Korean Word List - Basic Vocabulary

In this article, we are going to share an extensive list of words in the Korean language so that you can improve your vocabulary. These are basic, random words that you might be looking for somewhere.

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Korean Word List

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  • on foot - do bo geor eo seo (도보/걸어서)
  • pineapple - pa in ae peul (파인애플)
  • pumpkin - ho bak (호박)
  • lettuce - yang sang chu (양상추)
  • garlic - ma neul (마늘)
  • lunch - jeom sim sik sa (점심식사)
  • high - ki ga keun (키가큰)
  • bitter - sseun (쓴)
  • peanut - ttang kong (땅콩)
  • almonds - a mon deu (아몬드)
  • art - ye sul (예술)
  • donkey - dang na gwi (당나귀)
  • grandmother - hal meo ni (할머니)
  • grandfather - har a beo ji (할아버지)
  • sour - sin si keum han (신 (시큼한))
  • olives - ol li beu (올리브)
  • sugar - seol tang (설탕)
  • low - jjalb eun (짧은)
  • banana - ba na na (바나나)
  • Bank - eun haeng (은행)
  • Restroom - yok sil (욕실)
  • Restroom - hwa jang sil (화장실)
  • cheap - gapt ssan ba ssa ji anh eun (값싼/바싸지 않은)
  • noisy - si kkeu reo un (시끄러운)
  • potatoes - gam ja (감자)
  • baby - a gi (아기)
  • library - do seo gwan (도서관)
  • good - joh eun (좋은)
  • mouth - ip (입)
  • cheeks - bor ppyam (볼/뺨)
  • goat - yeom so (염소)
  • arm - pal (팔)
  • donkeys - dang na gwi deur (당나귀 (들))
  • hair - meo ri ka rak (머리카락)
  • head - meo ri (머리)
  • goats - yeom so deur (염소 (들))
  • dogs - gae deur (개 (들))
  • chair - ui ja (의자)
  • notebook - su cheop (수첩)
  • coffee - ka pe (카페)
  • breakfast - a chim sik sa (아침식사)
  • pants - ba ji (바지)
  • bed - chim dae (침대)
  • shirt - syeo cheu (셔츠)
  • pen - pen (펜)
  • meat - go gi (고기)
  • pork meat - dwae ji go gi (돼지고기)
  • expensive - ga gyeog i bi ssan ( (가격이) 비싼)
  • Letter - pyeon ji seo sin (편지/서신)
  • Wallet - ji gap (지갑)
  • mailman - u che bu (우체부)
  • House - jip (집)
  • House - jip (집)
  • coat - ko teu (코트)
  • horse - mal (말)
  • horses - mar deur (말 (들))
  • onions - yang pa (양파)
  • supper - jeo nyeog sik sa (저녁식사)
  • carrot - dang geun (당근)
  • scenery - geu rim (그림)
  • hat - mo ja (모자)
  • full - ga deuk han wan jeon han (가득한/완전한)
  • raining - bi ga nae rim (비가내림)
  • rain - bi (비)
  • floor - cheung ba dak (층/바닥)
  • science - gwa hak (과학)
  • climate - nal ssi (날씨)
  • nice weather - joh eun nal ssi (좋은날씨)
  • roof - ji bung (지붕)
  • snakes - baem deur (뱀 (들))
  • rabbit - to kki (토끼)
  • rabbits - to kki deur (토끼 (들))
  • Spoon - sut ga rak (숟가락)
  • food - eum sik (음식)
  • cumin - keo min (커민)
  • how? - eo tteoh ge? (어떻게?)
