51 – 感 – This time with feeling

Originally Published May 2017

This month we are going to look at the character 感 which means feeling or touch. This character is pronounced  감 (“Gam”) in Korean. This character can be found in many Korean words, and knowing its meaning will help you learn these words. It can also be used by itself, which is the first usage we will look at.

Hanja Gam Feeling Touch

Continue reading “51 – 感 – This time with feeling”

50 – 名 – The Name Of The Game

Originally Published April 2017

This month we are going to look at the character 名 which means name. This character is pronounced 명 (“Myeong”) in Korean. This character can be found in many Korean words, and knowing its meaning will help you learn these words. It can also be used by itself, which is the first usage we will look at.

Myeong - name

Continue reading “50 – 名 – The Name Of The Game”

49 – 運 – Get Lucky With Hanja

Originally published March 2017

This month we are going to look at the character 運 which means move, transport, carry, or ship. It can also mean fortune, luck, or fate. This character is pronounced 운 (usually written “Un” but rhymes with ‘tune’ or ‘goon’) in Korean. This character can be found in many Korean words, and knowing its meaning will help you learn these words. We will start by looking at words in which it means fortune, luck, or fate, and then look at the move, transport, carry, or ship words.

oon - move luck

Continue reading “49 – 運 – Get Lucky With Hanja”

48 – 便 – Hanja Is Convenient

Originally published February 2017

hanja pyeon convenient

This month we are going to look at the character 便 which means convenient. It can also mean side. This character is pronounced 편 (“Pyeon”) in Korean. This character can be found in many Korean words, and knowing its meaning will help you learn these words. We will start by looking at words in which it means side, and then look at the convenient words.

Continue reading “48 – 便 – Hanja Is Convenient”

47 – 休 – Relax With Hanja

Originally published January 2017

Hanja Time – January 2017 – “Relax with Hanja”

hanja-hyu-relax

This month we are going to look at the character 休 which means rest, relax. This character is pronounced 휴 (“Hyu”) in Korean. The makeup of this character is fun and pretty easy to remember: it is a pictograph of a person 亻resting against a tree 木. This character can be found in many Korean words, and knowing its meaning will help you learn these words.

Continue reading “47 – 休 – Relax With Hanja”