What is Sino-Korean?
Sino-Korean basically means that a specific words source is originally Chinese. About 60% of Korean has Chinese origins as a basis. Words like 인간 (person/human) use the Chinese character (or hanja in Korean) 人 make the 인 in 인간.
Is Sino-Korean Important?
Yes and no haha. It’s not vital to know the origins of a word from the Chinese character or recognize the hanja but it can be very useful. (more…)