Incorrect spelling, explanation: while the pronunciation of
Inchon might not be that far off from Incheon and the difference is quite subtle, this word can’t be considered correct because of the rules of transcription from the Korean alphabet into the Roman alphabet. This variant would probably still be understandable, but Incheon is the only correct and approved anglicized form of this city name.
Correct spelling, explanation: the combination of eo in the names in these kinds of words (think of Seoul or samgyeopsal) is generally associated with transcripted Korean words, as these kinds of transcriptions generally adhere to established rules. This is why the name of the Korean city also needs to be spelled with eo – as Incheon.
Definition of Incheon:
1. Third biggest city in Korea, located near the capital city
Incheon at night is an impressive city full of modern skyscrapers and beautiful views.
The Korean exchange students we met said they were from Incheon.
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