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Five Second Hanja (11) Unify – Tong-il (통일)

Posted in Five Second Hanja (Theme), Korean language, taekwon-do by 노강호 on December 11, 2010

Okay, it’s more complicated, but one of my favourite character combinations, and of significant importance in South Korea is, ”Tong-il.’ ‘Tong’ is the character for ‘govern,’ rule’; ‘unite’, ‘all’ while the single stroke on the right, is the character for, ‘one.’  Combined, they mean ”unification which naturally, is an emotive subject on the peninsula.

tong-il

‘Tong-il’ is also the 24th,  and final pattern (tul, hyong) of the ITF (International Taekwon-do Federation) system.

Simply highlighting 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 obtain a dictionary such as; A Guide to Korean Characters.

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