How do you write ‘Taekwondo’ in Korean?

In Korean, ‘Taekwondo’ is written:


This is the word ‘Taekwondo’ written in Hangeul – a native Korean script.

To learn about how to read and write Hangeul, look at the Korean Lessons page on this website.

Many Korean words can also be written in Hanja – characters that have been imported from Chinese. In Hanja, ‘Taekwondo’ is written:


Even though these are Chinese characters, in Korean, they are still pronounced ‘Taekwondo’.

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