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Basic Korean Vocabulary 4/4

Basic Korean Vocabulary 4/4

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This pack contans 500 of the most common Korean words.

Items (509)

  • 가스

    gas

  • 동전

    (copper) coin

  • 기본적

    basic

  • 첫눈

    the first snow (of the season)

  • 태연하다

    to be calm, composed, nonchalant

  • 창밖

    outside the window

  • 새하얗다

    to be pure white, snow-white

  • 횡설수설하다

    to talk nonsense, babble, speak incoherently

  • 마주치다

    to meet with, come across

  • 대사

    ambassador

  • 여배우

    actress

  • 포근하다

    to be soft, comfortable

  • 예감

    premonition, foreboding, hunch

  • 배경

    background, setting

  • 바래다

    to fade, lose color

  • 찜질방

    Korean dry sauna, spa

  • 떨리다

    to tremble, shake, shiver

  • 일거리

    work, things to do, task

  • 전차

    tank

  • 보트

    boat

  • 시간표

    schedule, timetable

  • 모범

    example, (role) model

  • 들려주다

    to let hear (i.e. tell, read to, inform etc.)

  • 횟수

    number (of times)

  • 늘리다

    to extend

  • 작곡

    composition (of music)

  • 제작

    production, making

  • 성향

    tendency, inclination

  • 끌어내다

    to take out, bring out, drag out

  • 발매

    sale

  • 유효하다

    to be valid

  • 방면

    way, aspect

  • 인천

    Incheon

  • 여행사

    travel agency

  • 도망치다

    to run away, escape

  • 훔치다

    to wipe, mop

  • 제자리

    the proper place, the original place

  • 맴돌다

    to circle, hover

  • jar

  • 못되다

    to be under, short of

  • 바뀌다

    to be changed, transformed

  • 황당하다

    to be ridiculous, absurd, nonsensical

  • 경솔하다

    to be careless, rash

  • 성적

    grade, mark

  • 인연

    destiny

  • 마술

    magic

  • 결론

    conclusion

  • 이기적

    selfish

  • 호감

    good feeling, favorable impression

  • 조치

    action, steps, measures

  • 절반

    half

  • 거스르다

    to give change

  • 미련하다

    to be stupid, foolish

  • 끔찍하다

    to be terrible, horrible

  • 대박

    something great

  • 유혹하다

    to tempt, lure, seduce

  • 우울하다

    to be gloomy, cheerless, depressed

  • 급속히

    rapidly

  • 악수

    handshake

  • 평범하다

    to be ordinary, common

  • 괴물

    monster

  • 도둑질하다

    to steal, rob

  • 사투리

    dialect

  • 처녀

    unmarried (single) woman, maiden, virgin

  • 기웃기웃

    peeping, snooping

  • 애원하다

    to beg, plead, entreat

  • 공격

    attack, assault

  • 두부

    tofu

  • 관사

    official residence

  • 공개하다

    to make public

  • 수수료

    commission, fee

  • 억양

    intonation, accent

  • 표준

    standard, norm, average

  • 여리다

    to be tender, soft, delicate

  • 순하다

    to be gentle, mild, meek

  • 만두

    dumpling

  • 섞다

    to blend, mix

  • 대표적

    representative, typical

  • 취향

    taste, liking, preference

  • 미소

    smile

  • 메달

    medal

  • 따다

    to obtain

  • 달래다

    to soothe, calm (down)

