Thursday, June 28, 2007

Mobile Phone Shop 핸드폰 가게

This is a mobile phone shop at Jongno. The sign '휴대폰(hyudae phone)' literally means 'portable/mobile phone', but we more frequently use an equivalent, 'hand phone.' Wikipedia says the term, handphone, came from Singapore/Malaysia, which I'm not sure. I just wanted to show how terribly the shop displayed advertisements.

사진에 보이는 곳은 종로에 있는 한 핸드폰 가게다.
간판에 보이는 '휴대폰'이라는 글자는 한국에서 mobile을 가리키는 말인데,
우리는 '핸드폰(hand phone)'을 더 많이 쓴다.
Wikipedia에는 핸드폰이란 말이 싱가폴 내지는 말레이시아에서 왔다고 하는데
실제인지 잘 모르겠다.
이 가게가 광고물을 얼마나 지저분하게 붙였는지 보여주고 싶었다.


don said...

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