Korean Language Trivia Game
Where is Korean spoken?
South Korea and North Korea
What is the name of Korean writing?
Some Korean words you already know:
태권도 [taekwondo]; 김치 [kimchi]
Korean contains many words borrowed from English! Flip the card to see which ones.
토마토, [tomato], 바나나, [banana], 피아노 [piano], 컴퓨터 [computer],프린터 [printer],유머 [humor], 힙 [hip]
How many vowels and consonants make up Hangul?
10 vowels and 14 consonants
What is the language that Korea used before Hangul?
Chinese characters ( 한자[Hanja] (漢字))
In Korean sentences, the verb always comes last.
우리는 6시에 저녁 먹는다.
The direct translation looks like this: We at 6 dinner eat.
famous Korean tongue twister:
간장 공장 공장장은 장 공장장이고 된장 공장 공장장은 강 공장장이다
[Kanjang kongjang kongjang-jang-ǔn jang kongjang-jang-igo toenjang kongjang kongjang-jang-ǔn kang kongjang-jang-ida]
The factory manager of the soy sauce factory is factory manager Chang and the factory manager of the soybean paste factory is factory-manager Kang.
a well-known Korean quotation:
죽고자 하면 살고, 살고자 하면 죽는다
[Chuk-koja ha-myǒn salgo, sal-goja ha-myǒn chuk-nǔnda]
The soldier who fights to death never dies, but the soldier who fights for existence never truly exists
Admiral Yi Sun-shin (1545- 1598)
Koreans do not use the word “my” very often because it sounds self-centered.
Americans say, “my house,” “my country,” “my mother,” “my husband/wife.”
Koreans say, “our house,” “our country,” “our mother,” “our husband/wife.”