December 03, 2021

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?