The Difference Between Korean And English
Most of Korean people have studied English from when they entered elementary school. Because we live in an age so called ‘globalization’, we are likely to study mother tongue and English which become official language in the world. So, it is common for many people who live in Korea to use English in their daily life. Even though we may think that Korean and English have many similarities, because we are used to English, they are different in 3 major ways.
The first reason why Korean and English are different is that their difference about a grammatical structure. Firstly, Korean mostly says sentence subject, object, and verb order. For example, Korean says ‘I you love’. However, English sentence order is subject, verb and object like ‘I love you’. Secondly, there is postposition in Korean language. It is attached to every subject, object and verb. On the other hand, there is no postposition in English. Instead of postposition, proposition have a same rule in English.
The second reason why Korean and English are different is related to commemoration. Firstly, it is definite to say King Sejong is a founder of Korean language. It is quite clear for Korean to say that King Sejong had dedicated his life for creating new language for their people. However, there is no vivid evidence that who created English. Secondly, there is national holiday ‘Hangul Proclamation Day’ in Korea. We celebrate every October 9th to remember our precious language. On the other hand, English do not have any memorial day for English. Because it had been quite long time to create English during ancient age.
The last reason why Korean and English are different is that character is modified and mixed in Korean language. On the one hand, some Korean characters can be modified as the occasion. For example, letter ‘ㄱ’ can be ‘ㄲ’ if pronunciation are different. On the other hand, English letter have diverse pronunciation in different...