handcarts and sweet potato baking cars
|When checking the exact location of the Jungang Market near Sindang station of the Line 2 introduced in an Ohmynews feature, I ended up on the site of the handcart manufacturer Sinjungang Riôk'a, which has many kinds of carts and sweet potato baking drums in its selection.|
Since when has sonsure become riôk'a? When South Korea modernized?
Wondering what's behind the Korean word, I checked the Standard Dictionary of Korean: it comes from rear car, which is I guess from having the cart attached to the rear of a bicycle. So riôk'a, "rear car" has come to designate also a handcart, sonsure.
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