5 Easy Beyond The World Korean Spaceship Words

Are you ready for an out-of-the-world language lesson in Korean? Prepare yourself to take off as we learn some Korean spaceship words 우주선 Ujuseon in 3-2-1!

Just recently, Netflix dropped another Korean Film entitled “Space Sweepers.” “Space Sweepers” have been receiving a lot of popularity and positive audience reviews not just because the lead character is Song Joong-Ki but because of its storyline and award-winning art. In fact, the film bagged the “Art Award in the 2021 (57th) BaekSang Arts Awards.

This just proves that Koreans can also nail Sci-fi films, not just K-dramas. Before the film “Space Sweepers,” South Korea already gave the iconic K-drama “My Love From the Star,” which made history in the K-drama world. Well, it totally makes sense because combining Gianna Jun and Kim Soo-Hyun, this K-drama will really become total lit!

Since you love space, let’s learn some Korean spaceship words. You can also level up your game in learning Korean or other languages using Ling App.


What’s The Korean Word For Spaceship

Korean Spaceship Words

우주선 (Ujuseon)

In the Korean language, the word spaceship is 우주선 (Ujuseon). Everyone wonders what’s beyond the surface of the Earth. Thanks to technology, we now have an idea of how amazing it is up there and how little the Earth is, as seen from above. If you search the meaning of spaceship, it is a noun that means a spacecraft, particularly one piloted by a crew.

South Korea has the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to explore different explorations and research about space. Now that you have learned your first Korean space word let us learn some more. If you want to know more information, just keep going!


Common Korean Spaceship Words

우주 (Uju)

English Translation: space / universe

One of the most important Korean spaceship words that we need to learn is space. The space/universe is a lot to take for a human brain. Its complexity makes it incomprehensible for use. Did you know that the space is completely silent? Because there is no atmosphere in space, sound has no medium or path to travel in order to be heard. No wonder why astronauts use the adjective incomprehensible for the space/universe.

In the hit Korean film “Space Sweepers,” you’ll be discovering a lot about space, so if you love Korean films and space at the same time, why not grab a bucket of popcorn and binge-watch it on Netflix.

우주비행사 (Ujubihaengsa)

English Translation: astronaut

Do you know what it is like to become an astronaut? Well, for starters, you have to know that being an astronaut requires a strong commitment. You’re not just investing your time, skills, money, and effort. It’s your life we are talking about. Astronaut candidates will go through a two-year basic training program in which they will study survival skills, language, technical capabilities, and other talents required of astronauts. A whole NASA space suit costs $12 million, which is a lot of money to sacrifice.

In this present time, when we talk about Korean astronauts, there’s this one person that has been popular on social media. His name is Jonny Kim, the first Korean-American astronaut. Kim is also an American US Navy lieutenant and a physician. You can also hear the name of Yi So-yeon, who also made history as the first Korean astronaut to fly in space.

로켓 (Roket)

English Translation: rocket

Last October 21, 2021, the South Korean rocket “Nuri” blasted off. This is a big step for South Korea because “Nuri” is their first homegrown rocket. Unfortunately, it has failed to complete its mission. For some reason, it was unable to enter the proper orbit.

행성 (Haengseong)

English Translation: planet

There are many planets in the Solar system, so the next Korean spaceship word that we will learn is “planet.” Let’s start with some fun facts about our own planet. Each day on Earth, you only get one chance to view the sunrise or set. In space, it’s more difficult to overlook; the sun rises and sets every 45 minutes or so. Also, did you know that our solar system’s hottest planet has a temperature of 450 degrees Celsius? And it’s Venus, not Mercury.

망원경 (Telescope)

English Translation: mangwongyeong

Our Korean spaceship words will not be complete without learning how to say the word telescope, which is a really must-have item for aspiring astronomers and astronauts. It makes the galaxy seems so close and reachable for people here on Earth.


Other Korean Words and Phrases Related To Space

HangulRomanizationEnglish Translation
태양계taeyanggyeSolar system
국제우주정거장gukjeujujeonggeojangInternational Space Station
월식wolsiklunar eclipse
일식ilsikSolar eclipse
보름달boreumdalfull moon
우주 공간uju gongganouter space
우주 왕복선uju wangbokseon space shuttle
상상하다sangsanghadato imagine
관찰하다gwanchalhadato observe
별이 아름답게 빛으네요byeori areumdapge bicceuneyoThe stars shine beautifully
나는 외계인이 있다고 상상해요naneun oegyeini itdago sangsanghaeyoI imagine there are aliens.
나는 우주비행사가 재미있는 직업이라고 생각해요naneun ujubihaengsa-ga jaemiinneun jigeobirago saenggakaeyoI think being an astronaut is an interesting job.


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