[Ask Hyojin] What do “새한불사전” and “새한노사전” mean?

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Do you know the name of your country in Korean?

For some country names, people use its English name. And for some other names, there’s a Korean word for it. Mostly, Sino Korean words. But in the past, there were only Sino Korean names for foreign country names.

In this Ask Hyojin episode, Hyojin introduces France and Russia’s old names – Sino-Korean names – and explains what 새한불사전 and 새한노사전 mean.

Vocabulary and sample sentences introduced in this video :

새 집
새 신발
한국
한식
한복
사전
미국
인도
멕시코
프랑스
불란서
러시아
노국
노서아
불어불문학과
노어노문학과

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  • Sabina

    So 한국어문학과 becomes Korean language and literature.
    I see this expression on the door of the korean classroom at my university.

    Thanks Hyojin teacher.

  • Gerald

    Many Hanja discussed in this video. It would nice if the Hanja were displayed on the screen as discussed, or at least included beside the Hangul on the word list below the video.

    Anyway, you went into more depth in this one than usual, and I appreciate that.

  • Wardine

    Would love to see an explanation of the pattern -ㄴ/ㄹ 바, or of the word 바 in general, that is quite often found within newspapers and articles. There isn’t any sufficient explanation on the English side of the web.

    • haley

      hay

    • Greg

      바 is analog with these grammar points.
      1. ~는/ㄹ 것
      2. ~ㄹ 방법 (method to…)
      3. ~ㄴ 일/적/바 있다 (event)
      4. ~는/ㄹ 바에는/바에야 = in such case… then you say what should be probably better done in the future. ~는 게 좋다/낫다, ~야 되다, 안 할 수(밖에) 없다, (으)면, and all these future forms I guess. 한국어가 이렇게 어려운 바에야 포기하는 게 좋겠어요.
      I think it’s same as 는 이상

      If you still don’t understand, maybe give some more specific examples.

    • Greg

      Ah it’s a bit different from ~ㄴ 적이 있다/없다. So only 일이 있다/없다 in 3rd case.

    • Wardine

      That pretty much covers all the contexts I’ve seen that word in, thanks!

  • haley

    I love supjoer

  • http://@FidelDM FidelDM

    I have some issues with the pronunciation of this word 나뭇잎 [na-mun-nip],ᄉ + 이 becomes 니, why? Is there a rule for this type of exceptions? Is there other words with this peculiar pronunciation? Can you make a video about this?

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  • thugiang

    선생님!아무나, 누구나, 아무도 차이가 어떻게 됩니까?
    더떻게 전확히게 사용한 지 잘 모릅니다.
    잘 부탁드립니다.
    감사합니다.

  • 아틸라

    Beautiful explanation! :)
    고맙습니다!

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