Korean Words in English

Type the Korean loanword that meets each description.
all definitions are from the Oxford English Dictionary
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A raw strongly-flavoured vegetable pickle; the Korean national dish
kimchi
A Korean system of unarmed combat resembling karate
taekwondo
A dish consisting of rice topped with other ingredients, typically including sautéed vegetables, meat (esp. beef), and chilli paste, often with the addition of a raw or fried egg
bibimbap
___virus: A genus of RNA viruses which can be transmitted to humans via the urine, faeces, and saliva of their natural rodent hosts, and typically cause either a haemorrhagic fever with nephritis or acute respiratory disease
Hanta
A trained female entertainer; the Korean equivalent of the geisha girl
kisaeng
A traditional Korean alcoholic drink, made from fermented rice
makkoli
The Korean national phonetic alphabet
hangul
The basic monetary unit of (North and South) Korea
won
A form of domestic heating having a flue or flues running underfloor from a fire or furnace
ondol
A traditional East Asian unit of length now equal to approx. 3.93 kilometres (2.44 miles) in Japan and Korea
ri
A type of Korean vocal music OR a Korean lyric poem usually consisting of twenty-four syllables divided into three lines
sijo
A Korean martial art of self-defence, characterized by the use of kicking and circular movements of the arms and legs
hapkido
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Level 47
Jun 19, 2017
I agree it looks a little funny! But that's the way the Oxford English Dictionary spells it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