I'm confused what does this mean? What does the 말 mean? Isn't korean 한국어 or 한국인?
Looks like folks have been wondering about this for three years with no answer! I'd like to know, too!
말 (native Korean word) means language/speech so 한국말 means the Korean language. It is synonyms with 한국어(韓國語). 한국인(韓國人) means a Korean person.
Can anyone explain this to people who don't know Chinese, please?;)
Is this 말 as in speak in 말하다? Therefore 한국말 is Korean language? Just a guess
저 : 길에서 모르는 사람에게 말하는 도전
그 사람의 저에게 첫 말 : "한국말 잘하시네요!"
During my 25 years in Korea, I found한국말 far more common than한국어.