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How To Say No In Korean

Fri, 2022-05-13 05:54

Politeness is a must-have in Korean culture.

There are just times when we have to disagree or give them negative answers but you don’t want to be rude, then you can just use this phrase.

The most standard way to say no in Korean is 아니요 (a-ni-yo) and it comes from the Korean verb 아니다[ a-ni-da] which literally means “to be not”. To say “no” in a more casual way, you can drop the 요 ending and just say 아니 (a-ni).

Here are the common ways to say no in Korean language with hangul and romanization while conveying what you need to.

  • The standard way to say no in korean-아니요 (a-ni-yo)
  • Informal way to say no in korean – 아니 (a-ni)
  • Formal way to say no in korean – 아닙니다 [ ah-neem-nee-dah ]

So let’s learn in detail with examples

아니요 (A-Ni-Yo):

아니요 (a-ni-yo) is the most basic form to say no in Korean.it comes from the verb 아니다[ a-ni-da] means “to be not” with the ending ‘yo (요)’. You can use this while saying no to an elderly person and want to add a sense of politeness in your response. It can be shortened to 아뇨 (anyo).

When to Use

You should use this when

  • The person you are talking with is older than you
  • You’re not close friends with that person
  •  You’re talking to a group of people
  • You’re unsure what politeness level to use

How to Use

Here are some sample sentences using your new word:

  • Did you eat lunch?

점심은 먹었어요? – jomsimeun mogossoyo

  • No,i didn’t

아니요, 안 먹었어요 – aniyo an mogossoyo

아니 (A-Ni):

아니 (a-ni) is a common way of saying no in Korean in an informal or casual way. when you are talking with friends, siblings and those who are younger than you, just use 아니 [ ah-nee ] to express your disagreement.

When To Use

You can use the casual politeness level in the following situations:

  • When talking to somebody younger than you
  • When talking to somebody the same age as you
  • When you agree with somebody that it’s okay to use it
  • When talking to classmates you know are your age

 How To Use

Here are some examples of how to use 아니 if you’re talking to a close friend.

  • Did you see that movie?

그 영화 봤어? (Geu yeong-hwa bwass-eo?)

  • No, I didn’t see it.

아니, 안 봤어. (A-ni, an bwass-eo) 

아닙니다 [ Ah-Neem-Nee-Dah ]

아닙니다 (a-nib-ni-da) is the most formal way of saying no in Korean. It made up the word 아니 (ani) with the formal ending -ㅂ니다 (-ㅂ nida). Its translation is “not to be,”/ “no problem”.You can use it when speaking to an unknown audience or if you are required to be more respectful. 

아니 (ani) + ㅂ니다 (mnida) = 아닙니다 (animnida)

Don’t know the Korean word for thanks? Here’s our easy guide on how to say thank you in Korean like natives in a different situation


When To Use

You’ll also commonly see this form of the word in official documents.

How to use 

아까 도와주셔서 감사해요. (Akka dowajusyeoseo gamsahaeyo.) – “Thank you for helping me earlier.”

아닙니다. (Animnida.) – “No problem.” 

 The basic difference between 아니요 (aniyo) and 아니에요

아니요 (aniyo) is the polite way to say no in Korean which is made up two words i.e 아니 [a-ni] means ‘no’ and the ending 요 [yo]. It can shorten to 아뇨(anyo). But (아니에요) means“it is not” and  comes from a word “anida” (아니다) .아니야 (aniya) is used when you are speaking in an informal style.

Conclusion And Korean Quiz

You have just learned 10 different ways to say “no” in Korean. To really internalize these expressions, try coming up with your own examples to understand the different usages and contexts of the word.

Even better

learn them in the context of a story, so you understand the meaning but also the intent behind it.

If you to be a great example to your friends and family, seize the opportunity to be the master of all languages now

Can you think of more ways of saying “no” Korean? Please add them to the comment below – with an example if possible.

Good luck with your studies and remember, repetition is the key!





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How To Say Sorry In Korean

Fri, 2022-05-13 05:48

죄송합니다 (jwe-song-ham-ni-da) is the basic and formal way to say sorry in Korean. You can also use 미안해요 (mi-an-hae-yo)  or 죄송해요 (jwe-song-he-yo) to apologize in Korean politely. However, while apologizing to friends/ casual situations, just use 미안해 (mi-an-he) or 미안(mi-an).

죄송합니다 (jwe-song-ham-ni-da) and 미안해요 (mi-an-hae-yo) are nearly same.

Here is How to Say ‘I’m Sorry’ in Korean ( informal, formal, and polite ways) and phrases you need to know in order to apologize in Korean like a native Korean speaker.

  • Standard ‘Sorry’ in Korean -죄송해요 (jwesonghaeyo) or 미안해요(mianhaeyo)
  • Sorry in Korean informal -미안해 (mianhae) or just 미안 (mian)
  • Sorry in Korean formal -미안합니다 (mi-an-ham-ni-da) / 죄송합니다 (jwe-song-ham-ni-da)

미안해요(mianhaeyo) is the commonly use polite and slightly less formal way to say I’m sorry in Korean.it comes from the verb 미안하다 and ends with 해요 (hae-yo) ending to the 미안 stem. Koreans use this phrase for elders, strangers, coworkers, or people who rank higher than you at work.

You can adverbs like namu /정말 (jeong-mal) at the beginning of the phase(means “very /truly”) to really express your feelings with words. 


  • I’m sorry I lied to you.

거짓말해서 미안해요-gojinmalhaeso mianhaeyo

  • I’m sorry for being so rude.

제가 너무 무례해서 미안해요 – jega nomu muryehaeso mianhaeyo

  • I’m sorry for being late

늦어서 미안해요 – [neujeoseo mianheyo]

Sorry In Korean Formal 

미안합니다 (mi-an-ham-ni-da) is the most formal way to express I’m sorry in Korean language using the of the 미안 stem (just add 합니다 (ham-ni-da) to 미안). You can use this phrase when you apologize to elders in your family or your seniors at work or someone you don’t know well.


  • Sorry for making a mistake.

실수해서 미안합니다 – silsuhaeso mianhamnida

  • Sorry to trouble you.

폐를 끼쳐 미안합니다 – pyereul kkicho mianhamnida

  • I’m sorry. I have the wrong number.

미안합니다. 잘못 걸었습니다 – mianhamnida jalmot gorotsseumnida

SORRY IN Korean INFORMAL 미안해 (Mianhae)

The meaning of 미안해 (mianhae) in Korean comes from the word 미안하다( mianhada) which literally means “to be sorry”(add해 (hae) to the 미안 stem). This is the commonly used informal way to say sorry in Korean

When to use 

You can use this phrase with young children, close friends, close family members of the same age (e.g. siblings and cousins), or in boyfriend-girlfriend relationships to apologize in Korean.


  • Sorry for the mess.

지저분하게 해서 미안해.-jijobunhage haeso mianhae

  • I’m sorry for everything.

모든게 미안해.-modeunge mianhae.

  • I’m sorry for eating chicken alone

혼자 치킨을 먹어서 미안해.- honja chikineul mogoso mianhae


미안[mi-an]  literally means sorry in Korean. It is the most informal and playful way of apologizing in Korean. If you want to say “I am sorry in Korean” to children or people younger than you for minor mistakes, just simply say 미안 casually.

미안 (mian) can also mean “no” in some situations. For example, when you’re invited to a party organized by your friend and want to politely decline, you can simply say 미안 (mian).

How To Say Sorry In Korean Using미안하다 [Mianhada]

The verb 미안하다 [mianhada] seems to be used by older people who need to apologize to younger people especially their children, they might say sorry using the word 미안하다 (which is not conjugated) 

In Korea, the older generation doesn’t find it comfortable to apologize to their children, if they have to, Korean use the verb 미안하다 without conjugating it.

