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If a Chinese person had the last name ”金“, how would that name be pronounced in Korean?

So Kim, or “金” might be the most common last name in Korea. However, some Chinese people also have the last name Jin/金. To my knowledge, however, they don't seem to be related, as they have different ...
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Perception of a Chinese to Korean name

I've seen stuff about Chinese to Korean names and so happened to find my personal name as part of a legal list of hanja for names. I was wondering what the personal name 지항 would sound like to a ...
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How would a younger Korean person (child/teen/minor/younger generation) address his/her parents' close friends?

Say the parents are close friends with other Korean parents. They all have their own kids. The kids hang out together and are close friends as well. Now, how would a Korean kid address his/her own ...
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Whats the meaning of this korean name in english?

Whats the meaning of this korean name in english? 신제상 Or like the closest meaning it can have
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How to convert chinese name into korean name?

I've done a lot of research due converting my chinese name to hangul, but I can't find out how, since my characters rarely used. How do I translate my chinese name: 汪凌飞 (Wang Ling Fei) to hangul ...
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Korean Name westernisation and addressing someone

I understand that typically Korean Names are in the format LastName FirstName, and the first name often has two characters (words). I have a LinkedIn connection that I want to email, and they have ...
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What does 얘오 mean after a name?

In the Korean show The Secret Life of My Secretary, when the character Veronica Park introduces herself, she says her name "Veronica Park" (pronounced like an English speaker), followed ...
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how do I make my Korean name from my Chinese name?

I want to make my Korean name from my Chinese name but I can't seem to find it anywhere. my Chinese name is 施芸榛.
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Is My Chinese Name Compatible With Korean?

I heard that many Korean names are derived from Chinese and many Koreans have a Chinese reading of their name, but can it be done vice versa? My name is 沈丕謙, i am guessing if it translated directly, ...
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Does Korean render Japanese names according to how they are read in Hanja?

I observed once how the Japanese name “咲良” was rendered into Hangul as “사쿠라,” instead of its equivalent pronunciation in Hanja (which according to Google Translate is something like “소량”). Is this ...
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How do you convert chinese name to korean name

I would like to convert my chinese name into korean name ,how do i do it? My chinese name is 梁博勋
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What is the meaning of 수상 in 수상보안​간부학교?

I guess, 수상보안​간부학교 is the school name. What does 수상 mean? I searched in the dictionary, and it has several usages. I doubt that it means senior school or prize-awarded school. Does somebody know?
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Is there a special pronunciation following a surname which inserts a 사잇소리?

Watching a Korean TV series, I noticed that the name of the antagonist 지청신 is consistently pronounced as if it were, phonetically, 짓청신. It sounds similar to me to how the first syllable of a word like ...
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The name of the city on a postal cancel

Hi can someone help me with translation of the city (town) name on this postal cancel - on attached photo. Does it start with Chong-? Thank you. Tomaz
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How practical is it to live in Korea without a "Korean name"?

I got to a portion of my Korean homework that asked me to write my name "in Korean". I thought that was really dumb, considering the widespread use of Roman letters in Korea. But lo and behold, ...
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Are Korean names ever written camelcase in English, e.g., HaYoon

I just came across McCune–Reischauer romanization, but would prefer to use Korean names in camelcase, where the hyphen is deleted and the second name is capitalized, e.g., JiYoo. Is there historical ...
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Why is Rob translated as 롭이 instead of 로비?

According to a course at memrise.com, 저는 롭이에요 means I'm Rob (humble). I am wondering why Rob is translated as 롭이 instead of 로비. To me, the latter seems to be more natural and is easier to write.
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Is 회춘 a legit Korean name?

I'm starting to learn Korean and I'm learning how to write my name in Hangeul. The Chinese characters for my name is 懷春。 Based on these (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%87%B7 and https://en....
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What is the hangeul for the personal name 金知桓?

What is the hangeul for the personal name 金知桓? I understand that the family name is 김 but what is the given name? I have searched all the dictionaries I have and google doesn't give me anything.
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Are there any special ways to denote that a word in Korean is a person's name?

Ancient Egyptian placed royal names in Cartouches: an enclosing oval with a line at the end: English of course usually uses a capital letter to denote a person's name. Are there any special ways in ...
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How is Yi, as in Yi Dynasty, spelled in Hangul? [closed]

How is Yi, as in Yi Dynasty, spelled in Hangul?
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Are single character names common?

I was wondering if having only one character in your name is common or not. I was born in the US and not very familiar with the culture, so I'm not sure if it's odd or out of place. I've seen other ...
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Has something that sounds like Jin-hee or jin-hae any meaning in Korean?

Do you know a vocabulary, name of a person,place...Basically anything that sounds about like what I tried to write in Latin letters?
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Why do some Korean given names use the letter 漢?

I have noticed that some South Korean/North Korean given names use the letter 漢 (e.g. 漢宰, 漢率). This seemed a bit odd to me, since 漢 is usually strongly linked to the Han dynasty of China. Why do these ...
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How are Korean baby names traditionally chosen?

In English-speaking countries, there are obviously lots of different things to consider when choosing a name. Often the name chosen might include part of the name of an ancestor, or include a ...
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Are there any traditional Korean names that don't have a Chinese character form?

I'm used to seeing that Korean names written in Hangul are counterparts of Chinese character forms - e.g. 권지용 could be represented 权志龙, 박근혜 as 朴槿惠, and so on. Note that here when I say Chinese ...
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Are there any Korean names not in the format [single character family name] - [two character given name]?

Korean names usually seem to be in the format [single character family name] - [two character given name] -e.g. 김민정, 권지용, 박근혜. Are there any names that are not in this format? e.g. are there any ...
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What do Koreans call Genghis Khan?

What do Koreans call Genghis Khan? That pronunciation/spelling seems quite Anglicised to me.
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Why is 金 differentially written as 김 and 금?

Everyone knows the surname 김, which is 金 in hanja. However, 金 is written as 금 everywhere except the surname, e.g. 금요일 Friday, 금성 Venus, 백금 platinum, 합금 alloy, 기금 fund. Why is the surname 김 written ...
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What is a polite term of address to use for a friend's mother?

What is a polite term of address to use for a friend's mother? Is it impolite to call her by name?
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Is there an easy way to tell whether any given Korean name is typically male or female?

This was one of our definition questions and it interests me. Are Korean names usually explicitly gendered? Are there any common forms/variants used to denote particular genders?
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