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.
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?