75 Korean Words for Beginner Level Learners 

 August 20, 2017

By  Satish Satyarthi

We have learnt how to read and write Korean script Hangul. In lesson 3 we also learnt the syllable structure of Korean and saw that a syllable block can be made by combining one vowel and one consonant or one final consonant (Phatchim) can also be added below the two letters. After understanding this, concept you should be able to read most of the Korean words easily. I said ‘most of’ because perfecting Korean pronunciation takes a lot of time as there are many rules. But at this point of time we need not worry about those rules. We can read easy Korean words with the knowledge of Korean we have. 

So, below I have prepared a table of the most basic and important Korean words for you. These are the words that every beginner level Korean language learner should know and we will be using these words frequently in coming lessons. So it would be great if you practice reading and writing them and memorise them.

Korean English
Car, Tea
구두 Shoes
아이 Child
오이 Cucumber
바다 Sea
나라 Country
고기 Meat
야채 Vegetables
나무 Tree
야구 Baseball
우유 Milk
커피 Coffee
다리 Bridge, Leg
포도 Grapes
머리 Head
바지 Pants
휴지 Tissue Paper
비누 Soap
사자 Lion
기차 Train
모자 Cap
카드 Card
토마토 Tomato
바나나 Banana
라디오 Radio
Eye, Snow
볼펜 Pen
공책 Notebook
의자 Chair
책상 Table
학교 School
창문 Window
인도 India
델리 Delhi
한국 Korea
서울 Seoul
한국어 Korean Language
힌디어 Hindi
미국 USA
일본 Japan
일본어 Japanese Languge
중국 China
중국어 Chinese
영어 English
학생 Student
선생님 Teacher
의사 Doctor
친구 Friend
사람 Person
남자 Boy, man
여자 Girl, woman
음식 Food
과자 Snacks


이것, 이거, 이


그것, 그거, 그 That
저것, 저거, 저 That (Over there)
Yes, OK
아니요 NO


Satish Satyarthi

I am Satish, a Korean language learner and educator. I did my Bachelors degree in Korean language from JNU, Delhi and Masters degree in Korean Language Education from Seoul National University, South Korea. and an M.Phil. in Korean from JNU. I have a passion for education and technology. I have been involved in Korean language education and research for more than 10 years and have trained hundreds of Korean language learners across the globe, online and in physical classrooms.

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  1. This is really helpful. I’ve watched couple of YouTube channel who tell about various methods to learning Hangeul.. But not actual basics….FYI I’m following your YouTube channel… I’m learning Hangeul not just for the sake of kdrama of kpop which I love….but I actually love their culture and traditions ….
    What you doing is making it easier for us to learn Hangeul…keep it up!! Hapsida!!

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