Government aims to be consistent with Korean translations

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Confusing English location names in Korea Jul 8, 2015

This article points out exactly why most foreigners are confused with English location names in Korea.
It is true that Korea should resolve this issue as soon as possible. Otherwise, foreign tourists will not be able to talk with Koreans, and they will depend on tour guides' help more and more. In my personal opinion, English location names should be based on the same names as what Koreans are using, which may reduce confusion and help tourists find a right direction.

Thanks a lot for sharing a good information, Maria Kopnitsky.

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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Korean-English dictionary Jul 22, 2015

In 1970s I lost my way near Seoul. I asked people and many of them told me to go to another city: Suwong, partly due to my bad pronunciation of the city. It was also partly because of the wrong English spelling of the name. I needed to buy an English-Korean dictionary to show the correct Korean spelling of the city name.

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