Before Christ, Anno Domini

I came across this little educational poster in a North Korean school. It seems they used BC and AD to mark historical timelines instead of using BCE and CE.

북한에서 학교를 방문했을 때에 작은 교육도감을 보았습니다. 북한에서는 BCE와 CE가 아닌, BC와 AD로 연대를 나누고 있었습니다. 

“BC” represents Before Christ and “AD” is Anno Domini, which is Latin for “In the year of the Lord”. With a global push to replace a religious references in the education system, we only seem to see the the term BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era) used nowadays.

“BC”는 그리스도 이전(Before Christ)를 의미하고, “AD”는  ‘주의 해’를 뜻하는 라틴어 ‘Anno Domini’ 입니다. 학교에서 가르칠때 종교적인 지침들을 배제하자는 전지구적인 압박때문에, 최근에는 BCE (Before Common Era)와  CE (Common Era)만 볼수 있는데 말입니다. 

It is quite fascinating to see North Korea still teaching the traditional calendar terminology and I have no additional information as to whether they will be switching over to the current world format any time soon.

북한에서 여전히 전통적인 연대표기를 사용한다는 것이 꽤 흥미로왔습니다. 북한이 머지않아 요즘의 연대표기로 바꿀까요? 잘 모르겠습니다.    

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Nothing draws the ire of the North Koreans more than seeing foreigners strut around with fake versions of their beloved leaders’ pins, especially when the pins are used in a disrespectful way. The pin on the left is an original leader’s pin, while the one on the right is a fake pin sold in Tumen City (图们市 도문시) souvenir shops in 2015.

경애하는 지도자가 그려진 모조품 핀뱃지를 외국인들이 갖고 다니는 것처럼 북조선 인민들의 분노를 불러일으키는 것은 없다. 특히 그 핀뱃지가 불경스럽게 다뤄질 때는 말할 것도 없다.왼쪽 핀뱃지는 오리지널인 반면, 오른쪽의 핀뱃지는 2015년도에 중국 도문시의 기념품가게에서 팔던 모조품이다.

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