100 Basic Korean Vocabularies

We believe in learning the most important vocabularies first to start off your learning journey on the right foot. The list below contains 100 of the most frequently used Korean vocabularies. For more vocabularies like that, check out our yellow vocabulary book towards the end of this page.

EnglishKorean
I나 (na)
you너 (neo)
he그 (geu)
she그녀 (geunyeo)
it그것 (geugeos)
we우리 (uli)
you너희들 (neohuideul)
they그들 (geudeul)
what무엇 (mueos)
who누구 (nugu)
where어디 (eodi)
why왜 (wae)
how어떻게 (eotteohge)
which어느 (eoneu)
when언제 (eonje)
then그때 (geuttae)
if만약 (man-yag)
really정말로 (jeongmallo)
but하지만 (hajiman)
because왜냐하면 (waenyahamyeon)
not아니다 (anida)
this이것 (igeos)
that그것 (geugeos)
all모두 (modu)
or또는 (ttoneun)
and와 (wa)
to know알다 (alda)
to think생각하다 (saeng-gaghada)
to come오다 (oda)
to put놓다 (nohda)
to take가지고 가다 (gajigo gada)
to find찾다 (chajda)
to listen듣다 (deudda)
to work일하다 (ilhada)
to talk말하다 (malhada)
to give주다 (juda)
to like좋아하다 (joh-ahada)
to help돕다 (dobda)
to love사랑하다 (salanghada)
to call전화하다 (jeonhwahada)
to wait기다리다 (gidalida)
0영 (yeong)
1일 (il)
2이 (i)
3삼 (sam)
4사 (sa)
5오 (o)
6육 (yug)
7칠 (chil)
8팔 (pal)
9구 (gu)
10십 (sib)
11십일 (sib-il)
12십이 (sib-i)
13십삼 (sibsam)
14십사 (sibsa)
15십오 (sib-o)
16십육 (sib-yug)
17십칠 (sibchil)
18십팔 (sibpal)
19십구 (sibgu)
20이십 (isib)
new새로운 (saeloun)
old오래된 (olaedoen)
few적은 (jeog-eun)
many많은 (manh-eun)
wrong틀린 (teullin)
correct옳은 (olh-eun)
bad나쁜 (nappeun)
good좋은 (joh-eun)
happy행복한 (haengboghan)
short짧은 (jjalb-eun)
long긴 (gin)
small작은 (jag-eun)
big큰 (keun)
there저기 (jeogi)
here여기 (yeogi)
right오른쪽 (oleunjjog)
left왼쪽 (oenjjog)
beautiful아름다운 (aleumdaun)
young젊은 (jeolm-eun)
old늙은 (neulg-eun)
hello안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo)
ok승인 (seung-in)
of course당연하지 (dang-yeonhaji)
bye bye잘가 (jalga)
good bye안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo)
excuse me실례합니다 (sillyehabnida)
sorry미안해 (mianhae)
thank you고마워 (gomawo)
please제발 (jebal)
now지금 (jigeum)
hour시 (si)
minute분 (bun)
second초 (cho)
day일 (il)
week주 (ju)
month달 (dal)
year년 (nyeon)
evening저녁 (jeonyeog)
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