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Jaehwi: Hi everyone. Welcome back to Korean Weekly Words Holiday Edition. I am Jaehwi. And in this video, we will be talking about Liberation Day which is in Korean 광복절 (gwangbokjeol). So 광복절 (gwangbokjeol) “Liberation Day” is actually one of the big holidays in Korea. So for sure it is a national holiday. So people will take a day off. The word 광복절 (gwangbokjeol) literally means the day that we bring the light back. So let’s see what happened and more about this holiday.
광복절 (gwangbokjeol) “Liberation Day.” So with that word, you can say 광복절은 한국 사람들에게 중요한 기념일 중 하나입니다. (Gwangbokjeoreun hanguk saramdeurege jungyohan ginyeomil jung hanaimnida.) which means “광복절 (gwangbokjeol) Liberation Day is one of the most important holidays to Korean people.”
일본 제국주의 (ilbon jegukjuui) “Japanese imperialism.” 일본 제국주의에 저항하는 독립운동이 많이 있었습니다. (Ilbon jegukjuuie jeohanghaneun dokribundongi mani isseotsseumnida.) which means “There were a lot of independent movements against Japanese imperialism.” Not only inside the Korean peninsula, we also had provisional government of Korea in Shanghai, China too which organized the independent movement and actually some more movements to bring the freedom to Korean people from Japanese imperialism.
대한민국 정부 수립 (daehanminguk jeongbu surip) “establishment of the Republic of Korea government.” So 대한민국 (daehanminguk) means “Republic of Korea,” 정부 (jeongbu) means “government” and 수립 (surip) is the word for “establishment.” With that word, I can say 광복절 후 대한민국 정부 수립을 이룰 수 있었습니다. (Gwangbokjeol hu daehanminguk jeongbu suribeul irul su isseotsseumnida.) which means “After Liberation Day, we could make the establishment of the Republic of Korea government.”
독립 기념관 (dongnip ginyeomgwan) “Independence Hall of Korea.” With that word, you can say 광복절에 사람들은 순국선열을 기리기 위해서 독립 기념관을 찾습니다. (Gwangbokjeore saramdeureun sungukseonyeoreul girigi wihaeseo dongnip ginyeomgwaneul chatsseumnida.) which means “On Liberation Day, some people visit the Independence Hall to remember those who sacrificed their life for the country.” I really wanted to visit the Independence Hall of Korea but I haven’t got a chance yet. I definitely want to visit there someday.
자유 (jayu) “freedom.” So when I think about 광복절 (gwangbokjeol) the first word that I can think about is 자유 (jayu). You can say 광복절 이후에 사람들은 진정한 자유를 느낄 수 있게 되었습니다. (Gwangbokjeol ihue saramdeureun jinjeonghan jayureul neukkil su itge doeeotsseumnida.) which means “After Liberation Day, many people could feel the real freedom.”
Okay that’s all the words about 광복절 (gwangbokjeol) Independence Day. Check out the website to check more about this holiday. And I will see you next time. 다음 시간에 뵙겠습니다. (Daeum sigane boepgetsseumnida.) 안녕히 계세요. (Annyeonghi gyeseyo.)