the girls and yelled in an indiscernible language, maybe Korean.’
    • ‘The Koreans sang and chanted throughout the march in Spanish, English and Korean.’
    • ‘Also included on this disc are subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and Korean.’
    • ‘Rules of the Road is available in English, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Persian and Spanish.’
    • ‘The Tianjin People's Broadcasting Station will offer programmes in Korean beginning today.’

Pronunciation

Korean

/kəˈrēən/ /kəˈriən/