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Five Second Hanja (1) Big-Large (큰-대)

Posted in Five Second Hanja (Theme), Korean language by 노강호 on September 22, 2010

This character is very common and means big or large. Originally a pictogram, it is easily remembered as a representation of a person holding their arms outstretched, as you might do when telling someone how big something is.

(큰-대) Remove the outstretched arms and you're left with person (사람-인)

Found in restaurants, place names, rock inscriptions as such as well as Korean names.



Dae-Han-Min- Guk (대한민국) – 大韓民國

Dae-Po – (artillery) – 大砲

This series of posts is not aimed to teach hanja, I am not in the least qualified for such a  task, but to simply highlight some of the important and simpler characters. For information on stroke order, radicals and the two elements of a character (spoken – meaning). I suggest you buy a dictionary such as; A Guide to Korean Characters.

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  1. Hamish Nelson said, on September 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Nice and easy to remember. I should really learn to read Korean one of these days 😦

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