Ask a North Korean: How many North Koreans read Chinese characters? | NK News
June 15, 2024
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: How many North Koreans read Chinese characters?

"I had always wanted to learn Chinese. I memorized 3000 characters by myself in my spare time"

Every week, we ask a North Korean your questions, giving you the chance to learn more about the country we know so little about.

Today’s question comes from Weiyu Chen: Do North Koreans truly understand Hanja (Chinese characters) words such as in legal jargon, "four character phrases" (idioms) and propaganda material?

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