  • 감격하다

    to be deeply moved

  • 세트

    a set

  • 과제

    task, assignment

  • 불행하다

    to be unhappy, unfortunate

  • 장사

    business, trade

  • 밀리다

    to be delayed, be behind, be overdue

  • 몽땅

    all

  • 우체부

    mailman

  • 세일

    sale

  • 면허증

    license, permission

  • 지저분하다

    to be messy, disordered, untidy

  • 사치품

    luxury goods

  • 비롯하다

    to include

  • 과연

    indeed, sure enough

  • 틀다

    to switch on

  • 습도

    humidity

  • 무덥다

    to be stifling, humid, sultry

  • 건조하다

    to be dry

  • 대체로

    generally, mostly

  • 식다

    to cool off, get cold

  • 흑인

    black, ethnic African

  • 전통

    tradition

  • 명물

    specialty

  • 현대인

    modern people

  • 고독하다

    to be lonely, solitary

  • 떡볶이

    rice-stick with vegetables

  • 마침

    coincidently, just

  • 불쾌하다

    to be unpleasant, uncomfortable

  • 인터뷰

    interview

  • 사납다

    to be wild, fierce, violent

  • 그저께

    day before yesterday

  • 전해주다

    to deliver, convey, report

  • 시다

    to be sour

  • 초밥

    sushi

  • 일식집

    Japanese restaurant

  • 눅눅하다

    to be damp, humid

  • 장마철

    the rainy season

  • 내내

    throughout, all the time, from start to finish

  • 사인

    cause of death

  • 견디다

    to bear, endure, tolerate

  • 그룹

    group

  • hundred million

  • 다투다

    to fight, argue, struggle

  • 신청곡

    song request

  • 세대

    generation

  • 마음속

    one's mind, one's heart

  • 흥정하다

    to bargain, haggle over terms

  • 공평하다

    to be fair, just, even-handed

  • 생물학

    biology

  • 경영

    (business) management, administration

  • 국적

    nationality, citizenship

  • 품질

    quality

  • 관광

    tourism

  • 모델

    model

  • 유용하다

    to be useful, helpful

  • 휴지통

    trash can, wastebasket

  • 은은하다

    to be vague, faint

  • 향기

    scent, fragrance

  • 편도

    one-way trip

  • 수정과

    dried persimmon punch

  • 기린

    giraffe

  • 중앙

    center, middle

  • 생활비

    living expenses, the cost of living

  • 불꽃

    spark, flame

  • 국제선

    international flight

  • 커다랗다

    to be very big, huge

  • 시인

    poet

  • 왼손

    left hand

  • 평가

    appraisal, evaluation, assessment

  • 달라지다

    to change, alter, vary

  • 삶다

    to boil, cook

  • 통신

    communication, correspondence

  • 코끼리

    elephant

  • 맏아들

    the eldest son

  • 우애

    brotherly love

  • 내적

    inner, internal

  • 자랑거리

    something one is proud of

  • 자동

    automatic

  • 돌아다니다

    to wander around, roam

  • 양심

    conscience

  • 유괴하다

    to kidnap, abduct

  • 유머

    humor

  • 시력

    eyesight

  • 도서

    books, publications

  • exactly, precisely

  • 오른손

    right hand

  • 장남

    eldest son

  • 고구마

    sweet potato

  • 국경

    border, boundary

  • tower, pagoda

  • 재혼하다

    to remarry, marry again

  • 바둑

    Go (the board game)

  • 온천

    hot spring

  • 놀이

    play, game, pastime

  • 스케이트

    skates

  • 공상과학

    science fiction

  • 책방

    bookstore

  • 피서

    summer retreat (out of town), summer vacation, getaway

  • 쌀쌀하다

    to be chilly

  • 부수

    radical

  • 인구

    population

  • 항의

    protest, complaint

  • honey

  • 수십

    tens, scores, dozens

  • 부담

    burden

  • 일상

    everyday, daily life

  • 최대

    the largest, the biggest

  • 칠순

    the age of seventy

  • 영토

    territory, domain

  • 음력

    lunar calendar

  • 월세

    monthly rent

  • 어귀

    entrance

  • 항구

    port, harbor

  • 장녀

    eldest daughter

  • 하반기

    the second half of the year

  • 모임

    meeting, gathering

  • 물질

    matter, substance, material

  • 외할머니

    maternal grandmother

  • 아나운서

    announcer

  • 엄청나다

    to be huge, enormous, tremendous

  • 폭발하다

    to explode, blow up, detonate, erupt

  • concubine

  • 얌전하다

    to be gentle, well-behaved, obedient, modest

  • 따님

    daughter (hon.)

