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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

News : Daegu City decided to correct English Road Signs as follow loanword orthography - for residents and travelers of Daegu, Korea

No more misleading of road sign 
for those who stay in Daegu City 


There’s new project for alien residents and foreign travelers.

▲Photo from Daegu View

To prevent confusing, Daegu City has started to correct some errors on road signs.

Due to The discrepancy between the Roman numeral notation of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the English notation of the road signs of the Ministry of Land, there are 937 road sings which need to be corrected.

Below is how it would be changed. 

Korean
Examples
Previous
Correction
남구청
Nam District Office
Nam-gu Office
달구벌대로
Dalgubeoldaero
Dalgubeol-daero
앞산순환로
Apsan Ringway
Apsansunhwan-ro
신천동로
Sincheondongno
Sincheondong-ro
명륜로
Myeongryunno
Myeongryun-ro
북대구 IC
N. Interchange
N. Daegu IC
팔달교
Paldalgyo Brdg.
Paldalgyo Bridge
Paldalgyo Br
대봉네거리
Taebong(4) JCT
Daebong Junction
Daebong Jct
봉덕초교
Pongdok P school
Bongdeok Elementary School
Bongdeok Elem Sch
팔공산
Mt. Palgong
Palgongsan Mountain
Palgongsan Mtn

So after this, It is expected that more convenient and accurate road information will be provided after maintenance by marking the English notation consistently. Also this will flourish tourist businesses of Daegu City. 

If you have ever seen any inappropriate road sign, Please report to Road management department of Daegu city hall.


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