Time for another hanja drill and this hanja drill is another important one. The character today is 人 [인]. This simple-looking character is so omnipresent in Korean vocabulary, you would do yourself a disservice not knowing it. The words that utilizes this character are not limited to advanced vocabulary. Plenty of basic words use it. Let’s take a look.
Hanja #25: 人 – 사람 인
The character 人 [인] is, like the previous 女 [여/녀], truly one of the basic hanja you ought to know. So many words use this one character you would be crazy to ignore it. Anyway the character itself represents “person”. As you can guess, many words with this character are therefore deal with persons. Vocabulary regarding humans, professions and such is where you will often find this little hanja sneaking its way in. Besides that, little else remains to be said about this basic hanja.
If you happen to know any other word you think has this hanja, let us know in the comments.
Our 人 Vocabulary List
*Meanings written in italics are the meanings when you use the noun as a 하다 verb.
|군인||Military personnel, serviceman, servicewoman||軍人|
|백인||Caucasian, white person||白人|
|만인||All people, everybody||萬人|