Let me explain with an example

  • I am sorry , kiddo

미안하다 얘야  – mianhada yaeya

  • Mommy is sorry

엄마가 미안하다 – ommaga mianhada

How To Say Sorry In Korean - 죄송하다 (Jwe-Song-Ha-Da)

Here is How to Say Sorry in Korean in a formal way using The Honorific form 죄송하다 (jwe-song-ha-da) and phrases you need to know in order to apologize in Korean like a native Korean speaker.

  • The Polite ‘Sorry’ in Korean (using 죄송)-죄송해요 (jwe-song-he-yo)
  • The formal Sorry in Korean (using 죄송) -죄송합니다 (jwe-song-ham-ni-da)

죄송합니다 (jwe-song-ham-ni-da) is the commonly used and formal way to say sorry in Korean.it comes from a Chinese word 죄송 [jwe-song] (literally means ‘sorry ) and sounds more respectful while you apologize in Korean. 

If you want to be really formal and show respect, it’s safer to use 죄송합니다 (Joe-song-ham-ni-da) or 미안해요 (mi-an-hae-yo).

When to use 

You can use this in situations like apologizing to your professor or older people, seniors at work, in job interviews, or strangers you met on the street.

죄송해요 (Joe-song-hae-yo) is a polite way to say sorry in Korean language but sounds less formal than 죄송합니다 (jwe-song-ham-ni-da). Just use it while apologizing to your colleagues, elders( like parents or grandparents ), and people who are older than you. 

How To Say“Please Apologize” In Korean- 사과해요. (Sa-Gwa-He-Yo)

사과 (sa-gwa) literally means apology in Korean.  Apple’ in Korean is also called as 사과. The verb 사과하다(sagwahada)is means “to apologize “ and honorific form is 사과드리다. 

Here is how you can ask someone to apologize in Korean (i.e. to say “please apologize”) in a formal, informal and polite way.

  • Formal (Please apologize) – 사과하세요. (sa-gwa-ha-se-yo)
  • Polite (Please apologize) – 사과해요. (sa-gwa-he-yo)
  • Casual (Apologize) – 사과해. (sa-gwa-
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How To Say Good Night In Korean

Fri, 2022-05-13 05:23

안녕히 주무세요 (annyeonghi jumuseyo) is the standard and respected way of saying good night which means “sleep peacefully” and you can say it to your parents, teacher, and so on. 잘 자요 (jal jayo) is also the polite way to say good night which is made from 잘 (good/well) and 자요 (verb 자다- to sleep). 좋은 꿈 꿔요 (joeun kkum kkwoyo) is another word to say good night in Korean and means “have a sweet dream”. you can also use 잘 자 (Jalja) with the people who are very close to you or younger than you.

Let’s see in details

Good Night In Korean Standard잘 자요 (Jal Jayo)|What Is Jaljayo Korean?

This is the most common standard way to say Good Night in Korean잘 자요[jal jayo] means “sleep well”. It is made of two words which are 잘 (jal)means “well” and the word 자요[jayo] comes from The Korean verb 자다 (jada) means “to sleep”. You might use this with someone of the same age but are not exactly close to you.

  • Goodnight. I miss you.

잘 자요. 보고 싶어요.

  • Sleep well. See you in my dream.

잘 자요. 꿈에서 만나요.”

  • Good night, everyone.

여러분도 잘 자요.

Good Night In Korean Informal

There are two ways to say Informal “Good Morning” in Korean in a casual way with your close friends. 

잘 자 (Jal Ja)

잘 자 (jal ja) is an informal way of saying “good night” in Korean and literally means sleep well or sleep tight. It is made up of two words i.e. 잘 (jal) means “well” and 자 is from the basic form 자다 (jada) means “to sleep”. You can typically use it with close friends or people who are younger than you.

However, if you want to say goodnight in Korean cutely to your boyfriend/girlfriend, you can say 잘 자, 내 꿈 꿔(jal ja nae kkum kkwo), which literally means good night and dream of me.

Another common cute way to say good night would be “굿나잇, which is pronounced gut-nait.” or you can simply say “굳밤” [good-bam].

좋은 꿈 꿔 (Joeun Kkum Kkwo)|What Is The Korean Word For “Sweet Dreams”?

The direct translation of sweet dream in Korean is 좋은 꿈 꿔 (joeun kkum kkwo)as 좋은 (joeun) means “good” and 꿈 꿔 means “morning”. It is an informal & sweeter way to wish good night and you can use this with your close friends or people younger than you. Formally, one would say 좋은 꿈 꾸세요 (jo·eun kkoom koo·se·yo)  literally means “have a sweet dream”.

Good Night In Korean Formal

There are three ways to say formal “Good night” in Korean with your parents, grandparents, and someone older than you.

안녕히 주무세요 (Annyeonghi Jumuseyo)

안녕히 주무세요 (annyeonghi jumuseyo) is a formal and polite way of saying good night in Korean and it means “please sleep peacefully”. 안녕히(annyeonghi) means “peacefully” and 주무세요 (jumuseyo)) means  “ “please sleep”. It is the honorific form of 자다 (jada) meaning “to sleep”. You can use this phrase with elders, your parents, and someone older than you.

Korean also use 안녕히 주무십시오(Ahnyeonghi joomoosipsioh) which is a little too formal. natives rarely say it. You can use the phrase 안녕히 주무세요 when you say it to your parents, teacher, and so on.


  • Good night, Father!

아버지 안녕히 주무세요

  • Good night everybody and I’ll see you again next month.

안녕히 가십시오, 여러분. 그리고 내달에 다시 뵙겠습니다.

편안한 밤 되세요 (Pyeonanhan Bam Doeseyo)

Another horrific and common formal way to say good night in Korean is 안녕히 편안한 밤 되세요 (pyeonanhan bam doeseyo) with meaning “peaceful night for you”. 편안한 means peacefully and 되세요the past tense of the verb 되다 means to become/have with ending -세요 makes some verbs formal. 

Good Night In Korean In Internet/Chat Slang Form:

You can use “굿밤 / 굳밤” [good-bam] to say good night in Korean to someone while chatting. Young Koreans in their teens and twenties often use 굿밤 (good bam) which is a mixture of ‘굿(good) and ‘밤(night),’. It is basically a slang way. So be sure to use it with close friends or people younger than you.

내 꿈 꿔(Nae Kkum Kkwo)| The Romantic & Cute Way To Say Good Night In Korean

내 꿈 꿔(nae kkum kkwo) is a romantic and cute way to say good night in Korean which literally means have a dream about me. This was very popular in the 1990s. 내 means My, 꿈means dream, and 꿔 means have a dream .you can use this as your boyfriend/girlfriend at the end of the phone call or email.

You’ll usually hear this phrase in Korean TV commercials and in real-life conversations, people use it to their special someone.


Great job. You finally know how to say good night in Korean.

So, once you have learned the different ways to say “good night” in Korean, and the particular scenarios that they are used for, you will be able to confidently wish someone a good night. 

Well, it’s time for you to apply it in real life and improve your pronunciation.

so go out and next time you meet a Korean speaker at the night!be sure to wish them good night.

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How To Say Hello In Korean Language?

Fri, 2022-05-13 05:18

안녕하세요 (annyeong haseyo)is the standard and respected way of saying hello in Korean, literally meaning “to do peace” or “to have peace”. 안녕 (annyeong) is the informal way of saying hello in the Korean language, meaning peace, and it’s equivalent to “hi in Korean.” The formal way to say “hello” is 안녕하십니까? (Annyeonghasimnikka). This is often used in announcements, speeches, or on the news.

Here’s how to say hello in Korean in casual, formal, and polite situations.