  • 신고하다

    to report, declare, notify

  • 솜씨

    skill, ability

  • 순서

    order, sequence, procedure

  • 시동

    starting (of a machine)

  • 억울하다

    to suffer unfairness, feel victimized

  • 짝퉁

    fake, imitation

  • 쪽팔리다

    to be embarrassing

  • 충전하다

    to electrify, charge

  • 등신

    fool, idiot

  • 중지하다

    to discontinue, stop, suspend

  • 부디

    please

  • my (informal)

  • 유료

    requiring payment

  • 장인

    master craftsman

  • 백성

    the people, the public

  • 청년

    young man, young people

  • 돌이키다

    to undo

  • 용의자

    suspect

  • 데모

    demonstration

  • 끼다

    to wear, to cloud over, be foggy

  • 식모

    maid, domestic help

  • 들러리

    best man, bridesmaid

  • 업체

    business, enterprise, concern

  • 펴놓다

    to spread, lay out, keep open

  • 선비

    classical scholar

  • 파악하다

    to grasp, understand, figure out

  • 실천

    practice, action (as opposed to just talking)

  • 공동

    joint, group, collaboration

  • 까닭

    reason, cause, grounds (for)

  • 이윽고

    eventually, at last, finally

  • 한눈

    a look, a glance

  • 나뉘다

    to be divided, be apart

  • 눈부시다

    to be dazzling, glaring, brilliant

  • 빈틈

    gap, crack

  • 방패

    shield

  • 입찰

    bid, tender

  • 작성하다

    to draw up, write out, prepare

  • 미역국

    seaweed soup

  • 금발

    golden hair

  • 수염

    beard, moustache, whiskers

  • 이상형

    ideal type

  • 애교

    charms, courtesy

  • 센터

    center

  • 건장하다

    to be well built, have a strong physique

  • 혈압

    blood pressure

  • 용납하다

    to allow, permit, tolerate

  • 험하다

    to be rugged, rough, sinister

  • 상대하다

    to deal with

  • 물러나다

    to fall back, retreat, retire

  • 무례하다

    to be rude, disrespectful

  • 통역하다

    to interpret (translate orally)

