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English loanwords in Korean language

I think that memorizing Korean words will be easier for people who study English or speak it. It is because a lot of Korean words that have derived from English. Even though Korean people don’t know the spellings of English words, they have written the pronunciation of English words by Hangeul.

Today, we will look at various English loanwords in Korean! Let's look words at below

1. 하이힐 – ‘high heels’  -  'hi-heel'

2. 로맨틱 - 'Romantic'  - 'Ro-man-tic'

3. 섹시 - 'Sexy'  - 'Sex-e'

4. 쇼핑 - 'Shopping' - 'Shop-ping'

5. 스커트 - 'Skirt' - 'Skir-t'

6. 유니폼 - 'Uniform' - 'Uni-form'

7. 키 - 'Key' - 'Ke-y'

8. 비디오 - 'Video' '- Vi-deo'

9. 오디오 - 'Audio' '- O-dio'

10. 탤런트 - 'Talent' - 'Tae-lent'

11. 보트 - 'Boat' -  'Bo-t'

12. 뉴스 - 'News' - 'New-s'

13. 택시 - 'Taxi' - 'Tax-i'

14. 버스 - 'Bus' - 'Bu-s'

15. 카드 - 'Card' - 'Car-d'

16. 크리스마스 - 'Christmas' - 'Ch-ri-st-mas'

17. 컵 - 'Cup' - 'Cu-p'

18. 체크인 - 'Check-in' - 'Che-ck-in'

19. 카메라 - 'Camera' - 'Ca-me-ra'

20. 필름 - 'film' - 'fil-m'

21. 디지털 - 'Digital' - 'Di-gi-tal'

22. 클럽 - 'Club' - 'Cl-ub'

23. 멀티미디어 - 'Multimedia' - 'Mul-ti-me-dia'

24. 체크아웃 - 'Check-out' - 'Check-out'

25. 패밀리 - 'family' - 'Pae-mily'

26. 베이비 - 'baby' - 'baby'

27. 비즈니스 - 'business' - 'Bi-si-ni-s'

28. 이코노미 - 'economy' - 'E-co-no-my'

29. 클래스 - 'class' - 'Cl-ass'

30. 퍼스트 레이디 - 'first lady' - 'fir-st-lae-dy'

31. 퍼스트 클래스 - 'first class'- fir-st-cla-ss'

32. 팩스 - 'fax' - 'fa-x'

33. 폰 - 'phone' - 'pho-ne'

34. 마사지 - 'massage' -ma-sa-ge'

35. 웨딩 - 'wedding' - 'wea-ding'

36. 홈페이지 - 'homepage' - 'hom-page'

When western culture was introduced in Korea, there weren't adequate words to symbolize some products and new method of livelihood. That’s why people accepted the English loanwords in Korean language. If there is anything that you know about this, let’s share together!

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