  • 안녕하세요 (annyeong haseyo)- The standard way to say hello in Korean.
  • 안녕 (annyeong)—say hello in Korean to friends.
  • 녕하십니까 (annyeong hasimnikka)—the formal way to hello in Korean
  • 여보세요 (yeoboseyo)-“Hello” when answering the phone.
안녕하세요 (Annyeong Haseyo)- The Standard Way To Say Hello In Korean 

This is the most common standard way to say hello in Korean is 안녕하세요 (annyeong haseyo) literally means “to do peace” or “to have peace”. It is made up of two words, which are 안녕 (annyeong) means “well-being” or “peace”, while 하세요 (haseyo) comes from the Korean verb 하다 (hada), meaning “to do”. It’s similar to asking, “Have you been doing well?”. You can use 안녕하세요 in any situation, like with your teacher, with coworkers, or when you greet someone as you walk into a store or restaurant, with strangers.

You can use the Formal ‘hello’ is 안녕하세요 in these situations

  • Used between adults at the first meeting or strangers
  • Used by adults in formal settings
  • Used you are talking to someone older or higher in rank
  • Used by children when speaking to adults.
  • Used with coworkers
  • Used to you greet someone as you walk into a store or restaurant,

안녕하세요 can be  used as both a question and an answer almost as though asking “Are you doing well?”

You can use 안녕하세요 is used in question form, which literally means “are you at peace?”. You can simply reply, “예 (ye)[ with the Korean word for yes], 안녕하세요 (ne, annyeong haseyo) means” yes, I’m doing well.”

Hello In Korean Informal(안녕)- ‘Hello’ Or  ‘Goodbye?| How To Say Hi In Korean Language

안녕 (annyeong) is the informal way of saying hello in the Korean language. It means peace and it’s basically equivalent to “hi in Korean.” You can only use it when talking to someone you’re close to or someone who’s younger than you. Additionally, 안녕 (annyeong) is an informal way to say “goodbye” in Korean.

You can use the informal ‘hello’ is 안녕 in these situations

  • Used between children
  • Used between young friends
  • Used between siblings, parents, and children (an adult in his or her 30’s is unlikely to use 안녕 to their parents.)
  • Used between adult females. (adults over the age of 30, it’s only used between women)

The main reason why adults, particularly men in their 40’s and over, don’t use 안녕 (annyeong) is that 안녕 is primarily used by children in Korea, and in a conservative society like Korea, it would be inappropriate for a male adult to use an expression that is used mainly by children.

안녕 (annyeong) is an informal way to say “goodbye” in Korean and it means ‘hello ‘and ‘goodbye’ but 안녕하세요 doesn’t mean goodbye. It is translated as “hello.” The polite form of goodbye in Korean is 안녕히 계세요 (an-nyeong-hi-ge-se-yo) which means “please stay comfortable”. 

If you can’t remember any other way or aren’t sure what to use in a certain situation, it is best to stick with 안녕하세요 (annyeong haseyo)

How To Say Hello In Korean Formal|안녕하십니까 (Annyeonghasimnikka)

안녕하십니까 (annyeonghasimnikka) is a formal way of saying hello in Korean. 안녕 means “peace” and 하십니까 the honorific form. You can use this phrase by businesses to greet their customer, on a flight on a Korean airline.

But natives rarely say 안녕하십니까 (annyeonghasimnikka). 

When someone greets you using this expression, you can reply with 안녕하십니까 (annyeonghasimnikka).

Where to use 안녕하십니까 (annyeonghasimnikka).

  • Used by businesses to greet their customers.
  • used in announcements, speeches, or on the news in South Korea.
야! (Ya!)| How To Say Hello In Korean In Internet/Chat Slang Form:

You can use “야! (Ya!) to say hello in Korean to someone while chatting. Young Koreans in their teens and twenties often use it, which means something similar to “yo” in English. It is basically a slang word, so be sure to use it with close friends or people younger than you.

How To Say Hello In Korean On The Phone| The Correct Meaning Of 여보세요 [Yeoboseyo]

The correct meaning of 여보세요 [yeoboseyo] hello in Korean while answering the phone, even if you don’t know who the caller is. It is a polite way. You can use it with friends, family, and strangers. 

If you’re texting or making phone calls, make sure you know basic Korean numbers so you can exchange phone numbers.


Great job. You finally know how to say hello in the Korean language.

The examples listed above aren’t the only ways that one can say hello in Korean, there are several others that you may hear or know. It is important that you consider which way of saying hello is appropriate to the situation that you are in, otherwise, it could become rather awkward.

I get it

It can be hard to remember which phrase to say and when to use it, but as long as you understand that잘 자 (jal ja) is only used to say hi in Korean to a friend or someone younger than you and you shouldn’t have any problems.

Because All these Korean greetings are widely used and accepted in Korea 

Well, it’s time for you to apply it in real life and improve your pronunciation.

So go out and next time you meet a Korean speaker, Be sure to greet them.

If you want to look further into  it, check out the original article -how to say hello in korean by fluenttongue

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How To Say “Good Morning” In Korean

Fri, 2022-05-13 05:08

Saying “good morning” is not just good manners but also a conversation starter, and knowing how to say “good morning” in Korean is a must-have if you are in Korea.

And here’s how to do it

The literal translation of “good morning” in Korean is 좋은 아침! (joeun achim)좋은 (joeun) means “good” and 아침 (achim) means “morning”. But Koreans prefer to say “안녕하세요(hello)” when greeting someone in the morning. 

Here are The 7 most common phrases to say ‘good morning’ in Korean depending upon politeness and situations level include

  • 좋은 아침이에요(joeun achimieyo).
  • 잘 잤어? (jal jasseo)
  • 안녕히 주무셨어요? (annyeonghi jumusyeosseoyo).
  • 주무셨어요? (jal jumusyeosseoyo)
  • 잘 잤어요? (jal jasseoyo)
  • 좋은 아침! (joeun achim)
  • 좋은 아침입니다 (joeun achimimnida)
Good Morning In Korean Standard 잘 잤어요? (Jal Jasseoyo)

잘 잤어요? (jal jasseoyo) is the common way to say good morning in Korean with the meaning “did you sleep well?” as 잘 means well and 잤어요 comes from the past tense of the verb 자다(jada)means to sleep. You might use this with those older than you, in a text message. Or people of the same age but are not exactly close with you.

좋은 아침이에요(Joeun Achimieyo)

 좋은 아침이에요(joeun achimieyo) also means “good morning” in standard Korean. It’s not as common as saying “good morning” in English.

Good Morning In Korean Informal

There are two ways to say Informal “Good Morning” in Korean in a casual way with your close friends. 

잘 잤어? (Jal Jasseo)

잘 잤어? (jal jasseo)informal ways of saying “good morning” in Korean which is typically used with close friends. It is made up of two words i.e. 잘 (jal) means “well” and 잤어 the past tense version of 자다 (jada) which means “to sleep”.

좋은 아침! (Joeun Achim)

The direct translation of good morning in Korean is 좋은 아침! (joeun achim) as 좋은 (joeun) means “good” and 아침 (achim) means “morning”. But Korean use 잘 잤어 or 잘 주무셨어요? Or 잘 잤어요? (jal jasseoyo)  instead of 좋은 아침! (joeun achim). You can use this with your close friends or people younger than you.

This greeting is extremely informal and typically considered slang. It is important to remember that these greetings are not suitable for formal or professional settings( your boss or teacher.)

Still, if you are ever in doubt, it is best to stick with the polite version 잘 주무셨어요? (Jal Jumusyeosseoyo) to avoid appearing rude.

and here’s how

Good Morning In Korean Formal

There are three ways to say Informal “Good Morning” in Korean in a casual way with your close friends.

잘 주무셨어요? (Jal Jumusyeosseoyo)

잘 주무셨어요? (jal jumusyeosseoyo) is a formal and polite way of saying “good morning in Korean and it means “did you sleep well?”. 잘 (jal) means “well” and 주무셨어요 (jumusyeosseoyo) is the past tense version of the verb 주무세요 (jumuseyo). 주무세요 (jumuseyo) is the honorific form of 자다 (jada) meaning “to sleep”. You can use this with elders, parents, and someone older than you.

