Hanja Unit 2: Lessons 21 – 40

HanjaUnit2ThumbThe characters introduced in Unit 1 are, for all intents and purposes, characters that every Korean person is expected to be able to recognize and know how to replicate. However, the characters introduced in Unit 2 are more complex. Although most Korean people would be able to recognize most of the characters introduced in this Unit, some Korean people (especially the younger generation) would not be able to.

The difference is that native Korean speakers (just like native speakers of any language) can often guess the meaning of an unknown word based on feeling and context due to their exposure to the language. However, we are not native speakers. We need other tools to allow us to understand the meaning of unknown words because we have not been exposed to Korean since birth.

The following is 95 more characters (to bring us to an even 200) that will help you understand the roots of Korean words easier. I created this list based on my own experiences with studying Korean and Hanja, and their relationship with one-another.

Lesson 21
Direction 2
右, 左, 回, 向, 反
Lesson 22
Work
工, 業, 務, 勤, 會
Lesson 23
Personal
者, 士, 自, 個, 主
Lesson 24
Language
言, 語, 話, 談, 交
Lesson 25
Movement
行, 進, 通, 習, 動
Lesson 26
Bright
光, 明, 華, 電, 特
Lesson 27
Thing
物, 作, 料, 資, 製
Lesson 28
Transportation
車, 路, 道, 驛
Lesson 29
Teaching
敎, 育, 科, 講, 訓
Lesson 30
Group
共, 團, 協, 政, 副
Lesson 31
Buy and Sell
店, 商, 換, 買, 賣
Lesson 32
Peace
平, 安, 和, 空, 園
Lesson 33
High, Low, Good, Bad
高, 最, 初, 惡, 低
Lesson 34
Numbers
加, 減, 配, 記, 兩
Lesson 35
Ocean, Water
海, 島, 船, 雨, 浴
Lesson 36
Start
原, 開, 創, 始
Lesson 37
Finish
完, 了, 末, 成
Lesson 38
Places
域, 房, 點, 館, 所
Lesson 39
Life
活, 住, 常, 毛, 事
Lesson 40
Food
辛, 油, 肉
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