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I was drafted during the Korean War. None of us wanted to go... It was only a couple of years after World War II had ended. We said, 'Wait a second? Didn't we just get through with that?'
Clint Eastwood

Meaning of "Korean" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF KOREAN

Korean  [kəˈriːən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KOREAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Korean can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES KOREAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of Korean in the English dictionary

The first definition of Korean in the dictionary is of or relating to Korea, its people, or their language. Other definition of Korean is a native or inhabitant of Korea. Korean is also the official language of North and South Korea, considered by some scholars to be part of the Altaic family of languages.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KOREAN


Aegean
iːˈdʒiːən
aeon
ˈiːən
Andean
ænˈdiːən
Behan
ˈbiːən
Caribbean
ˌkærɪˈbiːən
Cytherean
ˌsɪθəˈriːən
empyrean
ˌɛmpaɪˈriːən
eon
ˈiːən
epicurean
ˌɛpɪkjʊˈriːən
Fijian
fiːˈdʒiːən
Hebridean
ˌhɛbrɪˈdiːən
lien
ˈliːən
pantheon
pænˈθiːən
pean
ˈpiːən
Pyrenean
ˌpɪrəˈniːən
Pythagorean
paɪˌθæɡəˈriːən
sien
ˈsiːən
Taurean
ˌtɔːˈriːən
treen
ˈtriːən
Tupian
tuːˈpiːən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KOREAN

Korat cat
Korbut
Korchnoi
Korda
Kordestan
Kordofan
Kordofanian
kore
Korea
Korea Strait
Korean War

WORDS THAT END LIKE KOREAN

aurorean
azurean
Briarean
Caesarean
Cesarean
Ecuadorean
Eritrean
Hyperborean
marmorean
nectarean
North Korean
rean
Salvadorean
Shakespearean
Singaporean
Solutrean
South Korean
Tartarean
Terpsichorean
venerean

Synonyms and antonyms of Korean in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Korean» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KOREAN

Find out the translation of Korean to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Korean from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Korean» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

韩国的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

coreano
570 millions of speakers

English

Korean
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कोरियाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كُورِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

корейский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

coreano
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোরিয়ান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

coréen
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Korea
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

koreanisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

朝鮮の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Korean
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Korea
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc nước/người/tiếng Triều Tiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொரியன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोरियन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Koreli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

coreano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

koreański
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

корейський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

coreean
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κορεατικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Koreaanse
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

koreansk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

koreansk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Korean

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KOREAN»

The term «Korean» is very widely used and occupies the 2.932 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of Korean
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «Korean».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KOREAN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Korean» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Korean» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Korean

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10 QUOTES WITH «KOREAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Korean.
1
Priscilla Ahn
I wasn't sure if I wanted to put that out there so blatantly, so that before you listen to me you know that I'm Asian. But I thought it was sort of cool to embrace the Korean half of me, which I love.
2
Yukiya Amano
Seen from the United States or Europe, Iran's nuclear program often causes most concern, but from the perspective of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the North Korean program is equally worrying.
3
Evan Bayh
We must do all we can to help improve the deplorable human rights situation of the North Korean people.
4
Swizz Beatz
I want to help promote Korean music around the world.
5
Parvesh Cheena
I was afraid of Korean food when I moved to L.A., let alone sushi. I remember thinking either sink or swim. Living here in Studio City, Ventura Blvd. is the Mecca of sushi restaurants. What you thought was so exotic is just run of the mill.
6
John Conyers
I am a Korean War veteran. I support our troops as much as anyone in this body, but I do so by advocating redeployment out of Iraq as soon as it can be safely done.
7
Riteish Deshmukh
The first time I had sushi, I hated it. And the second time was no different, and then, I just started loving it. I actually crave for sushi. It's one of the healthiest meals. My experiments with food began when I was working in New York as an architect, be it Korean or Ethiopian food or fusion food.
8
Bae Doona
Korean cinema is very improvisational, and there is a unique power that stems from this.
9
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
We probably could more successfully resolve the North Korean nuclear threat through game-theoretic reasoning. We could successfully resolve what American leaders seem to perceive as an Iranian nuclear threat through game-theoretic reasoning.
10
Clint Eastwood
I was drafted during the Korean War. None of us wanted to go... It was only a couple of years after World War II had ended. We said, 'Wait a second? Didn't we just get through with that?'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KOREAN»

