The English Language

Borrowed Words From
Korean

3 Words Listed


Korean Language Notes

Korean is an Altaic language spoken in Korea.


WordMeaningNotes
hangul   The Korean alphabet.
kimchi   Pickled cabbage.
tae kwon do   A martial art.

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