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The North Korean Alphabet and Some Words

Korean Alphabet
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“Chosongul” is the name of the Korean alphabet. It has 24 letters. Chosongul is a phonetic system of writing. Its symbols stand for sounds. To form words or syllables, letters are clustered together in groups.

For example, the Korean word for “school” is “hakkyo.” It is pronounced “HAHK-gyoh.”

Here is how the letters in “hakkyo” are written in Korean and how the entire word is written. Can you find the individual letters in the symbol for “hakkyo?”

Here is how to say two more things in Korean.

Thank you: kahm-SAHM-nee-dah

Church: KYOH-hay


The North Korean Flag

North Korean Flag
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Click the image to open a coloring page of the North Korean flag that you can print and color. The top and bottom stripes are blue. The center background and the star are red. The thin stripes and the circle behind the star are white. Hang up the flag to remind you to pray for the people of North Korea.


A Treat from Azerbaijan

What you will need:

  • 4 Apricots
  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  1. Peel, chop, and mash 4 apricots to make about 1 cup of fruit.
  2. Combine with ¾ cup sugar and 1 tsp. lemon juice in a saucepan.
  3. Stir over medium heat until the mixture reaches a rolling boil.
  4. Continue to stir for 3 more minutes while boiling.
  5. Cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  6. Eat by the teaspoonful while drinking tea.

An Uzbek Treat to Try: Sugared Almonds

  1. Bring ½ cup sugar and 1/3 cup water to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add 1 cup of almonds.
  3. Stir and cook for about 7 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add ½ cup water and ½ tsp. butter.
  6. Stir to coat the almonds well.
  7. Spread on a plate to cool.
  8. Break off pieces to eat.