Especially since many words and even the sino-korean numbers are based from chinese. There is even a separate writing system called hanja. Ttmik(talk to me in korean) has started a lesson plan on this now.
This is such an ambiguous sentence in English, with no context. Some references about what meaning from "low" we are supposed to derive from the Korean? In >60 years I doubt I have ever said, or even thought "The place is low".