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Korea: English, Borrowed Words, Konglish

Categories: East Asia, North Korea, South Korea, Language

Words adopted from another language, or ‘borrowed words’ permeate the Korean language. R. Elgin wrote an informative post [1] about how borrowed English words are being used in Korea compared to loanwords in other countries; many English words are, instead of being completely or partially naturalized, phonetically rendered into Korean, often in forms of Konglish [2]