seumateu pon, cellphone

fresh basil

Member
English - United States
Hello,

I am trying to verify whether native Korean speakers use the term seumateu pon to refer to smart phones or cellphones and whether the romanization is correct.

I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me out. The context is for a museum exhibit about global uses of cellphones.

Thank you!
 
  • moondeer

    Member
    English--American
    Hi, the Romanization is correct if you're using the official government system.

    When I was in Korea (late 1990s, before smart phones), people said "hand phone," or haendeu pon. Not sure what they say now; I'll ask a Korean friend and let you know.
     

    fresh basil

    Member
    English - United States

    스마트 폰

    Hello, can anyone verify whether these characters are correct for "seumateu pon"?
     
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