How to describe your Emotions in Korean 

 April 7, 2023

By  Uruba Kashish

It’s important to know how to express emotions in Korean. After all, most conversations involve talking about how you feel and what is going on in your life. Here is a list of the most common emotion words in Korean with their meanings in English.

 가슴 아프다  Heartbroken
 걱정스럽다  Worrisome
 슬프다  Sad
 좋다  Feel good
 표정 Facial Expression
 핵노잼 Very no fun
고맙다 Thankful
공포  Fear
그립다 Miss
기분 Feelings
기쁘다 Glad
기쁨  Joy
기쁨을 나누다 Share one’s joy
긴장하다  Nervous
깊은 슬픔 Deep sadness
나쁘다 Feel bad
노잼 No fun
놀라다  Surprised
답답하다  Frustrated
당황스럽다  Embarrassed
만족스럽다  Satisfied
무섭다/두렵다  Afraid
미안하다 To feel Sorry
반갑다 To feel glad
별로다 / 좋지 않다  Not feel good
부끄럽다  Ashamed / Shy
부럽다  Envious
분노 Anger
불만족스럽다  Not satisfied
불쌍하다 / 가엾다  Pitiful
불안하다  Uncomfortable
불행하다 Unhappy
슬픔  Sadness
시원하다  Relaxed
신나다 Excited
싫다  Hate
싫어하다 / 미워하다  Dislike
역겹다 Disgusting
외롭다 Lonely
재미없다 Not interesting
재미있다 Funny
재밌다 Interesting
좋아하다 Like
즐겁다 Pleasant
지루하다  Boring
질투하다  Jealous
짜증스럽다  Irritating / Annoying
편안하다  Comfortable
행복하다 Happy
화나다 Angry


Uruba Kashish

Uruba Kashish completed her schooling in Commerce, bachelor's in English literature& Education. Currently doing her Masters in Translation studies (MATS). She is working as a Educational content writer with reputed websites like LKI, Annyeong India & TOPIK Guide. She is a Korean language and culture enthusiast and has been working across multiple disciplines which broadly addresses narratives of similarities between Korean and Indian culture. Apart from being a content writer at LKI, she is a Korean language Instructor at LKI. She manages Annyeong India website as Creative Head and has had her pieces published in TOPIK GUIDE website as well. In her other life, she is a rising entrepreneur, life enthusiast and a learner and is involved with multiple Korean-Indian projects. We are a team of passionate researchers from Seoul National University specializing in Korean language and linguistics. We are committed to helping international students prepare for the TOPIK test. You can connect with us.

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