Colors & Appearance in Korean

Colors & Appearance in Korean 2017-03-20T16:57:12+00:00

This lesson will teach you to describe the colors and appearance of people and things in Korean. Learn to express whether something is big or small, red or green, beautiful of ugly.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Korean“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishKoreanKorean
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
light / clear
밝은
Balgeun
dark
어두운
Uh doo oon
color
color
색깔
Saek ggal
colored
colored
색칠된
Saek chil dwen
white
white

하양
Hwin
hayang

black
black
검정
Gum jeong
yellow
yellow
노랑
No rang
orange
orange
오렌지
Orange
red
red
빨강
Bbal gang
pink
pink
분홍
Boon hong
violet
violet
보라
Bo ra
blue
blue
파랑
Parang
green
green
초록
Cho rok
brown
brown
갈색
Gal saek
grey
grey
회색
Hwe saek

Appearance & attributes

EnglishKoreanKorean
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
new
새로운
Sae ro eun
old
늙은
오래된
Neulgeun
Oredwen

small
작은
Jag eun
large / big
Kuen
young
어린
Uh rin
kind / pleasant
친절한
Chin jul han
unkind / unpleasant
불친절한
Bool chin jul han
patient
침착한
차분한
Chimchack han
Chaboon han

tall (When talking about people)
키큰
Ki keun
middle sized (When talking about people)
보통 체격의
Botong chegyuck eu
small (When talking about people)
작은 체구의
Jag eun chae goo eu
fat
뚱뚱한
Ddeung ddeung han
thin / slim
날씬한
Nal sshin han
nice / pretty
예쁜
Yeah bbun
beautiful
아름다운
A ruem da oon
ugly
못생긴
Mot saeng gin
ill / sick
아프다
A peu da
healthy
건강한
Geon gang han
happy / cheerful
행복한
Hang bok han
sad
슬픈
Seul peun
sporty
활동적인
Hwal dong jug in
ambitioned
야망있는
Ya mang it nuen
intelligent
똑똑한
Ddok Ddok han
creative
창의적인
Chang yi juk in
active
활동적인
Hwal dong juk in
sentimental
감성적인
Gam sung jeok in
rational
합리적인
Hap ri jeok in
emotional
감정적인
Gam jeong jeok in
natural
자연스러운
Ja yeon sue ro eun
romantic
낭만적인
Nang man jeok in
nice / amiable
착한
Chack han
spontaneous
즉흥적인
Jeuk heung jug in
energetic
활기찬
Hwal gi chan
stressed (out)
스트레스 받은
Stress bad eun
relaxed
편안한
Pyun an han
frustrated
실망하다
Shil mang ha da
talented
재능많은
Jae nueng man eun

Questions & phrases

EnglishKoreanKorean
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?
그는 어떻게 생겼어요?
Geu neun uh dduk gae saeng gyut seo yo?
What does she look like?
그녀는 어떻게 생겼어요?
Geu nyeo neun uh dduk gae saeng gyut seo yo?
What is he like?
그는 어때요?
Geu neun uh dde yo?
What is she like?
그녀는 어때요?
Gue nyeo neun uh dde yo?

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