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Postby hyunwoo » September 2nd, 2007 9:57 am

Thank you Jacqueline, I'll add Dominican Republic to the list.
Sorry I didn't have it in the list from the start ^_^!!!

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Postby maxiewawa » September 2nd, 2007 2:00 pm

I saw a documentary the other day, and there was a speech by 김인순, leader of North Korea. The subtitles kept mentioning 'North Korea' and I was listening out for what he was saying, (I was listening for something that sounded like 한극) but all I heard was 저순. This rang a bell because the Chinese word is 朝鲜... is 저순 (or however it's spelt) another word for 북한?

Also, I understood some of the Korean in the documentary. A south Korean actress was telling about how she was abducted and taken to Pyong Yang. She described how she was taken into a huge room, and introduced to a short man with glasses. His simple words (in Korean): 안녕하닙니카,저 극 김인순. (Hello, I'm Kim Il Sung). I was happy that I could understand that much without subtitles! A sad story though.

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Postby hyunwoo » September 2nd, 2007 6:46 pm

Wow. It's really awesome how much you understood. Did you see on the Internet?

His name is 김일성, and what he said is "조선인민주의공화국".

It's 朝鲜人民主意共和国 in Chinese.

And I believe the last part of 공화국(which is 'republic'), '화국' sounded like '한국'


조선인민주의공화국 is the official name for North Korea.

조선 is the name of the previous dynasty of Korea,

and 인민주의 means 'populism'

and 공화국 means 'republic'


I hope this helps!!

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Postby steved » September 4th, 2007 12:44 am

I just finished listening to lesson #4. Things are coming along! I noticed that the lesson introduced Australia as a phonetic translation and I thought that I would check the list here and it is the same. Does Australia still go by 호주?

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Postby hyunwoo » September 4th, 2007 12:47 am

Yeah, Austrailia goes by 호주 as well.
I'd say it's 50-50. :D

I believe 호주 is written in the PDF as well.
I will update the list by adding 호주 next to 오스트레일리아.

Thank you Steve^_^!

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Postby hyunwoo » September 4th, 2007 4:39 pm

And to add to what I wrote up above,

'조선인민주의공화국' is the Korean way of calling it ,

and in Chinese it's 朝鲜民主主义人民共和国 .

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Postby Ulver_684 » November 19th, 2007 8:08 am

hyunwoo wrote:And to add to what I wrote up above,

'조선인민주의공화국' is the Korean way of calling it ,

and in Chinese it's 朝鲜民主主义人民共和国 .


Hyunwoo-sun! :wink:

Thank you for adding Mexico 멕시코 from the start! 8)

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Postby hyunwoo » November 19th, 2007 11:20 pm

Ulver_684 wrote:Hyunwoo-sun! :wink:
Thank you for adding Mexico 멕시코 from the start! 8)


천만에요~ ^^

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Postby Hanchii » February 1st, 2012 3:20 am

안녕하세요, 한치 입니다. 체코사람 입니다.

Happy to see Czech Republic on the list ㅋㅋㅋ 8)

Hanchi


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