  • glass - keop (컵)
  • heart - sim jang (심장)
  • lamb - yang go gi (양고기)
  • correct - ol ba reun (올바른)
  • elbow - pal kkum chi (팔꿈치)
  • hip - neolp jeok da ri (넓적다리)
  • kitchen - bu eok (부엌)
  • dog - gae (개)
  • sky - ha neul (하늘)
  • by bike - ja jeon geo ro (자전거로)
  • by car - ja dong cha ro (자동차로)
  • Beach - ba dat ga (바닷가)
  • by train - gi cha ro (기차로)
  • back - deung (등)
  • by bus - beo seu ro (버스로)
  • finger - son ga rak (손가락)
  • Toe - bal ga rak (발가락)
  • fingers - son ga rak (손가락)
  • tooth - i chi a (이 (치아))
  • teeth - i chi a (이 (치아))
  • dentist - chi gwa ui sa (치과의사)
  • spilling - bi ga ssod a jim (비가쏟아짐)
  • desert - sa mak (사막)
  • dictionary - sa jeon (사전)
  • difficult - ttak ttak han eo ryeo un (딱딱한/어려운)
  • difficult - eo ryeo un (어려운)
  • sweet - dal kom han (달콤한)
  • candy - sa tang (사탕)
  • elephant - ko kki ri (코끼리)
  • elephants - ko kki ri deur (코끼리 (들))
  • nurse - gan ho sa (간호사)
  • sunny - hwa chang han haet sar i nae ri jjoe neun (화창한/햇살이내리쬐는)
  • wrong - jal mot doen (잘못된)
  • toothbrush - chit sol (칫솔)
  • office - sa mu sil (사무실)
  • wife - a nae (아내)
  • That - geu geot deul (그것들)
  • This - i geot (이것)
  • these - i geot deul (이것들)
  • abroad - oe gug ui (외국의)
  • stars - byeol (별)
  • stomach - bae (배)
  • drain out - bi eo it neun bin (비어있는/빈)
  • I love - na neun sa rang han da ( (나는) 사랑한다)
  • I drive - nae ga un jeon han da ( (내가) 운전한다)
  • I give - nae ga jun da ( (내가) 준다)
  • I write - nae ga sseun da ( (내가) 쓴다)
  • I speak - na neun mal han da ( (나는) 말한다)
  • I take - nae ga ga jyeo gan da ( (내가) 가져간다)
  • I smile - na neun mi so reur jin da ( (나는) 미소를 진다)
  • Knife - kal (칼)
  • face - eol gul (얼굴)
  • pharmacy - yak guk (약국)
  • beans - kong (콩)
  • daughter - ttal (딸)
  • son - a deul (아들)
  • films - yeong hwa (영화)
  • thin - yalb eun (얇은)
  • flowers - kkoc (꽃)
  • forest - sup (숲)
  • oven - o beun (오븐)
  • weak - yak han (약한)
  • chicken - dalk go gi (닭고기)
  • fresh - sin seon han (신선한)
  • cold - chu un (추운)
  • fruit - gwa il (과일)
  • Soccer - chuk gu (축구)
  • Soccer - chuk gu (축구)
  • easy - swi un (쉬운)
  • fork - po keu (포크)
  • throat - mok gu meong (목구멍)
  • cat - go yang i (고양이)
  • cats - go yang i deur (고양이 (들))
  • refrigerator - naeng jang go (냉장고)
  • ice - eor eum (얼음)
  • geography - ji ri hak (지리학)
  • giraffe - gi rin (기린)
  • giraffes - gi rin deur (기린 (들))
  • likes - mat (맛)
  • great - keun (큰)
  • thick - du kkeo un (두꺼운)
  • umbrella - u san (우산)
  • history - yeok sa (역사)
  • island - seom (섬)
  • Winter - gyeo ul (겨울)
  • brother - hyeong o ppa hyeong je (형/오빠/형제)
  • alligator - ag eo (악어)
  • alligators - ag eo deur (악어 (들))
  • window - chang mun (창문)
  • dinner - jeo nyeog sik sa (저녁식사)
  • jacket - jae kit (재킷)
  • garden - jeong won (정원)
  • knee - mu reup (무릎)
  • player - seon su (선수)
  • games - ge im gyeong gi (게임/경기)
  • newspaper - sin mun (신문)
  • young - eo rin jeolm eun (어린/젊은)
  • lake - ho su (호수)
  • oranges - o ren ji (오렌지)
  • wide - neolb eun (넓은)
  • legal - si won han (시원한)
  • vegetables - ya chae (야채)
  • slow - neu rin cheon cheon hi (느린/천천히)
  • Light - ga byeo un balg eun (가벼운/밝은)
  • lion - sa ja (사자)
  • lions - sa ja deur (사자 (들))
  • limit - pog i job eun (폭이좁은)
  • clean clean - kkae kkeut han (깨끗한)
  • lemon - re mon (레몬)
  • sausage - so si ji (소시지)
  • book - chaek (책)
  • Wolf - neuk dae (늑대)
  • wolves - neuk dae deur (늑대 (들))
  • local - ji yeog ui hyeon ji ui (지역의/현지의)
  • far away - gin (긴)
  • moon - dal (달)
  • light fixture - raem peu (램프)
  • lip - ip sul (입술)
  • pencil - yeon pil (연필)
  • Language - hyeo (혀)
  • monkey - won sung i (원숭이)
  • monkeys - won sung i deur (원숭이 (들))
  • butter - beo teo (버터)
  • map - ji do (지도)
  • sea - ba da (바다)
  • husband - nam pyeon (남편)
  • mathematics - su hak (수학)
  • bad - na ppeun (나쁜)
  • bad weather - na ppeun nal ssi ak cheon hu (나쁜날씨/악천후)
  • apple - sa gwa (사과)
  • socks - yang mal (양말)
  • table - sik tag tak ja (식탁/탁자)
  • table - chaek sang (책상)
  • corn - ok su su (옥수수)
  • furniture - ga gu (가구)
  • wet - jeoj eun (젖은)
  • Mountain - san (산)
  • strawberries - ttal gi (딸기)
  • very - mae u a ju (매우/아주)
  • many deer - yeo reo ma ri ui sa seum (여러마리의 사슴)
  • mother - eo meo ni (어머니)
  • hand - son (손)
  • doctor - ui sa (의사)
  • music - eum ak (음악)
  • nose - ko (코)
  • foggy - an gae ga kkin (안개가 낀)
  • snowing - nun i om (눈이옴)
  • snow - nun (눈)
  • new - sae ro un (새로운)
  • cloudy - heu rin (흐린)
  • what? - mu eos eur? (무엇을?)