  • 색칠하다

    to color, paint

  • 영리하다

    to be smart, clever, bright

  • 지혜

    wisdom, wit

  • 독특하다

    to be peculiar, unique, distinctive

  • 처지

    position, circumstances, situation

  • 미숙하다

    to be unripe, immature

  • 조미료

    seasoning, condiment

  • 식용유

    cooking oil

  • 해바라기

    sunflower

  • sesame

  • 물끄러미

    with a blank look

  • 금품

    money and valuables

  • 몸매

    one's figure

  • 듬직하다

    to be reliable, dependable

  • 활발하다

    to be lively, active

  • 자상하다

    to be attentive, considerate, thoughtful

  • 분석

    analysis

  • 관계자

    the interested parties, affected persons

  • 지적하다

    to point out, indicate

  • 신청서

    application form

  • 온전하다

    to be whole, intact

  • 고급

    high rank

  • 음절

    syllable

  • 앞면

    the front

  • 북녘

    north

  • 펭귄

    penguin

  • 해변

    beach, seashore

  • 관광객

    tourist

  • 요원

    agent

  • 장물

    stolen goods

  • 순진하다

    to be naive

  • 쏘다

    to shoot, fire

  • 앙큼하다

    to be sly, cunning

  • 연락선

    ferry

  • 첫인상

    one's first impression

  • 투표하다

    to vote

  • 투자하다

    to invest

  • 수익

    profit, earnings, revenue

  • 신제품

    new product

  • 신속하다

    to be quick, prompt, swift

  • 마지못해

    reluctantly, grudgingly

  • 숙면

    deep sleep, sound sleep

  • hair, fur, feather

  • 얼빠지다

    to be dazed, be dull-headed, lose one's senses

  • 악성

    bad, vicious, malignant

  • 포장마차

    (covered) cart bar, snack stall

  • 검은색

    black

  • 빨갛다

    to be red

  • 노란색

    yellow

  • 녹색

    green

  • 빨강

    red

  • 청색

    blue

  • 검정

    black

  • 하양

    white, whiteness

  • 하늘색

    sky blue

  • 밤색

    chestnut

  • 노랑

    yellow

  • 핑크

    pink

  • 고동색

    reddish brown

  • 파랑

    blue

  • 연보라

    light purple

  • 하얀색

    white

  • 바래다주다

    see a person home

  • 입구

    entrance, gateway

  • 현관

    front door, entrance, foyer

  • 섭섭하다

    to be sorry, disappointed, regret

  • 말대꾸하다

    to talk back, retort

  • 꼬박꼬박

    regularly

  • 잔뜩

    to the greatest possible extent, to the fullest

  • 시리다

    to be cold (about one's body parts)

  • 택배

    parcel delivery service

  • 꿇다

    to kneel (down)

  • 인턴

    intern

  • 엽서

    postcard

  • 찾아오다

    to retrieve something

  • 극복하다

    to overcome

  • 실연하다

    to be disappointed in love, heartbroken

  • 배신하다

    to betray

  • 사직서

    letter of resignation

  • 힘내다

    to gather heart, cheer up

  • 전처

    one's former wife, ex-wife

  • 야무지다

    to be sturdy, skillful, shrewd

  • 출연하다

    to appear (in a movie etc.)

