Inside the Gyeongbok Palace, we will learn about the disambiguation of Korean words in Hangul and different meanings in Hanja (Sino-Korean Script). The Boksudang Hall (Hanja: 福綏堂) is one of the auxiliary buildings in the Geoncheonggung Residence Grounds. The hall is built in 1873, 10th year of Emperor Gojong-Gwangmu - along with the other buildings in the residence.
Returning to Korean Language Lesson, the word Boksu/복수 has five meanings in Sino-Korean words and their literal meanings in English.
- 福綏 = Soothing good fortune (Boksudang Hall inside Geoncheonggung Residence, Gyeongbok Palace)
- 複數 = Plural (one of the values of the grammatical category of number)
- 復讐 = Revenge, Vengeance, Retaliation, Retribution and Vendetta
- 腹水 = Ascites (gastroenterological term for an accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity)
- 福壽 = Long-life blessing (Sino-Korean word for the commune Boksu-myeon [복수면], Geumsan County, Southern Chungcheong Province)