Definitions

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  • proper n. A district of Seoul, South Korea known for being a demographically young, affluent part of the city.

Etymologies

Korean 강남 (江南, gangnam), a Sino-Korean placename meaning "south of the river". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The parental zeal was especially strong in the relatively affluent Seoul districts such as Gangnam-gu, Seocho-gu and Songpa-gu, the consultant said.

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  • According to a person familiar with the matter, the Gangnam district office of Seoul has sent a preliminary notice to the lender of a planned six-month operational ban.

    Failed-Lender Deal Fizzles

  • According to the Ministry of Construction and Transportation, the number of apartment transactions, or homes sold, in the first three months of the year in the three hottest "speculation zones" of Gangnam, Seocho and Songpa — fell to 364, a drop of nearly 78% from a year earlier.

    Riding Korea's Property Waves

  • In the ultra-exclusive Gangnam district, average prices fell 2% in April alone.

    Riding Korea's Property Waves

  • We did grab a delicious dinner in the basement though, before she took me over to Gangnam.

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  • Gangnam looks rather like the famous pictures of Tokyo downtown.

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  • Cha Byoung-chul, a midlevel bureaucrat at Seoul's Gangnam district office of education, is the leader of this patrol.

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  • But if this isn't your cup of chai, there's always the W Seoul hotel near the fashionable Gangnam district, where red and white soft furnishings are juxtaposed with plenty of chrome and designer lighting and you can sip a cocktail in the lobby 'living room and DJ booth'.

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  • The area around Gangnam Station is a dynamic cultural hotspot with the largest floating population in Seoul.

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  • SEOUL, KOREA--Korea Newswire October 9, 2011 -- GM Korea Company yesterday held a unique event featuring a concert on the M Stage at Seoul's Gangnam Station to celebrate the launch of the Malibu, Chevrolet's first global midsize sedan.

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