  • 원기

    energy, vigor

  • 밥상

    dinner table

  • 씩씩하다

    to be brave, manly

  • 덮다

    to cover, shut, close

  • 탈락하다

    to drop out, be eliminated

  • 막히다

    to be blocked, be stopped

  • 재미없다

    to be boring, dull

  • 잘못되다

    to go wrong

  • 쓰레기통

    garbage can, waste basket

  • 저기

    over there

  • 오븐

    oven

  • 욕조

    bathtub

  • 변기

    toilet

  • 장식장

    display cupboard, cabinet

  • 주전자

    kettle

  • 화장대

    dressing table

  • 계획표

    written schedule

  • 소방관

    fireman

  • 주유소

    gas station

  • 일과표

    daily schedule

  • 투명하다

    to be transparent

  • 유행가

    popular song

  • 집들이

    housewarming party

  • 저쪽

    that side, over there

  • 그쪽

    you

  • 수영복

    swimsuit

  • 서늘하다

    to be chilly, cool

  • 일출

    sunrise

  • 전하

    Your Highness

  • 구역

    area, zone, district

  • shovel

  • 대장

    leader, commander

  • 팔씨름하다

    to arm wrestle

  • 뺏다

    to take (away), snatch

  • 야단맞다

    to be scolded thoroughly

  • 고자질하다

    to tattle, tell on

  • 강의실

    lecture room

  • 시시하다

    to be trivial, insignificant

  • 새치기하다

    to jump the queue, cut in line

  • 가버리다

    to be gone

  • 절대

    absolutely, definitely

  • iron pot

  • 피해자

    victim

  • 뻔뻔하다

    to be shameless, brazen

  • 올바로

    honestly, uprightly, properly

  • 화창하다

    to be sunny

  • 통통하다

    to be plump, chubby

  • 머물다

    to stay, remain

  • 터지다

    to burst, blow up, explode

  • 추가하다

    to add, supplement

  • 요일

    day of the week

  • 횡단보도

    crosswalk

  • 지하도

    underpass

  • 허리띠

    belt

  • 그래도

    nevertheless, still, however

  • 더하다

    to get worse, grow harder

  • 정오

    noon, midday

  • 놀이공원

    amusement park

  • 고아원

    orphanage

  • 다락

    attic

  • 갈아입다

    to change clothes

  • 신호등

    traffic light

  • 안부

    regards

  • 화랑

    art gallery

  • 추위

    cold weather

  • 싸늘하다

    to be cool, chilly

  • 어리석다

    to be foolish, stupid, silly

  • 뾰족하다

    to be pointed, sharp

  • 분실물

    lost article, lost item

  • 가죽

    leather

  • 연하다

    to be soft, light, tender

  • 탄탄하다

    to be solid, strong, robust

  • 뒤돌아보다

    to look back

  • 친숙하다

    to be familiar

  • 그리움

    longing, yearning

  • 또래

    peer (group), same age group

  • 뒤쳐지다

    to be left behind

  • 표준어

    standard language

  • 생각

    thought, idea

  • 탈출하다

    to escape

  • 함정

    trap

  • 불타다

    to burn, be in flames

  • 업다

    to carry on one's back

  • 파업

    strike, walkout

  • 썩다

    to rot, decay, go bad

  • 통제

    control

  • 하찮다

    to be trivial, petty, insignificant

  • 사진기

    camera

  • 필통

    pencil case

  • 정열적

    passionate

  • 회화

    painting

  • 재다

    to measure, gauge

  • 이별하다

    to part, separate

  • 도저히

    not at all, by any possibility

  • 포위하다

    to surround, encircle

  • 명심하다

    to keep in mind, remember

  • 고무

    rubber

  • 문방구

    stationery store

  • 사기꾼

    con artist, swindler

  • 복도

    hallway

  • in a row

  • 감추다

    to hide, conceal

  • 원칙

    principle, general rule

  • 양초

    candle

  • 처자

    one's wife and children

  • 공지하다

    to announce, notify

  • 얕다

    to be shallow

  • 다람쥐

    squirrel

  • 볶다

    to fry, roast

  • 수줍다

    to be shy

  • 진실되다

    to be true, truthful, sincere, real

  • 맹세하다

    to swear, pledge

  • 파트너

    partner

  • 발달하다

    to develop

  • 한라산

    Mt. Halla

  • 확대하다

    to expand, magnify

  • 배송

    shipping, delivery

  • 찌개

    stew

  • 영화제

    film festival

  • 높임말

    honorific language (style, words)

  • 신입사원

    newly hired employee

  • 옆집

    next door

  • 연주회

    concert, recital

  • 벽보

    poster

  • 고사하다

    to wither (away)

  • 합창단

    choir, chorus

  • 후보

    candidate, nominee

  • 앞서

    before, earlier

  • 숙이다

    to drop, lower, bow, bend

  • 되뇌다

    to repeat, say (many times over)

  • 고집

    stubbornness, insistence

  • 잠수하다

    to dive, go underwater

  • 널리

    widely, broadly, all over

  • 이롭다

    to be beneficial, do good

  • 만일

    in case, by any chance, suppose

  • 답장

    response, answer (written)

  • 먹이

    food, feed

  • 녹음기

    recorder

  • 전시하다

    to exhibit, display

  • 원피스

    dress

  • 가곡

    song

  • 들키다

    to get caught, be discovered

  • 상견례

    meeting (between the families of the bride and the groom)

  • 교훈

    lesson, moral

  • 양쪽

    both sides

  • 실컷

    to one's satisfaction, as much as one likes

  • 연수

    training, study

  • 알몸

    naked body

  • 용돈

    pocket money, allowance

  • 해수

    seawater

  • 두통

    headache

  • 집안

    home, family, household

  • 아웃

    out

  • 신중하다

    to be cautious, prudent, discreet

  • 팔꿈치

    elbow

  • 단위

    unit, measure

  • 모집하다

    to recruit, invite

  • 죽음

    death

  • 등장하다

    to appear, make an appearance

  • 한계

    limit, boundary

  • cotton

  • 선전

    advertisement

  • 소방서

    fire station

  • 애완동물

    pet

  • 헬스클럽

    health club, gym

  • 연속

    series, streak, continuation

  • 연인

    sweetheart, lover

  • 화장지

    toilet paper