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    Default intersection vs junction

    In Korean traffic signs, I can find mostly "junctions" not "intersections", which I heard from native speakers a lot.
    Do they ever use "junction" for the intersecting points on the road?

    6-1)There was once a town that suffered from terrible traffic jams day and night. The town was too poor to afford many traffic lights, which was part of the problem. At the intersections without traffic lights, drivers would inch their cars forward until they were blocking the cars moving to the left and the right.
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    Default Re: intersection vs junction

    Yes
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    Default Re: intersection vs junction

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    In Korean traffic signs, I can find mostly "junctions" not "intersections", which I heard from native speakers a lot.
    Do they ever use "junction" for the intersecting points on the road?

    6-1)There was once a town that suffered from terrible traffic jams day and night. The town was too poor to afford many traffic lights, which was part of the problem. At the intersections without traffic lights, drivers would inch their cars forward until they were blocking the cars moving to the left and the right.
    An intersection is where two roads (or streets) cross each other, like a small t. A junction is where one road (or street) meets another, but they do not have to cross each other, like a big T. A junction can be both a junction and an intersection. The word junction is usually reserved for places where roads meet in rural areas.

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    Default Re: intersection vs junction

    The place I see "junction" used is where one encounters a numbered route or where one meets another. Something like this:


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