Lesson I: Korean Legal Terms & Phrases

This is a first in a serious of posts I shall make for those wanting to learn a little about Korean legal terms. I shall try to post a lesson every week.   I shall try to make this simple at first.  This may be a useful tool, also, for those that are just learning Korean, since I added a few simple sentence.  If you can’t read Korean characters – learn.  The alphabet is easy to learn and I promise that you shall never be able to pronounce words without learning the Korean alphabet.

Lesson I: Korean for Korean Law

I. Korean Words of the Week

A. Supreme Court: 대법원
B. Constitutional Court: 헌법재판소
C. High Court: 고등법원
D. District Court: 지방법원
E. Administrative Court: 행정법원
F. Family Court: 가정법원
G. Patent Court: 특허법원

E. To Go: 가다
F. To Be : 이다

II. Weekly Korean Sentences

A. I am going to the Supreme Court today.
나는 오늘 대법원에 가요.
B. I went to the Supreme Court yesterday.
나는 어제 대법원에 갔어요.
C. I will go to the Constitutional Court tomorrow.
나는 내일 헌법재판소에 갈 거예요.
D. The Family Court is in SeochoGu.
가정법원은 서초구에 있어요.
E. The Patent Court was in Seoul now it is in Taejon.
특허법원은 서울에 있었지만 지금은 대전에 있어요.


Sean Hayes

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