Cramming Korean: You know more than you think

Many Korean words are derived from English. Revel in the sudden increase in your Korean vocabulary.


Love is the common language, obviously.

마이크

ma i keu

Microphone (or Mike)

토마토

to ma to

Tomato

크리스마스

keu ri seu ma seu

Christmas

카메라

ka me ra

Camera

컴퓨터

keom pyu teo

Computer

포크

po keu

Fork – not quite the same as the English word, but this one makes me laugh, because the Korean words appears to indicate what you do with a fork: poke something or someone

You’ll find more words at Korean Words Derived From English.

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