Definition of South Korean in English:

South Korean


  • Relating to or characteristic of South Korea or its people.

    ‘the 1956 South Korean film classic’
    • ‘South Korean companies have made substantial investment commitments.’
    • ‘South Korean engineering companies have in recent years clinched a large share of infrastructure and construction deals in the region.’
    • ‘The South Korean forward scored twice.’
    • ‘The South Korean won jumped 15%.’
    • ‘The South Korean actor was awarded the Rising Star Award.’


  • A native or inhabitant of South Korea.

    ‘he coached the South Koreans for the Olympics’
    • ‘The South Korean graduated in medicine from Seoul University School of Medicine in 1971 and gained his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Hawaii in 1981.’
    • ‘Khan fights in the quarter-finals against a decent 24-year-old South Korean.’
    • ‘The South Koreans are appealing the decision to the sport's supreme ruling body.’
    • ‘Approximately 80% of South Koreans now live in cities.’
    • ‘South Koreans have traditionally expected to have jobs for life.’


South Korean

/saʊθ kəˈriːən/