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About Korean Language

Korean is the official language of both South Korea and North Korea, where there are roughly 48 million and 24 million speakers respectively. Korean is also spoken by people of Korean descent living in China, Japan and the USA, making the total of Korean speakers to be about 80 million worldwide. Korean has many local dialects which differ from region to region. There are also significant differences in vocabulary, verb infection, and pronunciation between Korean language used in North and South Korea due to the two countries’ long-standing split.

Difficult to learn

Korean is classified as one of the most difficult language for English speakers to pick up. To achieve language proficiency, learners would need approximately 1.69 years, 88 weeks or 2,200 class hours. The reasons for its exceptional difficulty are different sentence structures, syntax and verb conjugations. Though writing Korean using the phonetic Hangul script is relatively simple, Korean writing system also relies on many adapted Chinese characters called Hanja, which English speakers may struggle to memorize. English speakers are likely to find speaking and hearing Korean to be challenging as well due to unique sounds that can be hard to recognize.

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