Planning to visit Korea on Peppero day or during Valentine's day with your special someone? What better way to impress them than to belt out some words related to relationships in Korean! Not only can our list of words make your partner feel giddy, but it is also guaranteed to make them feel like the heroine of their own K-drama. So, if you are ready to make hearts beat faster, let's dive right into the lesson.
Are you ready to say "I do" or simply interested in finally confessing your feelings? Don't worry because we understand where you are coming from, as developing romantic feelings is something that is entirely normal. As humans, religion and science can agree that we are born to love.
When it comes to 사랑 (sarang) or love, no one can deny how powerful this abstract concept is. Having experienced being loved or loving someone is absolutely amazing, and the euphoria from it alone can last for a very long time. For this reason, many of us are somewhat addicted to the idea of falling in love which is also the reason why lots of people can easily get caught up in movies, music, or books related to romance.
Since you landed on this post, there is a big chance that you probably are wondering about the Korean culture in terms of being in a relationship. Perhaps, you have met a Korean, and you are finding yourself ready to take your relationship to the next level. Maybe, you are a husband who is looking to spice things up in your marriage by using a Korean-based callsign for your loved one. If any of those floats your boat, then this post is perfect for you.
Like in most Asian cultures, Korean culture has very high regard when it comes to the status of relationships. Basically, the status of a couple will determine what types of activities they can do, how they should act, and how the family members should behave when that special person is around. Since most countries in Asia are conservative, there is no surprise in knowing that Koreans are also conservative when it comes to romantic gestures.
So aside from learning the basic greetings in Korean, let's learn first the words for the status of relationships.
|In a relationship / Lover||연인||Yeonin|
|Engaged||약혼 한||Yaghon Han|
|Married with kids||아이들과 결혼||Aideulgwa Gyeolhon|
|Boyfriend||남자친구/ 남친||Namjachingu / Namchin|
|Girlfriend||여자친구 / 여친||Yeojachingu / Yeochin|
|Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend||전 남자 친구||Jeon namja chingu|
|Casual partner||전 여자 친구||Jeon yeoja chingu|
When it comes to the younger generation, tons of couples are using newer Korean words to express their feelings for each other. If you want to sound cute when speaking with someone, take note of the hierarchical system below. In addition, these words are used as a sign of respect for the opposite gender, and calling them using any of these will definitely impress them quickly.
For married couples out there who are looking for callsigns for each other, you can use any of these sweet Korean words today!
|Darling||가장 사랑하는 사람||Gajang salanghaneun salam|
|Beloved||가장 사랑하는||Gajang salanghaneun|
|My love||나의 사랑||Naui salang|
Of course, love is not just reserved for your special person. As humans, we have a different form of deep love for our family members. Below are some of the basic family words that you might come across.
|younger sister's husband||서방님||Seobangnim|
|younger brother's wife||작은엄마||Jageuneomma|
|older sister's husband||형님||Hyeongnim|
|older brother's wife||새언니||Saeeonni|
|wife's younger sister's husband||동서||Dongseo|
|wife's younger brother's wife||처남댁||Cheonamdaek|
|husband's younger sister's husband||서방님||Seobangnim|
|father's younger brother's wife||작은엄마||Jageuneomma|
|husband's younger brother's wife||동서||Dongseo|
|wife's older sister's husband||형님||Hyeongnim|
|wife's older brother's wife||아주머님||Ajumeonim|
Which of these sweet words are you interested in using with your partner today? Let us know in the comment section down below. Also, if we missed anything and you would love to learn a few more translations related to this topic, just send us a comment, and we will get back to you in an instant.
As we reach this part of the post, we hope that you were able to find the exact simple words that you can use when talking about relationships in Korean with your friends or special someone. These fun words are easy to use, and all that we have shared in this post are those that are considered polite, so you will not have any trouble when it comes to miscommunication. By the end of this post, we hope that you will be able to remember and use these sets of words in a sentence.
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