We have come at the end. The last hanja of the 8th Hanja level we will discuss is 長 [장]. It is one of the hanja characters that has two very different uses. One of those uses will remind you in a way of the character 人 [인] (person). Let’s take a gander at our final hanja, shall we?

Hanja #50: 長 – 길 장, 어른 장

長 [장] is a hanja that has two distinct meanings and as such it has two 음훈. The first meaning it can represent is ‘length’ and the second meaning is ‘adult’. Because of those meanings the vocabulary that uses the hanja can have completely different meanings. One group will have to do with the length of things, while the other group of vocabulary are all persons, many of them occupations. So as you can imagine it is an interesting character to know.

With this we have come at the end of our journey through all 50 hanja that make up the 8th hanja level. These hanja are in a way important to know as it can help you understand words you do not actively know. However, the vocabulary we give with each hanja in hangeul is, of course, always more important.

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

Our 長 Vocabulary List

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

한국어 Meaning 한자어
교장 Principal, headmaster
실장 Department Head
생장 Growth and development
장녀 Oldest daughter
학장 Dean
장목 Lumber, timber
Hanja Word Drill: 長 – 길 장, 어른 장
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Hanja Word Drill: 長 – 길 장, 어른 장