안녕히 주무셨어요? (Annyeonghi Jumusyeosseoyo)

Another formal and common way to say good morning in Korean is 안녕히 주무셨어요? (annyeonghi jumusyeosseoyo) with the meaning “did you sleep peacefully?” 안녕히 means peacefully and 주무셨어요 the past tense of the verb 주무시다(jumusida) in its honorific form means “to sleep”

It’s similar to  how we ask in English “how was your sleep?”

좋은 아침입니다 (Joeun Achimimnida) 

좋은 아침입니다 (joeun achimimnida) is the formal way to express good morning in Korean. Which literally means  “The morning is good”. –입니다 (imnida) ending, make this phrase more formal than 좋은 아침! (joeun achim)

Koreans use these phrases while greeting good morning to higher officials in military service. 

Must-Know Korean Words Related To Morning
  • Morning – 아침(achim)
  • Dawn – 새벽(saebyok)
  • Alarm clock – 자명종(jamyongjong)
  • Early – 빠른 ppareun
  • Early bird/morning person – 아침형 인간(achimhyong ingan)
  • Night owl-올빼미형 인간(olppaemihyong ingan)
  • Bed – 침대(chimdae)
  • This morning- 오늘아침(oneurachim)
  • Yesterday morning – 어제 아침(oje achim)
  • Tomorrow morning – 내일 아침(naeil achim)
  • At 6 o’clock in the morning- 아침 6시에(achim yuk si e)
  • Midnight – 자정.(jajong)
  • Breakfast – 아침 식사(achim sikssa)
  • Brunch – 아침 겸 점심(achim gyom jomsim)
  • Sun – 태양.(taeyang)

Great job. You finally know how to say good morning in Korean.

If you are ever unsure of how to say “good morning” in Korean, then it is best to stick with what you know and use잘 잤어? (jal jasseo) , 잘 주무셨어요? (jal jumusyeosseoyo) or 안녕히 주무셨어요? (annyeonghi jumusyeosseoyo). 

All these words are widely used and accepted in Korea as ways to greet someone with “a happy morning”.

Well, it’s time for you to apply it in real life and improve your pronunciation.

so go out and next time you meet a Korean speaker in the morning!be sure to ask them about their morning and casually greet them.

Looking for more Korean greetings and when to use them you can check out the original article  by fluenttongue.com.




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Native Korean Numbers 1-100

Fri, 2022-05-13 04:43


Learning Korean numbers is hard, isn’t it? But when it comes to native Korean numbers, it’s an easy story.

Here’s how to read the native Korean numbers 1-100. All you only need to memorize the Korean words for 18 numbers (i.e. numbers from 1 to 10, 20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90), and other numbers are basically the combinations of these numbers. 

What Are Pure/Native Korean Numbers?


As you know, Korea has two number systems, i.e., one is Sino Korean Numbers and the other is Native Korean Numbers. The number system based on the Korean language is called pure/native Korean numbers.

Let’s start with the basic Korean numbers 1-10.

Here’s the complete list of native-Korean Numbers 1-10 and 20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90 with hangul and pronunciations.

  • 1 – 하나 (hana)
  • 2 – 둘 (dul)
  • 3 – 셋 (set)
  • 4 – 넷 (net)
  • 5 – 다섯 (daseot)
  • 6 – 여섯 (yeoseot)
  • 7 – 일곱 (ilgob)
  • 8 – 여덟 (yeodeol)
  • 9 – 아홉 (ahop)
  • 10 – 열 (yeol)
  • 20: 스물 (seumul)
  • 30: 서른 (seoreun)
  • 40: 마흔 (maheun)
  • 50: 쉰 (swin)
  • 60: 예순 (yesun)
  • 70: 일흔 (ilheun)
  • 80: 여든 (yeodeun)
  • 90: 아흔 (aheun)

For counting in native Korean numbers, you only need to know numbers from 1 to 99. because for bigger numbers, Koreans prefer to use the Sino-Korean number system. Actually, after 60 Koreans hardly use native Korean in a real-life conversation. the bigger numbers like 100 or 1000 existed in the past.

How To Count In Korean Beyond Native Korean Numbers 1 To 10.

Unlike Sino-Korean numbers, numbers 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90 have their own special word. The correct way of reading the native Korean numbers is to read the tens digits first (10,20,30….) and then say the unit digits (native Korean numbers 1-10).

and you’re all set!

In this sense, you can read 11 as “ten one”, 12 as “ten two” and so on.

Let’s say you want to say 21 in Korean which is “스물하나” (seumulhana) which is combination 20 in Korean (스물) and 1(하나 in Korean ). Then 12 in Korean would be 열둘[combination of 10(열) and 2(둘 )].

Here they are

  • 10: 열 (yeol)
  • 20: 스물 (seumul)
  • 30: 서른 (seoreun)
  • 40: 마흔 (maheun)
  • 50: 쉰 (swin)
  • 60: 예순 (yesun)
  • 70: 일흔 (ilheun)
  • 80: 여든 (yeodeun)
  • 90: 아흔 (aheun)

Knowing this, it should be easy. Try to write the numbers 11-19 now.

  • 34 – 서른넷( soreunnet)- 30(서른)+4(넷 )
  • 67 – 예순일곱 (yesunilgop)- 60(예순)+7(일곱) 
  • 21 – 스물하나 (seumulhana) – 20(스물)+1(하나)
  • 11 – 열하나(yolhana) – 10(열)+1(하나) 
  • 33 – 서른셋(soreunset)- 30(서른)+3(셋)
  • 55 – 쉰다섯(swindasot) – 50(쉰)+5(다섯)
  • 99 – 아흔아홉(aheunahop) – 90(아흔)+9(아홉)
  • 82 – 여든둘(yodeundul)- 80(여든)+2(둘)
  • 64 – 예순넷(yesunnet) – 60(예순)+4(넷)
  • 72 – 일흔둘(ilheundul) – 70(일흔)+2(둘)
What Are Native Korean Numbers Used For? Pure Korean Numbers And Counters.

Native-Korean numbers are used mainly to count things. This Korean counting system is used for age, counting people, counting animals, expressing time(hours), and much more.

Here is the simple pattern to count in Korean using native counters. When saying how many of something there are, you say the noun, then the Native Korean number, and add the counter word at the end. 

It looks like this


Here is a complete list of the most common Korean counters used with Sino Korean numbers for you to get started!

  • To count general things, items: 개 (gae)
  • To count the people : 명(myeong)
  • To count the animals : 마리 (Mari)
  • To count the age in Korean: sal
  • To count counter for buildings and houses: 채 (chae) 
  • To count pair of shoes : 레 (kyeolle) 
  • To count  clothes벌: (beol) 
  • To count pieces of  paper: 장 (jang) 
  • To count pen and pencils 자루 (jaru).
  • To count bottles : 병 (byeong)
  • To count cars and machines : 대 (dae) 
  • To count books and notebooks : 권 (gwon) 

Let’s see some counting expressions, like this:

  • 11 student – 학생 열하나 명(hakssaeng yolhana myong)
  • Three cats – 고양이 세 마리(goyangi se mari)
  • Ten pairs of socks – 양말 열 켤레(yangmal yol kyolre)
  • age of eighteen-나이 열여덟 살(nai yolryodol sal)
  • a bird- 새 한 마리(sae han mari)
  • 5 sheet of paper-종이 5장(jongi o jang)
  • One slice of pizza -피자 한 조각(pija han jogak)
  • 34 frogs- 개구리 서른넷 마리(gaeguri soreunnet mari)


If you want to know more about how to count in korean with native korean numbers check out the original article , here’s a  free crash course on native korean numbers1-100 and counters

want to read how sino korean numbers works? here's a  quick guide on how to count in korean 1-100 and till million



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BFIC Support for Busan Foreign Resident Community Cultural Events

Fri, 2022-05-13 00:59
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From: https://www.busan.go.kr/eng/bsnews01/1526469

The Busan Foundation for International Cooperation (BFIC) supports cultural events for foreign resident communities in 2022 to promote exchanges and interactions between expatriates and locals. We ask for your active participation.


