Hanja Lesson 20: 土, 世, 木, 球, 立

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In this lesson you will learn five characters related to the earth.

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= = Earth
(Korean name:
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Lesson20pic1Common words using this character:
土地 = land, ground
土요日 = Saturday
國土 = a country’s land, territory

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= = Man/Humankind
(Korean name:
인간 )

Lesson20pic2Common words using this character:
世上 = the world
世代 = generation
新世代 = new generation
中世 = the Middle Ages

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= = Tree
(Korean name:
나무 )

Another elementary character that doesn’t come up much in conversation, but is one of the characters that most Korean people know. Technically can be used to mean “tree”, but the Korean word “나무” is used much more often.

Lesson20pic4Common words using this character:
木요일 = Thursday

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= = Ball, Circle
(Korean name:
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Lesson20pic3nCommon words using this character:
地球 = Earth
축球 = soccer
축球場 = soccer field
야球 = baseball
야球場 = baseball field
농球 = basketball
배球 = volleyball

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= = To be Set up/Established
(Korean name:
)

Lesson20pic5Common words using this character:
國立 = national
國立公원 = national park
國立고등學校 = national high school
國立大學 = national university
사立 = private
독立 = independent

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That’s it for Unit 1! You have now learned the first 105 characters that any learner of Korean should know.

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