Discover the use of Korean in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Korean and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Korean
It avoids unnecessary details but includes all essential subjects, and describes them in a well-organized theory-free prose. This book should be a handy reference for both teachers and students of Korean, especially those abroad.
Suk-Jin Chang, S?k-chin Chang, 1996
2
Dirty Korean: Everyday Slang from What's Up? to F*%# Off!
GET D!RTY Next time you're traveling or just chattin' in Korean with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including: -Cool slang -Funny insults -Explicit sex terms -Raw ...
Haewon Geebi Baek, 2010
3
Elementary Korean
A complete first-year course for learning Korean.
Ross King, Jaehoon Yeon, 2000
4
Integrated Korean: Intermediate : Level 2
All series volumes have been developed in accordance with performance-based principles and methodology -- learner-centeredness, contextualization, use of authentic materials, function/task-orientedness, balance between skill getting and ...
Young-mee Cho, 2001
5
Continuing Korean
Second volume of the most comprehensive and authoritative Korean Language textbook ever published. Original dialogues, reading texts, grammar notes, and written exercises, all in Han'gul
Ross King, Julian Ross Paul King, Jaehoon Yeon, 2002
6
Korean For Dummies
This handy guide won’t burden you with lists of grammar rules; just look up the phrases and cultural phrases that you need or read through the whole book for a general overview.
Jungwook Hong, 2011
7
Korean Cuisine: An Illustrated History
The spicy tang of kimchi, the richness of Korean barbecue, the hearty flavours of bibimbap: Korean cuisine is savoured the world over for its diversity of ingredients and flavours.
Michael J. Pettid, 2008
8
Korean Reader for Chinese Characters
This reader should help students of Korean master basic Chinese characters that are frequently encountered in everyday situations.
Choon-Hak Cho, Yeon-Ja Sohn, Heisoon Yang, 2002
9
Handbook of Korean Vocabulary: An Approach to Word ...
The Handbook of Korean Vocabulary offers a solution to this problem for students of Korean. The Handbook is the first ever "root dictionary" of Korean designed for second-language learners.
Miho Choo, William O'Grady, William D. O'Grady, 1996
10
Making Out in Korean: Revised Edition (Korean Phrasebook)
A guide to colloquial Korean as it's really spoken
Peter Constantine, Gene Baik, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KOREAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Korean is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Keeping Alive The Korean Love For Hiking, Thousands Of Miles …
Mountains cover 70 percent of the Korean peninsula, and in South Korea, an estimated 1 in 3 Koreans goes hiking more than once a month. «NPR, Jul 15»
2
Korean Jang stays in front at Marathon Classic - Channel NewsAsia
REUTERS: South Korean Jang Ha-na maintained her lead by one shot after the third round of the weather-delayed Marathon Classic in ... «Channel News Asia, Jul 15»
3
Food, fun and fond memories for Korean War veterans, thanks to the …
Yoon-Hee Henne serves dinner during the 2015 Korean War Veteran Appreciation Dinner put on by the Korean Presbyterian Church of ... «Yakima Herald-Republic, Jul 15»
4
Dead S. Korean agent left note denying spying on civilians - Yahoo …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean government agent who was found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying suspicion that ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
5
Daintiness of Korean art - The Korea Times
The aesthetic value of Korean traditional craft is generally found in the simplicity of its design and the practical purposes it is made for, but ... «Korea Times, Jul 15»
6
Foreign managers too pricey for South Korean pension fund - FT.com
South Korea's national pension fund has been criticised by a senior member of a government-backed financial services panel over concerns ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
7
Korean ignores warnings, drowns in Phuket - The Nation
PHUKET: A Korean tourist, who allegedly ignored hotel staff when warned about the current dangers of the sea, drowned last night. Seunchei ... «The Nation, Jul 15»
8
Egyptian horror film 'Warda' to screen in South Korean film festival …
The festival focuses on South Korean and international horror, thriller, mystery and fantasy films, with particular attention to Asian cinema but ... «Al-Bawaba, Jul 15»
9
With MERS receding, S. Korean airlines prepare to launch Japan …
From late July, Korean Air will invite 200 officials from Japanese municipal governments and travel agencies to visit South Korea. The carrier ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
10
Cultural Missteps And The Korean Wave: Why K-Pop Needs To …
I enjoy the music of Korean hip-hop group BTS, particularly the mix-tape releases from Rap Monster. I recently had the opportunity to interview ... «KpopStarz, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Korean [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/korean>. Dec 2019 ».
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