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North Korea



  1. a republic in NE Asia, on the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and the Yellow Sea: established in 1948 as a people's republic; mostly rugged and mountainous, with fertile lowlands in the west Language: Korean. Currency: won. Capital: Pyongyang. Pop: 24 720 407 (2013 est). Area: 122 313 sq km (47 225 sq miles) Official name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea Korean name: Chosŏn

Translations for 'North Korea'

  • British English: North KoreaPronunciation for North Korea North Korea is a republic in north-east Asia.nɔːθ kəˈrɪə NOUN
  • Arabic: كُورْيَا الْشِّمَالِيَةPronunciation for كُورْيَا الْشِّمَالِيَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Coreia do NortePronunciation for Coreia do Norte
  • Chinese: 北朝鲜Pronunciation for 北朝鲜
  • Croatian: Sjeverna KorejaPronunciation for Sjeverna Koreja
  • Czech: Severní KoreaPronunciation for Severní Korea
  • Danish: NordkoreaPronunciation for Nordkorea
  • Dutch: Noord-KoreaPronunciation for Noord-Korea
  • European Spanish: Corea del NortePronunciation for Corea del Norte
  • Finnish: Pohjois-KoreaPronunciation for Pohjois-Korea
  • French: Corée du NordPronunciation for Corée du Nord
  • German: NordkoreaPronunciation for Nordkorea
  • Greek: Βόρεια ΚορέαPronunciation for Βόρεια Κορέα
  • Italian: Corea del NordPronunciation for Corea del Nord
  • Japanese: 北朝鮮Pronunciation for 北朝鮮
  • Korean: 북한Pronunciation for 북한
  • Norwegian: Nord-KoreaPronunciation for Nord-Korea
  • Polish: Korea PółnocnaPronunciation for Korea Północna
  • Portuguese: Coreia do NortePronunciation for Coreia do Norte
  • Romanian: Coreea de Nord
  • Russian: Северная КореяPronunciation for Северная Корея
  • Spanish: Corea del NortePronunciation for Corea del Norte
  • Swedish: NordkoreaPronunciation for Nordkorea
  • Thai: เกาหลีเหนือPronunciation for เกาหลีเหนือ
  • Turkish: Kuzey KorePronunciation for Kuzey Kore
  • Ukrainian: Північна Корея
  • Vietnamese: Bắc Triều TiênPronunciation for Bắc Triều Tiên

Example Sentences Including 'North Korea'

But not all defence experts are convinced that North Korea has the capabilities suggested by the CIA.
New Scientist (2003)
He was full of his usual shrewd observations about world trouble spots like Cambodia, North Korea and the Middle East.
Thatcher, Margaret The Downing Street Years
If the Bush administration decides to focus on Iran rather than North Korea , Kim Jong Il may find himself simply ignored.
Belfast Telegraph (2005)
In Beijing yesterday, North Korea 's ambassador to China, Choe Jin Su, called on Washington to reopen talks.
Globe and Mail (2003)
President George W. Bush has identified Iran as part of an "axis of evil," along with North Korea and the former Iraqi regime.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2004)
Seoul has also stepped up diplomatic overtures to Russia and China to seek help in pressuring North Korea to compromise.
Globe and Mail (2003)
`Everyone had their snouts in the trough: South Africa, China, North Korea.
Adam, Paul A Nasty Dose of Death


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