365 Common Korean Words: An Easy List

January 7, 2022
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Are you interested in using the standard Korean words and expressions to impress the locals? As travelers, we all have the desire to briefly meet other people and connect with them more deeply briefly. To do this, make sure to read this post on the common Korean words guaranteed to help you blend in easily with the locals. If you are up for that, then let the learning begin!

As the Korean culture is getting recognized worldwide, some of the things related to the country are also expanding. For instance, Korean drama, K-pop groups, music, food, and even outfits or styles are eminent in different parts of the world. You can commonly see that people love Korean culture in some Southeast Asian countries because their cultures are somewhat alike.

For this reason, many are interested to learn the Korean language. Fortunately, there are tons of available resources for this language! You can download textbooks online, purchase translation devices, or sign up with some of the top language learning apps like the Ling App. Using these, you can move from being a total beginner into a near-native speaker in no time.

If you are unsure of where to start, then be sure to check out our Korean words list below.

365 Common Korean Words List

365 Common Korean Words List

Below are some of the basic vocabulary of common Korean words about everyday life essential words such as Korean family words, most typical greetings, basic medical terms, directions, and other terms for everyday life.

No. Korean Word Pronunciation English Translation
1 안녕하세요 anyeong haseyo hello
2 잠시만요 jamshimanyo excuse me?
3 제발 jebal please in a desperate way
4 진짜? jinjja really?
5 주세요 juseyo please
6 죄송합니다 joesong hamnida sorry
7 고맙습니다 gomap seumnida thank you
8 ne yes
9 아니요 aniyo no
10 아마도 amado maybe
11 도와 주세요 dowa juseyo help
12 저기요 jeogiyo excuse me
13 mul water
14 야채 yachae vegetables
15 과일 gwail fruit
16 고기 gogi meat
17 ppang bread
18 생선 saengseon fish
19 커피 keopi coffee
20 맥주 maekju beer
21 소주 soju soju
22 친구 chinggu friend
23 가족 gajok family
24 누나 nuna old sister (if you are male)
25 언니 eonni old sister (if you are female)
26 hyeong old brother (if you are male)
27 오빠 oppa old brother (if you are female)
28 동생 dongsaeng younger sibling
29 남동생 nam dongsaeng younger brother
30 아빠 appa dad
31 아버지 abeoji father (formal)
32 어머니 eo meo ni mother (formal)
33 아들 adul son
34 tal daughter
35 쌍둥이 sangduni twins
36 세 쌍둥이 se-sangdungi triplets
37 엄마 eomma mom
38 삼촌 samchon uncle
39 이모 imo aunt
40 남자 친구 namja chinggu boyfriend
41 여자 친구 yeoja chingu girlfriend
42 결혼 gyeolhon marriage
43 남편 nampyeon husband
44  아내 anae wife
45 사람 saram human
46 사랑 sarang love
47 첫사랑 cheot sarang first love
48 짝사랑 jjak sarang secret crush
49 커플 keopeul couple
50 결혼 gyeolhon marriage
51 드라마 deurama drama
52 한번 hanbeon once
53 두번 dubeon twice
54 어느 eonu which
55 누가 nuga who
56 어디서 eodisa where
57 어떻게 eoteohke how
58 언제 anje when
59 무엇을 muwaswul what
60 wowe why
61  집 jip house
62 나라 nara country
63 직업 jigeop job
64 천만에요 cheon maneyo you're welcome
65 왼쪽 oen jjok left
66 오른쪽 o reunjjok right
67 괜찮아 gwaenchanha it's fine
68 이렇게 ireoke for a while
69  시간 sigan time
70 지금 jigeum now
71 오늘 o neul today
72  어제 eoje yesterday
73 내일 naeil tomorrow
74 가다 gada to go
75  오다 oda to come
76 있다 itda to have
77 이다 ida to be
78 먹다 meokda to eat
79 마시다 masida to drink
80  주다 juda to give
81  보다 boda to see
82 자다 jada to sleep
83 일어나다 ireonada to wake up or get up
