March 24, 2023
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans have different regional accents?

Authorities insist everyone speak standardized language, but people actually use a range of slang, profanity and accents

“Ask a North Korean” is an NK News series featuring interviews with and columns by North Korean defectors, most of whom left the DPRK within the last few years.

Readers may submit their questions for defectors by emailing [email protected] and including their first name and city of residence.