North Korean National Anthem Lyrics

“Aegukga” is the national anthem of North Korea and the North Korean national anthem lyrics were written by Pak Seyŏng and the music to the North Korean national anthem was composed by Kim Wŏn’gyun.

The National Anthem Lyrics for North Korea

“Aegukga” was officially adopted as the national anthem of North Korea in the year of 1947.


North Korean National Anthem Lyrics in Korean (Chosŏn'gŭl (Han-geul) Script)

1. 아침은 빛나라 이 강산
은금의 자원도 가득한
삼천리 아름다운 내 조국
반만년 오랜 력사에
찬란한 문화로 자라난
슬기론 인민의 이 영광
몸과 맘 다바쳐 이 조선
길이 받드세

2. 백두산 기상을 다 안고
근로의 정신은 깃들어
진리로 뭉쳐진 억센 뜻
온 세계 앞서 나가라
솟는 힘 노도도 내밀어
인민의 뜻으로 선 나라
한없이 부강하는
이 조선 길이 빛내세

North Korean National Anthem Lyrics in Korean (McCune-Reischauer Romanization)

North Korean National Anthem Lyrics in Korean (McCune-Reischauer Romanization)


1. Achimŭn pinnara i kangsan
Ŭnkume, cawŏnto katŭk han
Samchŏlli, arŭmtaun nae cokuk,
Panmannyŏn oraen ryŏksa e.
Chanranhan munhwaro caranan
Sŭlkiron inmin yi i yŏngkwang:
Momkwa mam tapachyŏ, i, cosŏn
Kili pattŭse.

2. Paektusan Kisangŭl ta anko.
Kŭlloyi cŏngsinŭn kittŭlŏ.
Chilriro mungchyŏcin ŏksen ttŭs
On sekye aphsŏ nakara.
Sonnŭn him nototo naemilŏ,
Inminyi ttŭsŭro sŏn nara.
Han ŏpsi pukanghanŭn
I cosŏn kili pinnaese.

North Korean National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Let morning shine on the silver and gold of this land,
Three thousand leagues packed with natural wealth.
My beautiful fatherland.
The glory of a wise people
Brought up in a culture brilliant
With a history five millennia long.
Let us devote our bodies and minds
To supporting this Korea for ever.

2. The firm will, bonded with truth,
Nest for the spirit of labour,
Embracing the atmosphere of Mount Paektu,
Will go forth to all the world.
The country established by the will of the people,
Breasting the raging waves with soaring strength.
Let us glorify for ever this Korea,
Limitlessly rich and strong.
North Korean National Anthem Lyrics

When is North Korean National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of North Korea is normally played or sung throughout national holidays, specifically on the independence day events in North Korea. It is also performed throughout cultural and other celebrations in North Korea, normally marking off the beginning or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of North Korea is also typically carried out in global sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of North Korean National Anthem in North Korea?

The national anthem of North Korea, like other nationwide signs of North Korea, embodies the custom, history, and faiths of North Korea and its individuals. It assists evoke sensations of patriotism amongst the North Korean individuals and reminds them of their North Korea’s magnificence, beauty, and rich heritage.

It also assists join the citizens of North Korea by one single track or music. Throughout the performance of the North Korean national anthem, residents of North Korea, despite their ethnic distinctions, rise in unison and listen diligently or sing the song with terrific excitement.

Sports males and females from North Korea also feel an excellent minute of gratification when they receive a medal at a global sporting event while North Korea’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a sensation of having actually made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of North Korea in schools learn to respect their nation and develop a spirit of unity amongst themselves.