Sunday, February 2, 2014

0126 - 祖[조] - 할아버지, 할아비 - ancestor, forefather; grandfather

The Story [이야기] :

  • This character is composed of 示 which can mean "to be seen/a spirit" and 且 which can mean "a big and heavy memorial tablet".  To pay tribute to one's ancestors, erect big memorial tablets for them.  Sometimes, the spirit 示 of one's ancestors will come out of the memorial tablets 且.

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

조부 [] - a grandfather
조모 [] - a grandmother
조부모 [] - grandparents, grandparent
외조부 [] - a grandfather on one's mother's side; a maternal grandfather
외조모 [] - a grandmother on one's mother's side; a maternal grandmother
부조 [] - ancestors; forefathers; forebears; fathers; father and grandfather
조상 [] - an ancestor; a forefather
선조 [] - an ancestor; a forefather; a progenitor; a predecessor
조국 [] - the fatherland; one's mother country; one's native land; one's homeland
교조 [] - the founder of a religion


Example Sentences [예문] :

이미 오늘날 아버지, 어머니, 친 등 6의 성이 단 한 의 만 돌보고있는 계는 흔한 일이 되고 있다.
Already, it is not rare that six adults - father, mother, grandparents on father's side and grandparents on mother's side - care for just one child in Korean homes today.

현재 광화이 다시 한번 우뚝 섬에 따라, 우리는 얼마나 우리 들이 우리 나라의 독을 위해 노하고 있는지 억할 수 있다.
Now as Gwanghwamun stands tall once again, we can remember how much our ancestors struggled for our country's independence.

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