English words of Korean origin
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Words of Korean origin have entered other languages, including English.
Words that appear in at least some English dictionaries
- from 재벌, a family-controlled industrial conglomerate in South Korea.
- from 한글, the Korean alphabet
- a wide variety of pickled, fermented vegetables
- from 기생 (妓生), female Korean entertainers 
- from Goryeo (alt. Koryo) (고려, 高麗), historic dynasty of Korea that unified the peninsula (see Names of Korea)
- from 소주 (燒酒), Korean liquor similar to Sake.
- from 태권도 (胎拳道), a globally-popular sport and martial art
Words that do not appear in dictionaries but may be well known
- from 비빔밥, white rice mixed with vegetables, beef, and chili paste
- from 초보 (初步), a novice, especially in Internet gaming
- from 고수 (高手), a person with great skill, especially in Internet gaming
- from 한탄강 (漢灘江), the Hantan River
- from 장기 (將棋), variant of Korean chess
- from 갈비, BBQ marinated beef ribs
- from 김밥, Korean rice roll.
- from 묵찌빠, a Korean variant of the game 'rock-paper-scissors'
Well Known Korean Brand Names
- from 현대 (現代), modern, also the name of a major Korean company
- from 럭키금성 (Lucky 金星), Lucky + Goldstar (also Venus), also the name of a major Korean company
- from 삼성 (三星), three stars, also the name of a major Korean company
- from 삼양 (三養), also the name of a major Korean company
- from 선경 (鮮京, Sunkyung) from 선만주단 (鮮滿綢緞, Joseon-Manchuria Silks Company) and 경도직물 (京都織物, Kyeong-do Textile Company)
- from 대우 (大宇), 'Great Universe', also the name of a major Korean company
- from 한국, Tire manufacturer - name comes from the Korean name of the country of South Korea
- ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaebol
- ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kisaeng
- ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soju
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