Glossary of Select Korean Words and Phrases
aedûl appa (애들아빠): the father of my children
aegi ômmadûl (애기 엄마들): mothers of children
aiemep’û or aimep’û sat’ae (아이엠에프 사태): IMF crisis, Asian Debt Crisis
aiemep’û silchik nosukcha (아이엠에프
실직
노숙자): IMF homeless, short-term
street people
arûbait’û (아르바이트): part-time jobs
asurajang (아수라장): a hell of a battlefield
bench’yô ch’angôp (벤쳐 창업): to found a venture company
bench’yô kiôp (벤쳐 기업): venture companies
bench’yô ôpkye (벤쳐 산업,
벤쳐
업계): venture industry
bench’yô saôp (벤쳐 사업): venture business
bench’yô yôlp’ung (벤쳐 열풍): venture wind
chaebôl (재벌): big corporations or conglomerates
ch’aegim sojae (책임소재): process of identifying the “proper” person in charge
chaehwalûiji (재활의지): intention to rehabilitate (oneself )
chaeya seryôk (재야세력): dissident groups promoting democratization
chagi kwalli (자기관리): self-management
chagi kyebal (자기계발): self-cultivation
chahwal / chaehwal shimt’ô (자활/재활 쉼터): recovery/rehabilitation shelter
Ch’amyô Yôndae (참여연대): People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy
(PSPD)
ch’angjojôk (창조적): creative
ch’angôp chôngsin (창업정신): the entrepreneurial spirit for successful self-
realization
ch’angûisông (창의성): creativity
chayulsông (자율성): autonomy
Chayu ûi Chip (자유의 집): House of Freedom
Che i ûi Kôn’guk Wiwônhoe (제 2의 건국위원회): Committee of the Second
Foundation of the Nation
Cheju Sa Sam Hangjaeng (제주 4.3 항쟁): Cheju Uprising
ch’eyuk taehoe (체육대회): sport contests
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