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The Hanja Explorer is a new tool to study Korean vocabulary in a more didactic and innovative way.

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Think in a New Way

The Korean language is very rich, and its vocabulary is hard to learn. The Hanja Explorer is an innovative tool that helps you study Korean vocabulary by visualizing the meaning and the similarities of different words.

What is Hanja?

Korean language has evolved over time; borrowing words from different languages. Hanja means 'chinese character', and about 70% of Korean vocabulary uses Hanja in some form. Something that's great about Hanja is that they can be mixed and matched to create new words. With Hanja Explorer, you'll be able to explore the Hanja in Korean.

Why study Hanja?

Traditional education of Korean as a foreign language has largely ignored the role of Hanja in the study of Korean vocabulary. On the other hand, materials that are specific for the study of hanja place too high a value in learning how to write a character, making the process slow and difficult. These practices are not useful, nor practical.

Here, you'll learn what are the building blocks of words; and you will be able to use them when writing and reading Korean right away. Korean Hanjas will help you learn way faster.

Study anywhere

The Hanja Explorer will work on your computer, your tablet, or your phone; so that you can study wherever and however you want.

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About the Hanja Explorer.

The Hanja Explorer is developed by Pablo Estrada. I got this idea while I myself was studying Korean in Busan, in 2013. It took me a couple of years to finally get on to building that idea. Now I study any Hanja in Korean, to improve my vocabulary.

The layouts and styling of the website are based on Yahoo's Pure. It's a wonderful framework for pure CSS styling of websites. It's my first front end framework, and I'm quite fond of it.

Feedback, problems, and requests.

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We are trying to build a tool that anyone can love to use. We appreciate any kind of feedback, from requests for new features, reporting of problems that you've found, or thumbs up for any feature that you appreciate. Please go ahead and submit a comment!

Under construction.

The Hanja Explorer is still in development. Every week, new features might roll in. If you have anything that you'd like to see added, please add it as a suggestion. If you find a problem with the software, please report it so we can fix it. Let's build this together.

More Information

If you want to get in contact directly with the developer, you can also go to my Github Page.