It is time for another location hanja and this hanja is 中 [중]. This is an interesting hanja as you will use it it not only for China, but Korean grammar also has a use for this hanja. Let’s take a look at this hanja of many firsts, shall we?

Hanja #43: 中 – 가운데 중

中 [중] is another location hanja. The location it represents is ‘middle’. While I say location character, the concept of middle it represents is far broader. You can also use it in the sense of time and such. Therefore you will see this character pop up with a lot of other hanja. One of the most known words with this character is the Korean word for China, 중국 [中].

However, this is a rather curious hanja as you have already learned a use of it and it is not a word. You see a time ago I introduced the grammar topic 중. Well that 중 is this very hanja 中 [중]. An interesting, little tidbit to know, no?

If you happen to know any other word you think has this hanja, let us know in the comments.

Our 中 Vocabulary List

*Meanings written in italics are the meanings when you use the noun as a 하다 verb.

한국어 Meaning 한자어
Middle
중국 China
연중 Year-round, the whole year, all the year round
중동 The Middle-East
한중 Korea-China
수중 In water, underwater
중년 Mid-life
밤중 Midnight, the middle of night
그중 Among others, among them, of them
중국인 Chinese (person)
중학교 Middle school, junior high
중학생 Middle schooler, junior high student
Hanja Word Drill: 中 – 가운데 중
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Hanja Word Drill: 中 – 가운데 중