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My name Jung Gun does not mean anything in Korean but when I write it in Chinese it means something It is written as Shim Jung Gun Jung means well behaved And Gun means root You cant fit all these characters as one meaning but all of them have deeper meanings Jung is well behaved which means generous well mannered and kind Gun is root which means healthy and living long life In Chinese you pronounce Shim Jung Gun as shen ting gen I first knew the meaning of my name when I was in 5th grade when I had to write what my name meant for my class homework I did not know how to write my name in Chinese until then My parents did not make my name My grandfather named me Now this is an interesting fact Although my grandfather made my name the character in Chinese and the meaning was made by an expert name maker in Korea This is what we do in Korea The parents give their last names to the expert and supply the date of birth and the sex of the child Then the expert looks through the list of characters and selects 2 characters then he tell the parents the characters and their meanings If the parents dont like the name then the name maker goes through the names again If they like the name but dont like the meaning they can choose from couple of other meanings because Chinese characters have more than 1 meaning As you know Im a Korean but all the memories I remember are from Pakistan because I moved there when I was in second grade There my friends told me that my name in Urdu which is the language spoken the most in Pakistan meant war gun I asked them how and they told me that jung meant war in Urdu I was amazed that my name actually
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