○ Eligibility: Foreign resident groups or organizations in Busan which run programs promoting friendship, information exchanges, mutual interchanges, etc. (for profit organizations are excluded)


○ Administrative and financial support for community events satisfying more than one condition among the following:

1. Cultural event taking place in Busan hosted by a foreign resident community

2. Cultural and academic event for an international student community

3. Events related to culture, art, sports, exhibitions, festivals, education, information sharing and community gathering

4. Event boosting cultural exchanges between expatriates and locals

5. Other event which requires support (can apply after consulting with BFIC)


○ Financial support provided

Financial support: Maximum 500,000 KRW per organization

Financial support can be adjusted depending on event content and type.


○ Application Period:

The first half of the year: April 15-May 15, 2022 (Event period: until July 31, 2022)

The second half of the year: June 15 - July 15, 2022 (Event period: August 1 - December 10, 2022)

○ How to apply: Fill out the application forms and submit them to [email protected]

Download application at http://www.bfic.kr/new/contents/d1.asp?pmode=view&num=17013 


http://www.bfic.kr/new/english/contents/d1.asp?pmode=view&num=17039  (English)

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Gulamsa Temple – 굴암사 (Ulju-gun, Ulsan)

Wed, 2022-05-11 23:20
The Stone Relief of Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife) at Gulamsa Temple in Ulju-gun, Ulsan. Temple History

Gulamsa Temple is located in the far western part of Ulsan in Ulju-gun on Mt. Hwajangsan (271.6 m). Purportedly, the temple was founded by the monk Dohwa-doin during the reign of King Soji of Silla (r. 479-500 A.D.). However, after its founding, very little is known about the temple. What is known is that it was rebuilt in 1966 by An Seok-beom of Haeinsa Temple in Hapcheon, Gyeongsangnam-do. Currently, Gulamsa Temple belongs to the Taego-jong Order, which is the second largest Buddhist order in Korea.

As for the founding of the temple, there’s an interesting little legend that goes along with it. According to this legend, King Soji of Silla was praying at famous temples throughout the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C – 935 A.D.) to help cure his incurable disease. One day, Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion) appeared to King Soji of Silla in a dream. In this dream, Gwanseeum-bosal told the king that there was a flower in the southern part of the kingdom. If he went there, he would be cured. So King Soji of Silla sent his servants to find this place. One of these servants went to Mt. Hwajangsan and found that even though it was the middle of winter, the mountain was in full bloom. The servant found a monk there that was meditating in a cave. The old monk’s name was Dohwa. So the servant took the monk to see King Soji of Silla. Dohwa talked to the king; and after three days, just like his dream told him, King Soji of Silla was cured. As a thank you, the king built a temple around the cave where the monk had been found. And this temple would be known as Gulamsa Temple.

Temple Layout

Gulamsa Temple is located on the south side of Mt. Hwajangsan. And as you make your way up the mountain and towards Gulamsa Temple, you’ll notice that the mountain has suffered from recent forest fire damage. But it’s also from the heights of Mt. Hwajangsan that you get some beautiful views of the village of Eonyang down below.

After finally making your way to nearly the top of the mountain, you’ll find a modern-looking visitors centre at Gulamsa Temple. It’s just past this that you round a corner and get some more amazing views of the village below from the observation deck that’s at the temple. But it’s to your back, and the massive boulder protruding outwards and upwards from the face of the mountain, that you’ll find the unique main hall at Gulamsa Temple.

Up a set of stairs and past some beautifully manicured shrubs, you’ll notice the entrance to the main hall that’s situated inside a cave. This mid-sized cave houses a solitary image of Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise) on the main altar. Book-ending this central statue are two green and ornate pagodas. The two pagodas stand about a metre in height. To the right of the main altar are two more stone statues. The first of the two, which is the one to the left, is an image of Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion). And this statue is then joined to the right by an image of Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit).

Outside the main hall, and to the far left, is a stone relief dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife). The relief is carved directly onto the face of the mountain. And placed throughout the cracks and crevices of the mountain are various statues of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas that visitors have left behind.

How To Get There

From the Eonyang Intercity Bus Terminal, you’ll need to take a taxi to get to Gulamsa Temple. The taxi ride will cost about 6,000 won (one way), and it’ll take about 15 minutes. From where the taxi drops you off, you’ll need to walk an additional 300 metres to get to Gulamsa Temple.

Overall Rating: 5/10

Gulamsa Temple is a bit of a tricky temple to rate because it’s not all that big, but it does have some interesting features like the cave main hall and the beautiful stone relief dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife). There are also some beautiful views of the village below from the heights of Mt. Hwajangsan.

The road leading up to Gulamsa Temple. The view from Mt. Hwajangsan. Just a little bit further to the temple. And the view of the neighbouring apartments from Gulamsa Temple. The entry to the cave main hall. The stone relief of Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife) at Gulamsa Temple. Some of the items left behind by temple visitors. And some more including a golden Birojana-bul (The Buddha of Cosmic Energy). A look towards the entry of the main hall. The doors that welcome you. Inside the cave main hall. Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit) sits to the right and Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion) sits ot the left. —


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Korean nouns – Essential words for your language learning

Tue, 2022-05-10 04:40

In this article, we will teach you all about Korean nouns.

Even if you know plenty about verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and grammar in general for a language, you wouldn’t be able to string a single sentence together if you knew none of the vocabulary. And the reality is that whether you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced, or native level speaker of a language, many of us are learning new vocabulary each day of our lives.

Beyond simply knowing a word, we also need to, of course, know how to then use it. Once you know at least the most common Korean nouns and know how to distinguish them and place them into sentences correctly, you’ve already made a lot of headway with your Korean language learning journey.

What are Korean nouns?

As you already know from your previous language studies, whether your native language or a new language you’re learning, a noun refers to either a person, object, or thing. They can be either physical or abstract.

They can be used as subjective or objective in a sentence and can commonly be replaced by a pronoun. Korean nouns work exactly the same way. To learn Korean nouns, it is useful to understand that they are separated into three groups, as follows.

Sino-Korean nouns

Approximately 60% of all Korean nouns fall under this category. These are Korean words that originated from Chinese and in the case of nouns, typically represent abstract or complex ideas, or relate to the academics.

Native Korean nouns

35% of all nouns are purely native to the Korean language. Usually, they are Korean words familiar with traditional culture. They’re also the most common Korean words that the fundamental elements in life, such as the different seasons.

Korean Loan words

5% of nouns in the Korean language have been imported from other languages, most commonly English, Japanese or German. In this vocabulary, many have the same meaning as they do in their language of origin, but there are also loan words that have been given a new meaning. In this case, it’s more accurate to call them Konglish rather than refer to them as loan words.

*Do note that there are also some Korean words that can all mean the same thing. Typically they are differentiated by the context in which they are used.

How do you say “noun” in Korean?

The Korean word for “noun” is 명사 (myeongsa). It is an umbrella term with which you can refer to all of the nouns as a whole or any singular noun.

Lists of the Most Common Korean Nouns

Below you can find a couple of category lists with basic Korean nouns for you to know. For many categories, we also have their own dedicated posts already, where you can find even more useful vocabulary to memorize. Knowing these will be especially helpful if you’re in South Korea.

Korean vocabulary related to animals

Here are some of the most common Korean words related to animals.

