Korean Class 4

Nations, 국가 (gukga)

Vocabulary

Korean English
한국 (han-guk) Korea
중국 (jungguk) China
일본 (ilbon) Japan
영국 (yeongguk) England
아일랜드 (aillaendeu) Ireland
캐나다 (caenada) Canada
호주 (hoju) Australia
나라 (nara) country

Many names of countries contain the syllable (guk), which in this case can be interpreted as country. Other countries and cities have their names translated phonetically.

Korean Date

The date today is,

4349 년 12 월 25 일 (4349, Month 12 Day 25) (20 February 2017 CE)

This is the date according to the traditional lunisolar calendar of Korea. (Note that this is not an authoritative calculation; I’m still working on the details.) The years count back to the legendary founding of Korea by 단군 왕검 (Dan-gun Wanggeom).