- a republic in NE Asia: established as a republic in 1948; invaded by North Korea and
Chinese Communists in 1950 but division remained unchanged at the end of the war (1953);
includes over 3000 islands; rapid industrialization. Language: Korean. Religions:
Buddhist, Confucianist, Shamanist, and Chondokyo. Currency: won. Capital: Seoul. Pop:
47 950 000 (2004 est). Area: 98 477 sq km (38 022 sq miles) Korean name: Hanguk
Translations for 'South Korea'
- British English: South Korea South Korea is a republic in north-east Asia.saʊθ kəˈriːə NOUN
- Arabic: كُورْيَا الـْجَنُوبِيَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: Coreia do Sul
- Chinese: 南韩
- Croatian: Južna Koreja
- Czech: Jižní Korea
- Danish: Sydkorea
- Dutch: Zuid-Korea
- European Spanish: Corea del Sur
- Finnish: Etelä-Korea
- French: Corée du Sud
- German: Südkorea
- Greek: Νότια Κορέα
- Italian: Corea del Sud
- Japanese: 韓国
- Korean: 한국
- Norwegian: Sør-Korea
- Polish: Korea Południowa
- Portuguese: Coreia do Sul
- Romanian: Coreea de Sud
- Russian: Южная Корея
- Spanish: Corea del Sur
- Swedish: Sydkorea
- Thai: ประเทศเกาหลีใต้
- Turkish: Güney Kore
- Ukrainian: Південна Корея
- Vietnamese: Hàn Quốc
Example Sentences Including 'South Korea'
But of the estimated 300,000 North Korean refugees in China, fewer than 1,000 were able to reach the safety of South Korea last year.
Globe and Mail (2003)
For example, America, the European Union, Japan and South Korea all have close to three months of oil in reserve (10).
From a small bridgehead, military control over the whole of South Korea had been wrested from the communists in just two weeks.
The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
He has survived the calls for his head, though, and is now on the verge of leading his country to Japan and South Korea next summer.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
In recent years we've had to deal with an increasing volume of Far Eastern competition: Taiwan, South Korea , Hong Kong.
Mr Lim is a former unification minister and one-time head of the National Intelligence Service, South Korea 's spy agency.
Irish Times (2002)
Much the same in the Philippines, South Korea , India and a dozen other countries.
The Touch of Innocents
The game could ultimately decide who tops group six and wins a place at the World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea next year.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
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