Associations to the word «Korean»

Wiktionary

KOREAN, adjective. Of or relating to the Asian Peninsula comprising North Korea and South Korea.
KOREAN, proper noun. Official language of the people residing on the Korean Peninsula, and language of approximately 60 million people, in Asia, North America, and elsewhere.
KOREAN, noun. Designation given to the indigenous or naturalized people occupying the Korean Peninsula on the Asian continent, in either North Korea or South Korea.
KOREAN CHESS, noun. Janggi
KOREAN ENGLISH, proper noun. A dialect of the English language that is chiefly spoken in the Republic of Korea. Compare British English, American English.
KOREAN MUSSEL, noun. A species of mussel, Mytilus coruscus, heavily used as a food item via mariculture in Korea and China.
KOREAN PENINSULA, proper noun. A peninsula in eastern Asia containing North Korea and South Korea.
KOREAN RADISH, noun. (Korean cuisine) (botany) Alternative term for daikon, particularly its greener, rounder Korean varieties.
KOREAN RADISHES, noun. Plural of Korean radish
KOREAN STUDIES, noun. (humanities) An academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the Korean language, Korean linguistics, and Korean sociolinguistics.
KOREAN WAR, proper noun. A war fought in the Korean Peninsula from 1950–1953 between the Soviet Union-backed Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the United Nations-backed Republic of Korea.
KOREAN WAVE, noun. The popularity of South Korean popular culture in other Asian countries

Dictionary definition

KOREAN, noun. A native or inhabitant of Korea who speaks the Korean language.
KOREAN, noun. The Altaic language spoken by Koreans.
KOREAN, adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Korea or its people or language; "Korean handicrafts".

Wise words

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