A study on terminological definition of tsunami in Korean

Taehwa Jung, Sangyoung Son

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In this study, the validity of the Korean expression for tsunami will be examined and a method to use it correctly will be proposed. First, we will review the scientific definition of the tsunami and the origin of the tsunami expressed in various languages. Based on this review, after reviewing whether the Korean expression ‘Jijinhaeil’, which is currently used representatively in Korea, a reasonable method that can be used appropriately will be proposed. In conclusion, it is suggested that the Korean pronunciation of tsunami should be used in a uniform manner as in the case of English and other languages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-371
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Korea Water Resources Association
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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  • Earthquake-induced surge
  • Korean
  • Terminological definition
  • Translation
  • Tsunamis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Ecological Modelling


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