84 사다 sada to buy
85 쓰다 sseuda to write or to use
86 웃다 utda to laugh
87  울다 ulda to cry
88 입다 ipda to wear
89  걷다 geotda to walk
90 읽다 ik tta to read
91  배우다 baeuda to learn
921 공부하다 gongbuhada to study
93 만나다 mannada to meet
94 좋다 jota to be good
95 싫다 silta to be bad
96 덥다 deopda to be hot
97 춥다 chupda to be cold
99 슬프다 seulpeuda to be sad
100 아프다 apeuda to be sick or in pain
101 피곤하다 pigonhada to be tired
102 재미있다 jaemiitda to be interesting
103 재미없다 jaemieopda to be boring
104 어렵다 eoryeopda to be difficult
105  쉽다 swipda to be easy
106 깨끗하다 kkaekkeuthada to be clean
107 더럽다 deoreopda to be dirty
108  빠르다 ppareuda to be fast
109 느리다 neurida to be slow
110 빨리  ppalli fast
111 정말 jeongmal really
112 천천히  cheoncheonhi slowly
113 가끔  gakkeum sometimes
114 좀처럼 jomcheoreom seldom
115  결코  gyeolko never
116 절대  jeoldae never
117 피부, 살갗 fibu/saklat skin
118 nun eye
119 신체/몸 sinchhe/mom body
120 머리 meori head
121 머리카락 meoriharhak hair
122 얼굴 eolgul face
123 보조개 fochhoge dimple
124 이마 ima forehead
125 눈썹 nun seop eyebrow
126 어깨 eokke shoulder
127 눈꺼풀 nun keopul eyelid
128 속눈썹 sok nun seop eyelashes
129 눈동자 nun dongja pupil
130 khui ear
131 볼 / 뺨 pol/pyam cheek
132 kho nose
133 콧구멍 khot kumang nostrils
134 IP mouth
135 이, 이빨 i / ipal tooth
136 입술 ipsol lips
137 잇몸 itnom gum
138 hyeo tongue
139 theok chin
140 mok neck
141 목구멍, 목, 목이 mok khumeong throat
142 신체 부분 sinche fubun body parts
143 가슴 khasum breast
144 유방 yubang breast
145 dung back
146 fe abdomen
147 배꼽 fekop navel
148 허리 heori waist
149 엉덩이 eongdeongi buttocks
150 chiil vagina
151 음경/자지 umgyeong/ chhaji penis
152 son hand
153 fal arm
154 팔목 fal mok wrist
155 손목 son mok wrist
156 팔꿈치 fal kumchii elbow
157 손바닥 son fadak palm (hand)
158 주먹 chhumak fist
159 손가락 sonkharak finger
160 엄지 eomji thumb
161 검지 geomji index finger
162 약지 yakji ring finger
163 손톱 sonthop fingernail
164 겨드랑이 khyeodurangi armpit
165 다리 dari leg
166 허벅지 heobokji thigh
167 무릎 muruf knee
168 fal foot
169 발톱 falthop claw
170 발목 falmok ankle
171 발톱 falthop toenail
172 뒤꿈치 duiikhumchi heel
173 발가락 falkharak toe
174 noi brain
175 심장 simjang heart
176 혈관 hyeolgwan artery
177 khan liver
178 fye lungs
179 근육 khunyun muscles
180 pyeo bone
181 ui stomach
182 맹장 mengjang appendix
183 콩팥 khongpath kidney
184 췌장 chuuejang pancreas
185 jang bowels
186 자궁 chhagung womb
187 항문 hangmun anus
188 의사 uisa doctor
189 간호사 ganhosa nurse
190 주사 jusa injection
191 약사 yaksa pharmacist
192 yak medicine
193 aam cancer
194 기침 gichim cough
195 독감 dokgam flu
196 종양 jongyang tumor
197 구토 guto vomiting
198 마비 mabi paralysis
199 중독 jungdok poisoning
201 치통 chitong toothache
202 복통 boktong stomachache
203 변비 byeonbi constipation
204 황달 hwangdal jaundice
205 콧물 konmul runny nose
206 고열 goyeol high fever
207 임신 imsin pregnancy
208 출산 chulsan childbirth
209 낙태 naktae abortion
210 수술 susul operation
211 입원 ibwon hospitalization
212 퇴원 toewon hospital discharge
213 당뇨병 dangnyo diabetes
214 일사병 ilsabyeong sunstroke
215 위궤양 wigweyang gastric ulcer
216 증후군 jeunghugun syndrome
217 고혈압 gohyeorap high blood pressure
218 저혈압 jeohyeorap low blood pressure
219 영양실조 yeongyangsiljo malnutrition
220 사망, 임종 samang, imjong death
221 byeong sickness
222 처방 cheobang prescription
223 피부과 pibugwa dermatology
224 소아과 soagwa paediatrics
225 초음파 choeumpa ultrasound
226 신경과 singyeonggwa neurology
227 진료실 jillyosil consultation room
228 응급실 eunggeupsil emergency room
229 성형외과 seonghyeongoegwa plastic surgery
230 사과 sagwa apple
231 살구 salgu apricot
232 아스파라거스 asupharagasu asparagus
233 가지 khaji aubergine
