(Originally published March 2016)
This month we are going to take a quick look at the character 里 which means village and is pronounced 리 (“Ri”) in Korean. Village names in Korea end in “-ri”. When I was stationed in Korea it was in a base located next to the village of 안정리 (“An-Jeong-Ri”).
This character is made up of two smaller characters which give it a special meaning: A village 里 is place where there are fields 田 and land 土 where where people live.
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