South Korean standard language or Pyojun-eo (Korean표준어; Hanja標準語), is the South Korean standard version of the Korean language. It is based on the Seoul dialect. It uses the hangeul alphabet, created in December 1443 by Joseon-era king Sejong the Great.[1] It also occasionally uses Hanja. Unlike the North Korean standard language, the South Korean standard language includes many loan-words from Chinese, as well as some from English and from other European languages.[2]

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  1. ^ Kim-ung-Key (1997). The Korean Alphabet: Its History and Structure. University of Hawaii Press. p. 15. ISBN 9780824817237.
  2. ^ Ahn, Hyejeong (2017). Attitudes to World Englishes: Implications for Teaching English in South Korea. Taylor & Francis. pp. 30–33. ISBN 978-1315394299.