외국인들에게 생소할 수 있는 한국 인사의 특징, 한국이름의 특징, 한국어 호칭, 한복에 대해 영어로 소개한 글입니다.
한국문화 수업 시간 등에 활용하면 좋을 것 같습니다.
1. 한국 이름의 특징 What`s in a Korean name?
2. 한국의 만남 인사와 작별 인사
Greetings of Korean & Goodbyes of Korean
3. 연장의 성(姓)만 부르지 마세요.
Don`t call someone older than you by their first name
4. 한복 Hanbok, the Korean traditional dress
1. What`s in a Korean name? (한국 이름의 특징)
Typically, a Korean name consists of a family name, made up one Chinese character, and a given name, usually made up of two Chinese characters. Take, for instance, an common Korean name such as `Kim Yeong Su(김영수)`. Here, `Kim(김)` is the family name, and `Yeong Su(영수)` is the given name.
Traditionally, when parents select a child`s given name in Korea, they derive it from two Chinese characters. One Chinese character is affixed according to generation so that brothers, sisters and cousins have the same Chinese character. The second Chinese character is selected individually by the parents. These two Chinese characters, when combined, form the child`s name. However, many modern Korean parents have chosen a different method of selecting their child`s given name. Instead of selecting it via the use of Chinese characters, many Korean parents choose pure Korean names without any reference to Chinese characters.
Currently, there are approximately 90 family names in Korea. Some of the most common family names in Korea are Kim(김), Lee(이), Park(박) and Choi(최). In most Western countries, after a woman marries she legally adopts her husband`s family name as her own. However, in Korea, a woman maintains her family`s name throughout her life.