If you’re interested in learning even more basic Korean words for animals, head over to our article on animals in Korean.

KoreanEnglish 앨리게이터 (aelligeiteo)Alligator 곰 (gom)Bear 새 (sae)Bird 황소 (hwangso)Bull 고양이 (goyangi)Cat 암소 (amso)Cow 크로커다일 (keurokeodail)Crocodile 까마귀 (kkamagwi)Crow 사슴 (saseum)Deer 강아지 (gangaji)Dog 돌고래 (dolgorae)Dolphin 오리 (ori)Duck 독수리 (doksuri)Eagle 어류 (eoryu)Fish 여우 (yeou)Fox 고릴라 (gorilla)Gorilla 말 (mal)Horse 사자 (saja)Lion 원숭이 (wonsungi)Monkey 무스 (museu)Moose 돼지 (dwaeji)Pig 조랑말 (jorangmal)Pony 토끼 (tokki)Rabbit 장닭 (jangdal)Rooster 상어 (sangeo)Shark 양 (yang)Sheep 뱀 (baem)Snake 거미 (geomi)Spider 호랑이 (horangi)Tiger 칠면조 (chilmyeonjo)Turkey 거북 (geobuk)Turtle 고래 (gorae)Whale 늑대 (neukdae)Wolf Korean nouns related to appliances and electronics

Below are different appliances and devices and what they are called in the Korean language. These words may come in handy if you’re looking for a birthday present for yourself or for your loved ones.

KoreanEnglish 가전제품 (gajeonjepum)Appliances 전자 기술 (jeonja gisul)Electronics 에어컨 (eeokeon)Air Conditioner 믹서기 (mikseogi)Blender 충전기 (chungjeongi)Charger 디지털 카메라 (dijiteol kamera)Digital camera 헤어드라이기 (heeodeuraigi)Hairdryer 노트복 (noteubok)Laptop 전자 레인지 (jeonja reinji)Microwave 핸드폰 (haendeupon)Mobile phone 스마트폰 (seumateupon)Smartphone 라디오 (radio)Radio 냉장고 (naejanggo)Refrigerator 밥솥 (bapsot)Rice cooker 텔레비전 (tellebijeon)Television 청소기 (cheongsogi)Vacuum cleaner 세탁기 (setakgi)Washing machine Korean words related to body parts

Below are some of the most common Korean words for body parts. If you’re in Korea and you feel pain in your body, you can express how you feel easier to Koreans.

If you read our article body parts in Korean, you can learn even more vocabulary for this category.

KoreanEnglish 몸 (mom)Body 신체 부분 (sinche bubun)Body part 뇌 (noe)Brain 발목 (balmok)Ankle 팔 (pal)Arm 등 (deung)Back 뼈 (ppyeo)Bone 가슴 (gaseum)Chest 귀 (gwi)Ear 팔꿈치 (palkkumchi)Elbow 눈 (nun)Eye 얼굴 (eolgul)Face 손가락 (songarak)Finger 발 (bal)Foot 머리가락 (meorigarak)Hair 손 (son)Hand 머리 (meori)Head 심장 (simjang)Heart 무릎 (mureup)Knee 다리 (dari)Leg 입술 (ipsul)Lips 간 (gan)Liver 폐 (pye)Lungs 입 (ip)Mouth 근육 (geunyuk)Muscle 목 (mok)Neck 코 (ko)Nose 어깨 (eokkae)Shoulder 피부 (pibu)Skin 위 (wi)Stomach 혀 (hyeo)Tongue 이 (i)Tooth 허리 (heori)Waist 손목 (sonmok)Wrist Korean nouns related to cooking and food

There is plenty of vocabulary that falls under this category. Below, you can find Korean nouns that are related to cooking and different types of food.

Cooking tools

Here are some common Korean words related to cooking tools.

KoreanEnglish 주방 (jubang)
부엌 (bueok)Kitchen 요리 (yori)Cooking 조리기구 (jorigigu)Cooking utensils 그릇 (geureut)Bow 도마 (doma)Chopping board 젓가락 (jeotgarak)Chopsticks 냄비 (naembi)Cooking pot 컵 (keop)Cup 날붙이류 (nalbutiryu)Cutlery 포크 (pokeu)Fork 후라이팬 (huraipaen)Frying pan 유리잔 (yurijan)Glass 항아리 (hangari)Jar 칼 (kal)Knife 머그 (meogeu)Mug 오븐 (obeun)Oven 접시 (jeopsi)Plate 숟가락 (sutgarak)Spoon 스토브 (seutobeu)Stove Cooking ingredients

Here is the vocabulary related to cooking ingredients. We also have an article dedicated to “cook” in Korean, with which you can learn Korean even more in terms of utensils and appliances.

KoreanEnglish 제빵 가루 (jeppang garu)Baking powder 바질 (bajil)Basil 버터 (beoteo)Butter 계피 (gyepi)Cinnamon 식용유 (singnyongyu)Cooking oil 옥수수 가루 (oksusu garu)Corn flour 크림 (keurim)Cream 밀가루 (milgaru)Flour 마늘 (maneul)Garlic 꿀 (kkul)Honey 잼 (jaem)Jam 케첩 (kecheop)Ketchup 마요네즈 (mayonejeu)Mayonnaise 겨자 (gyeoja)Mustard 올리브 오일 (ollibeu oil)Olive oil 파슬리 (paseulli)Parsley 후추 (huchu)Pepper 고추장 (gochujang)Red pepper paste 고춧가루 (gochutgaru)Red pepper powder 쌀 (ssal)Rice 호밀 (homil)Rye 소금 (sogeum)Salt 참깨 (chamkkae)Sesame seeds 간장 (ganjang)Soy sauce 설탕 (seoltang)Sugar 식초 (sikcho)Vinegar 밀 (mil)Wheat 효모 (hyomo)Yeast Beverages

Here is a list of vocabulary related to beverages.

KoreanEnglish 음료 (eumryo)Drink 술 (sul)Alcohol 맥주 (maekju)Beer 커피 (keopi)Coffee 주스 (juseu)Juice 우유 (uyu)Milk 차 (cha)Tea 소주 (soju)Soju 물 (mul)Water Food

If you’d like to eat something while in Korea, expressing this will be easier for you.

KoreanEnglish 음식 (eumsik)Food 빵 (ppang)Bread 치즈 (chijeu)Cheese 고추 (gochu)Chili 계란 (gyeran)Egg 햄 (haem)Ham 김치 (gimchi)Kimchi 양고기 (yanggogi)Lamb 돼지고기 (dwaejigogi)Pork 팥 (pat)Red bean 소시지 (sosiji)Sausage 식사 (siksa)Meal 비스킷 (biseukit)Biscuit 버거 (beogeo)Burger 케이크 (keikeu)Cake 사탕 (satang)Candy 시리얼 (sirieol)Cereal 초콜렛 (chokollet)Chocolate 아이스크림 (aiseukeurim)Ice cream 면 (myeon)Noodles 파스타 (paseuta)Pasta 피자 (pija)Pizza 죽 (juk)Porridge 밥 (bap)Rice 샐러드 (saelleodeu)Salad 수프 (supeu)Soup 스파게티 (seupageti)Spaghetti 토스트 (toseuteu)Toast 채식 (chaesik)Vegetarian food 양식 (yangsik)Western food Meat

Below are the most common Korean words related to meat. For more vocabulary related to this topic, we have a separate article on “meat” in Korean.