  • objects - mul geon mul che (물건/물체)
  • different objects - da yang han dae sang mul che (다양한 대상/물체)
  • ocean - ba da dae yang (바다/대양)
  • eye - nun (눈)
  • shoulder - eo kkae (어깨)
  • Where? - eo di ro? (어디로?)
  • ear - gwi (귀)
  • autumn - ga eul (가을)
  • dad - a beo ji (아버지)
  • paper - jong i (종이)
  • wall - byeok (벽)
  • little birds - sae deur (새 (들))
  • toothpaste - chi yak (치약)
  • country - guk ga na ra (국가/나라)
  • chest - ga seum (가슴)
  • fish - saeng seon (생선)
  • cucumber - o i (오이)
  • small - jag eun (작은)
  • pears - bae (배)
  • leg - da ri (다리)
  • Peru - chil myeon jo (칠면조)
  • heavy - mu geo un (무거운)
  • neck - mok (목)
  • people - sa ram (사람)
  • spicy - mae un (매운)
  • chili - hu chu (후추)
  • peppers - hu chu (후추)
  • pool - su yeong jang (수영장)
  • board - jeop si geu reut (접시/그릇)
  • plants - sik mul (식물)
  • powerful - gang han (강한)
  • thumb - eom ji son ga rak (엄지손가락)
  • policeman - gyeong chal (경찰)
  • why? - wae? (왜?)
  • spring - bom (봄)
  • cousin - sa chon (사촌)
  • professor - gyo su (교수)
  • professor - seon saeng nim (선생님)
  • deep - gip eun (깊은)
  • Bird - sae (새)
  • bread - ppang (빵)
  • foot - bal (발)
  • peaches - bok sung a (복숭아)
  • qualities - teuk seong (특성)
  • quarto - chim sil (침실)
  • What - geu geot (그것)
  • cheese - chi jeu (치즈)
  • chin - teok (턱)
  • who? - nu ga? (누가?)
  • warm - deo un (더운)
  • questions - ()
  • still - jo yong han (조용한)
  • mouse - jwi (쥐)
  • rats - jwi deur (쥐 (들))
  • meal - sik sa (식사)
  • restaurant - re seu to rang sik dang (레스토랑/식당)
  • river - gang (강)
  • clothes - ot (옷)
  • underwear - sog ot (속옷)
  • soap - bi nu (비누)
  • salt - so geum (소금)
  • living room - bang (방)
  • salad - sael leo deu (샐러드)
  • salty - jjan (짠)
  • sandwich - saen deu wi chi (샌드위치)
  • shoes - gu du (구두)
  • dry - geon jo han (건조한)
  • snake - baem (뱀)
  • dessert - di jeo teu (디저트)
  • niece - jo ka ttar (조카 (딸))
  • nephew - jo ka a deur (조카 (아들))
  • dingy - eo du un (어두운)
  • soup - su peu (수프)
  • Ice cream - a i seu keu rim (아이스크림)
  • soft - bu deu reo un (부드러운)
  • dirty - deo reo un (더러운)
  • supermarket - syu peo ma ket (슈퍼마켓)
  • sizes - keu gi (크기)
  • mat - kkal gae yang tan ja (깔개/양탄자)
  • theater - geuk jang (극장)
  • phone - jeon hwa jeon hwa gi (전화/전화기)
  • Earth - heulg ji gu (흙/지구)
  • scissors - ga wi (가위)
  • roof - cheon jang (천장)
  • aunt - i mo go mo suk mo (이모/고모/숙모)
  • tiger - ho rang i (호랑이)
  • tigers - ho rang i deur (호랑이 (들))
  • ink - ing keu (잉크)
  • uncle - sam chon a jeo ssi (삼촌/아저씨)
  • towel - su geon (수건)
  • tomatoes - to ma to (토마토)
  • bull - hwang so (황소)
  • bulls - hwang so deur (황소 (들))
  • bear - gom (곰)
  • bears - gom deur (곰 (들))
  • grape - po do (포도)
  • cow - am so (암소)
  • cows - am so deur (암소 (들))
  • deer - sa seum (사슴)
  • old - o rae doen neulg eun (오래된/늙은)
  • fast - ppal li (빨리)
  • windy - ba ram i bu neun (바람이 부는)
  • summer - yeo reum (여름)
  • wear - deu re seu (드레스)
  • glass - yu ri (유리)
  • shampoo - syam pu (샴푸)
  • eagle - dok su ri (독수리)
  • eagles - dok su ri deur (독수리 (들))
  • tree - na mu (나무)
List of Korean words - basic vocabulary

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