234 아보카도 abokado avocado
235 찐 콩 chin khong baked beans
236 바나나 fanana banana
237 콩나물 khong-namul beansprouts
238 홍당무 hong-dangmu beetroot
239 블랙베리 bullek-beri blackberry
240 블랙커런트 bullek-kharanthu blackcurrant
241 블루베리 bulluberi blueberry
242 브로콜리 burokholli broccoli
243 양배추 yang-phechhu brussels sprouts
244 바나나 한 송이 phanana haan songi bunch of bananas
245 포도 한 송이 phodo han songi bunch of grapes
246 배추 phechhu cabbage
247 당근 thang-gun carrot
248 꽃양배추 kot yang phechhu cauliflower
249 샐러리 sellari celery
250 체리 cheri cherry
251 애호박 e-hobak courgette
252 오이 oi cucumber
253 무화과 muhwaaga fig
254 프렌치 콩 French beans furenchi khong
255 마늘 manul garlic
256 생강 seng-gang ginger
257 구스베리 gusuberi gooseberry
258 포도 fodo grape
259 자몽 chhamong grapefruit
260 강낭콩 khangnang-khong kidney beans
261 키위 khiwi kiwi fruit
262 대파 defa leek
263 레몬 lemon lemon
264 양상추 yangsangju lettuce
265 라임 laim lime
266 망고 mango mango
267 멜론 mellon melon
268 버섯 fasat mushroom
269 양파 yangfa onion
270 오렌지 orenji orange
271 복숭아 foksunga peach
272 fe pear
273 khong peas
274 구아바 guaba guava
275 파인애플 faineful pineapple
276 자두 chhadu plum
277 석류 sakryu pomegranate
278 감자 khamja potato
279 호박 hobak pumpkin
280 mu radish
281 라즈베리 rajuberi raspberry
282 수프 sufu soup
283 시금치 sigumchi spinach
284 fa spring onion
285 호박 hobak squash
286 딸기 talgi strawberry
287 고구마 khokuma sweet potato
288 옥수수 oksusu corn / sweetcorn
289 토마토 통조림 thomatho thong-chhorip tinned tomatoes
290 토마토 thomatho tomato
291 순무 sunmu turnip
292 kham Persimmon
293 khat Mustard
294 khyul mandarin
295 꽃양배추 kotyang phechhu cauliflower
296 non rice field
297 대두 dedu soybean
298 도라지 doraji bellflower
299 mil wheat
300 fam chestnut
302 부추 fuchhu leek
303 보리 fori barley
304 수박 subak watermelon
305 유자 yuja citron
306 자두, 매실 chhadu,mesil plum
307 참외 chhamwei (musk) melon
308 파파야 papaya fafaya
309 fat red bean
310 풋고추 fut-kochu green pepper
311 현미 hyunmi brown rice
312 홍당무 hongdangmu carrot
313 호밀 homil rye
314 은행 unheng gingko nut
315 찹쌀 chhapsal gluten
316 선 과일 sun-khwail green (unripe) fruit
317 과수원 khwasuwon orchard
318 바케뜨 bakhetu baguette
319 제빵 가루 chepang karu baking powder
320 파란색 치즈 faransek chiju blue cheese
321 롤빵 rol-pang bread rolls
322 갈색빵 khalsek-pang brown bread
323 갈색 설탕 khalsek salthang brown sugar
324 버터 ba-tha butter
325 케이크 kheikhu cake
326 식용유 sikyongyu cooking oil
327 옥수수 가루 oksusu kharu corn flour
328 코티지 치즈 khothiji chiju cottage cheese
329 크림 khurim cream
330 대추 dechhu dates
331 건살구 khan sa gu dried apricots
332 달걀 dallyak eggs
333 고지방 우유 khoji bang wuyu full-fat milk
334 마늘빵 manul pang garlic bread
335 염소젖으로 만든 치즈 yamso chiju goats cheese
336 아이싱 설탕 aising salthang icing sugar
337 우유 wuyu milk
338 올리브오일 ollibu oil olive oil
339 반죽 과자 fanjuk khwaja pastry
340 일반 밀가루 iban milkharu plain flour
341 건포도 khanfodo raisins
342 스폰지 케이크 suphonji kheikhu sponge cake
343 설탕 salthang sugar
344 흰빵 hwin pang white bread
345 효모 hyomo yeast
346 요구르트 yoguruthu yoghurt
347 고춧가루 kochu karu chilli powder
348 계피 khyefi cinnamon
349 카레 가루 khare karu curry powder
350 파프리카 fafu rikha paprika
351 샤프란 syafuran saffron
352 유기농의 yuginongwe organic
353 케첩 khechhap ketchup
354 아침 시리얼 achim sirial breakfast cereal
355 콘프레이크 khon fuleikhu cornflakes
356 kul honey
357 chem jam
358 myun noodles
359 파스타 fasutha pasta
360 피자 fija pizza
361 chuk porridge
362 sal rice
363 스파게티 suphagethi spaghetti
364 토스트 thosuthu toast
365 라면 ramyeon Instant Noodles

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Learning Common Korean Words

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