KoreanEnglish 고기 (gogi)Meat 베이컨 (beikeon)Bacon 쇠고기 (soegogi)Beef 닭고기 (dalgogi)Chicken 오리 고기 (ori gogi)Duck Fruits

Here are the most common Korean words related to fruits. We also have an article that further covers Korean terms for fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

KoreanEnglish 사과 (sagwa)Apple 살구 (salgu)Apricot 바나나 (banana)Banana 블랙베리 (beullaekberi)Blackberry 블루베리 (beulluberi)Blueberry 대추 (daechu)Dates 과일 (gwail)Fruit 포도 (podo)Grape 자몽 (jamong)Grapefruit 청포도 (cheongpodo)Green grapes 할라봉 (hallabong)Jeju orange 귤 (gyul)
Mandarin 오렌지 (orenji)Orange 복송아 (boksonga)Peach 배 (bae)Pear 감 (gam)Persimmon 자두 (jadu)Plum 석류 (seongnyu)Pomegranate 건포도 (geonpodo)Raisins 라즈베리 (rajeuberi)Raspberry 딸기 (ttalgi)Strawberry 수박 (subak)Watermelon Vegetables

Listed below are the most common Korean words related to vegetables.

KoreanEnglish 야채 (yachae)Vegetable 콩나물 (kongnamul)Bean sprouts 브로콜리 (beurokolli)Broccoli 양배추 (yangbaechu)Brussels sprouts 배추 (baechu)Cabbage 당근 (danggeun)Carrot 옥수수 (oksusu)Corn 오이 (oi)Cucumber 부추 (buchu)Leek 양상추 (yangsangchu)
Lettuce 버섯 (beoseot)
Mushroom 양파 (yangpa)Onion 감자 (gamja)Potato 호박 (hobak)Pumpkin 무 (mu)Radish 시금치 (sigeumchi)Spinach 파 (pa)Spring onion 고구마 (goguma)Sweet potato 토마토 (tomato)Tomato Nuts

Here are some of the most common Korean words related to nuts.

KoreanEnglish 아몬드 (amondeu)Almond 밤 (bam)
Chestnut 땅콩 (ttangkong)
Peanuts 호두 (hodu)Walnut Common Korean nouns related to family

Below are the common Korean words that are related to family. To learn the full roster of different terms for family members, we have an article entirely dedicated to Korean family terms for you to go and learn from.

KoreanEnglish 가족 (gajok)Family 숙모 (sungmo)
Aunt 아이 (ai)Child 딸 (ttal)
Daughter 아버지 (abeoji)
Father/Dad 할아버지 (harabeoji)
Grandfather 할머니 (halmeoni)Grandmother 남편 (nampyeon)Husband 부부 (bubu)Married couple 어머니 (eomeoni)Mother/Mom 부모님 (bumonim)
Parents 아들 (adeul)Son 쌍동이 (ssangdongi)
Twins 삼촌 (samchon)Uncle 아내 (anae)Wife Korean nouns related to jobs

Below is the common vocabulary for occupations in Korean. If you’d like to discover more occupations, head over to our jobs in Korean article. Perhaps your dream job is also included in there?

KoreanEnglish 직업 (jigeop)Job 예술가 (yesulga)Artist 바리스타 (bariseuta)Barista 부기계원 (bugigyewon)Bookkeeper 출납계원 (chullapgyewon)Cashier 요리사 (yorisa)Chef 건설노동자 (geonseollodongja)Construction worker 의사 (uisa)Doctor 전기기사 (jeongigisa)Electrician 관리인 (gwalliin)Janitor 변호사 (byeonhosa)Lawyer 정비사 (jeongbisa)Mechanic 음악가 (eumakga)
Musician 간호사 (ganhosa)Nurse 회사원 (hoesawon)Office worker 경찰관 (gyeongchalgwan)Police officer 웨이터 (weiteo)Server 군인 (gunin)Soldier 트럭 운전사 (teureok unjeonsa)Truck driver Korean nouns related to school

Below are the most common school-related Korean words. We also have an article on “school” in Korean from where you can learn even more vocabulary.

KoreanEnglish 학교 (hakgyo)School 수업 (sueop)
Class 숙제 (sukje)
Homework 공책 (gongchaek)
Notebook 학생 (haksaeng)Student 교수 (gyosu)Professor 선생님 (seonsaengnim)Teacher Korean nouns related to time

Below are the most common Korean words related to time. If there weren’t enough time-related terms for you here, you can learn even more about time in Korean on our blog.

KoreanEnglish 시간 (sigan)Time 날 (nal)
Day 오늘 (oneul)
Today 내일 (naeil)
Tomorrow 주 (ju)
Week 년 (nyeon)
Year 어제 (eoje)
Yesterday 시계 (sigye)
Clock 시 (si)
Hour 분 (bun)
Minute 초 (cho)Second Korean nouns related to transportation

Below are the most common Korean words related to transportation. These are important to know especially if you’re in South Korea.

We also have articles specifically dedicated to terminology for “car” in Korean and “train” in Korean.

KoreanEnglish 교통 (gyotong)
Transportation 비행기 (bihaenggi)Airplane 자전거 (jajeongeo)Bicycle 버스 (beoseu)Bus 교차로 (gyocharo)Intersection 횡단보도 (hoengdanbodo)Pedestrian road 도로 (doro)Road 길 (gil)Street 전철 (jeoncheol)Subway 택시 (taeksi)Taxi 신호등 (sinhodeung)Traffic light 기차 (gicha)Train Other common Korean words

Here are more words that you can learn to enhance your Korean language skills.


KoreanEnglish 미술 (misul)Art 책 (chaek)
Book 도시 (dosi)City 나라 (nara)Country 문화 (munhwa)Culture 문 (mun)Door 친구 (chingu)Friend 게임 (geim)Game 건강 (geongang)Health 역사 (yeoksa)History 집 (jip)Home 발상 (balsang)Idea 삶 (sal)Life 남자 (namja)Man 돈 (don)Money 영화 (yeonghwa)Movie 음악 (eumak)Music 이름 (ireum)Name 번호 (beonho)Number 파티 (pati)Party 사람 (saram)Person 대통령 (daetongryeong)President 질문 (jilmun)Question 이유 (iyu)Reason 방 (bang)Room 이야기 (iyagi)Story 팀 (tim)Team 전쟁 (jeonjaeng)War 창문 (changmun)Window 여자 (yeoja)Woman 세계 (segye)World Korean nouns in sentences

Nouns in Korean typically have 4 positions they can take in each sentence.

  1. It can appear by itself, in which case there is no particle attached to them. For example when you call out to someone by their name or status.
  2. It can appear with a particle attached to it.
  3. It may be followed by another noun. An example of this is 오렌지 주스 (orenji juseu), “orange juice.”
  4. It can be followed by a copula, aka a connecting word, typically a form of the ‘be”-verb.
Examples of Korean sentences

Below you can find example sentences of the different ways these words can be placed in a sentence. Each example can be used to practice how to write the vocabulary, as well as speaking, and pronunciation.

KoreanEnglish 언니, 충전기를 좀 빌려줄래요? 핸드폰 배터리가 거의 다 닳았어요.
(eonni, chungjeongireul jom billyeojullaeyo? haendeupon baeteoriga geoui da dalasseoyo.)

Eonni, can I borrow your charger? My phone is nearly out of battery. 공책에 무엇을 쓰고 있나?
(gongchaege mueoseul sseugo inna?)What are you writing in your notebook? 잠깐만 기다리면 호랑이를 볼 수 있을 것 같아요.
(jamkkanman gidarimyeon horangireul bol su isseul geot gatayo.)It looks like you’ll be able to see the tiger if you just wait a moment. 오빠, 같이 영화를 보러 갈래?
(oppa, gachi yeonghwareul boreo gallae?)
Oppa, do you want to go see a movie together? 카페라떼는 제가 가장 자주 마시는 커피음료예요.
(kaperatteneun jega gajang jaju masineun keopieumnyoyeyo.)
Cafe latte is the coffee drink I drink the most often. 이번 주말에 기차타고 부산에 가자!
(ibeon jumare gichatago busane gaja!)
Let’s take the train and go to Busan this weekend! 제일 좋아하는 한국음식은 뭐예요? 제가 김치찌개 제일 좋아해요.
(jeil joahaneun hangugeumsigeun mwoyeyo? jega gimchijjigae jeil joahaeyo.)What is your favorite Korean food? Mine is kimchi jjigae. 요즘 발목이 너무 아파서 달리기를 못하고 의사를 봐야 할 것 같아.
(yojeum balmogi neomu apaseo dalligireul mothago uisareul bwaya hal geot gata.)Because my ankle hurts a lot these days, it looks like I can’t go running and must see a doctor. Conclusion

Today we covered so many different categories of nouns and learned how they could be placed in phrases and sentences. We hope you learned a lot of new vocabulary and are proud of yourself. We have more lessons in different Korean vocabulary that you can find in our blog.

