Korean wave sweeps over Oxford English Dictionary – bulgogi, galbi and kimbap among 26 new Korean entries, joining K-pop and kimchi

//Korean wave sweeps over Oxford English Dictionary – bulgogi, galbi and kimbap among 26 new Korean entries, joining K-pop and kimchi

Korean wave sweeps over Oxford English Dictionary – bulgogi, galbi and kimbap among 26 new Korean entries, joining K-pop and kimchi

The Korean wave refers to the late-20th and 21st century global fervour for South Korea and its popular culture. Such worldwide engagement has been a driving force for increased currency of Korean-origin and Korean-related vocabulary – resulting in 26 words being added to the Oxford English Dictionary’s (OED) September 2021 update.These include Korean wave, and its Korean-origin equivalent, hallyu, both first attested in English in 2001. Hallyu, modelled after the Mandarin hánliú, used in…

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