It is hard to tell which of the senses is more important – we never want to imagine ourselves without one of them – but sight is for sure one of the most important ones for me. I’m lucky enough to have traveled a lot in my lifetime, and I’ve seen places that you can only absorb and realize the immense beauty of our world by seeing them through your own eyes. You may want to learn a few Korean sight words that will help express what you see to others!
Do you know the feeling of being speechless? Koreans call it 말 못하는 (mal moshaneun), and it was a feeling I got when I first stepped foot in Korea for the first time. I had just arrived from peaceful and calm Thailand, and I was faced with the exciting and action-packed city of Seoul!
I couldn’t believe my eyes and wanted a way to express my excitement and what I saw to other local people. I was alone, and I wanted to connect with them; I wanted to make friends! Rapidly I went home and looked up the translation for the word “beautiful.” In a heartbeat, I started saying 아름다운 (aleumdaun), to which locals would start smiling and eventually laughing, probably making fun of my incredibly terrible Korean accent.
Nevertheless, I discovered a word that allowed me to express myself during my stay in Korea (because, let’s be honest, Korea is a very 아름다운 (aleumdaun) country, so much that I was constantly saying this word). Following this little word came many other common words in Korean that I intend to teach you in this article, and possibly help you not only learn a new language but also look good in front of locals and possibly make some new friends and get some smiles! It always feels good when a local compliments you when you speak their language!
These are not the most basic Korean words, and there are other much simpler ones that maybe you should check out on our blog and learn before diving into this somewhat more challenging vocabulary. In our blog, there’s also much more information about the Korean language, like how to say numbers in Korean, how to say your name in Korean, or how many Korean words you need to be fluent, so don’t forget to head there and check it out!
Coming back to our topic, let’s look at some words about sight in Korean to expand your knowledge of this beautiful language.
How To Say Sight And Other Senses In Korean
First, let’s have a look at how Koreans say the simple Korean words of sight and other senses. 오감 (ogam). The five-senses in Korean, are composed of 시력 (silyeog), or sight, 접촉 (jeobchog), or touch, 미각 (migag), or taste, 후각 (hugag), or smell, and 청각 (cheong-gag), or hearing.
Sight-Related Vocabulary In Korean
As I said above, sometimes I’m speechless when I see something so beautiful that I don’t have the words to describe it. However, there are lots of words we can use on those occasions, both good and bad, related to how we see things: if they are beautiful or ugly, bright or dark, colorful or pale, there are lots of vocabulary we can learn and use to describe what our eyes are transmitting to our brain.
In the following table are the most common Korean words related to how we see things in the world. If you want to learn how to pronounce them, hit the little blue play button and practice your speech in Korean.
Furthermore, let’s have a look at some common Korean verbs that we use in our everyday life about our sight.
|Korean (Hangul)||Korean (translation)||English||Pronunciation|
|보기 위해||bogi wihae||To watch|
|보기 위해||bogi wihae||To look|
Korean Sight Words And Phrases – Examples
Now that we know how to say many words related to how we see the world, it is time to see how some of these words are used in real-life conversations. Thus, the following table is a series of sentences using these words.
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