If you think it’s too many Korean words to learn at once, perhaps you can turn this Korean vocabulary into flashcards? You’ll definitely memorize these common Korean words in no time! You can also test yourself on this topic later on. After all, Korean quizzes are proven to be a fun way to enhance your skills in the Korean language.

Now that you have mastered Korean nouns, perhaps you’d like to memorize verbs next? Our Korean verbs article can help you with that! Or how about learning even more useful Korean words and vocabulary for daily life? Before you go, do you want to take a guess how many common Korean words you know by now? We bet it’s more than you think!

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눈치 and How to Use It | Korean FAQ

Mon, 2022-05-09 16:06

I've often received questions about how to use the word 눈치, and wanted to help clarify things.

눈치 has several translations depending on the situation, but overall is a simple word to use.

In this video I'll show you exactly what 눈치 means and how you can use it, and also show you some common expressions that use 눈치 including 눈치(가) 없다, 눈치(가) 있다, 눈치(가) 빠르다, 눈치(를) 보다, 눈치(가) 보이다, 눈치(를) 채다, as well as the word 눈치게임.

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Chonjusa Temple – 천주사 (Yongbyon, Pyonganbuk-to, North Korea)

Sun, 2022-05-08 23:57
Chonjusa Temple in 1909 (Picture Courtesy of the Buddhist Art of North Korea: Documentation in Gelatin Dry Plates). Temple History

Chonjusa Temple [Cheonjusa Temple] is located on the southern slopes of Mt. Yaksan in Yongbyon, Pyonganbuk-to, North Korea. And for some of this article, it should be noted, that the spelling of North Korean places will use the North Korean style of spelling. The location of the Chonjusa Temple has long been considered one of the Eight Scenic Views of Gwanseo. The present Chonjusa Temple was founded in 1684, while rebuilding the inner fortress on Mt. Buksan. However, it’s believed that Chonjusa Temple existed before 1684, but it fell into disrepair. Chonjusa Temple was then later rebuilt in 1722.

While once larger in size, the temple now only consists of the Pogwang-jeon Hall [Bogwang-jeon Hall], the Chonju-ru Pavilion [Cheonju-ru Pavilion], and the monks dorms and storage area. Written on one of the pillars of the Pogwang-jeon Hall, it states that it was constructed in May, 1722. While there have been repairs done to the Pogwang-jeon Hall [Bogwang-jeon Hall] more recently, the main hall at Chonjusa Temple still retains its original appearance and beauty.

Chonjusa Temple is North Korean National Treasure #46.

Chonjusa Temple layout. (Picture courtesy of here). Temple Layout

When you first approach Chonjusa Temple, the first thing you’ll notice is the front facade of the temple with its two pavilions jetting outwards and a central pavilion resting back somewhat from the other two book-ending pavilions. The central pavilion is known as Chonju-ru Pavilion. It’s an open design with an elevated wooden floor that people need to pass through to gain entry to the rest of the temple grounds. The ceiling of the Chonju-ru Pavilion is adorned with beautiful dancheong colours and a blue and yellow dragon emerging from the depths of angry clouds. There are other images adorning the interior of the Chonju-ru Pavilion like floral patterns and the Taoist Immortals, or “Sinseon” in Korean. To the left and right of the central Chonju-ru Pavilion are a pair of wooden pathways that lead to the two protruding pavilions. The pavilion to the left is known as the Mangwol-dae Pavilion and the pavilion to the right is known as Hyangil-Heon Pavilion. Both adjoining pavilions are adorned with floral paintings and intricate woodwork, as well as beautiful dancheong.

Having passed through the central Chonju-ru Pavilion entryway, you’ll now find yourself standing in the compact temple courtyard. To your immediate right and left are the monks’ dorms and storage building. And just below the Pogwang-jeon Hall [Bogwang-jeon Hall] is the Su-gak, which is a water pavilion.

As for the the main hall, the Pogwang-jeon Hall [Bogwang-jeon Hall], it has beautifully preserved Geumdancheong around its exterior walls and up in the eaves. As for the front doors of the Pogwang-jeon Hall, the latticework is adorned with intricate and colourful floral patterns. Stepping inside the Pogwang-jeon Hall, the intricate woodwork and dancheong colours continue up in the eaves of the main hall. The main altar triad sits beneath a red datjib (canopy) with a blue dragon painted on the underside of the canopy. As for the main altar triad, there’s a seated image of Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha) in the centre. This central image is joined by Munsu-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Wisdom) and Bohyeon-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Power). If you look close enough at these statues of these two Bodhisattvas, you’ll notice that they both wear unique crowns. Take your time and look all around the interior of the Pogwang-jeon Hall because the bracket work and colours are stunning.

How To Get There

For now, in today’s political climate, you don’t. But hopefully one day soon we can. Below is a map of where to find Chonjusa Temple in Yongbyon, Pyonganbuk-to, North Korea.

Overall Rating: 8/10

There are a couple highlights to Chonjusa Temple. The first, and right at the entry, is the Chonju-ru Pavilion. Both the central pavilion and its two off-shoots are all stunning both inside and out. From their intricate woodwork to their delicate paintings, it’s uncommon to find a pavilion like this at any temple whether it’s in North or South Korea, especially if it’s a historic temple. The other main highlight is the Pogwang-jeon Hall [Bogwang-jeon Hall] with its beautiful dancheong and intricate bracket work both inside and outside the main hall. Hopefully one day soon we’ll all get to see this beautiful temple up-close.

Historical Pictures of Chonjusa Temple The view from the Mangwol-dae Pavilion (Picture courtesy of the Joseon Gojeok Dobo, 1932) The Pogwang-jeon Hall (Picture courtesy of the Joseon Gojeok Dobo, 1932). Chonjusa Temple Now The temple as you first approach it. (Picture courtesy of Naver). The Chonju-ru Pavilion. (Picture courtesy of Naver). Inside the Chonju-ru Pavilion. (Picture courtesy of Naver). The ceiling of the Chonju-ru Pavilion with the twin dragons. (Picture courtesy of Naver). The Mangwol-dae Pavilion at Chonjusa Temple. (Picture courtesy of Naver). The Su-gak Pavilion in front of the Pogwang-jeon Hall [Bogwang-jeon Hall]. (Picture courtesy of Naver). The Pogwang-jeon Hall [Bogwang-jeon Hall]. (Picture courtesy of Naver). The floral latticework adorning the Pogwang-jeon Hall. (Picture courtesy of Naver). A dragon up in the eaves of the Pogwang-jeon Hall. (Picture courtesy of Naver). Inside the Pogwang-jeon Hall. (Picture courtesy of Naver). The statue of Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha) on the main altar. (Picture courtesy of Naver). And the unique statue of Munsu-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Wisdom) on the main altar, as well. (Picture courtesy of Naver). The blue dragon on the underside of the main altar canopy. (Picture courtesy of Naver). —


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Sun, 2022-05-08 08:43
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Sun, 2022-05-08 08:10
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Sun, 2022-05-08 00:21
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Sat, 2022-05-07 13:46
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