Basic Korean Vocabulary: Family and friends

Korean Vocabulary: Family and friends

– Useful words you should know –


Want to learn the Korean language? Here’s a complete list of the most basic, common and useful words in Korean with their translation in English, on the topic of family and friends. Ideal to help you boost your Korean vocabulary!

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the great-grandfather 증조부 jenzobu
the great grandmother 증조할머니 jeungjohalmeoni
the grandfather 할아버지 halabeoji
the grandmother 할머니 halmani
the grandson 손자 sonja
the granddaughter 손녀 sonnyeo
the grandchildren 손자 sonja
the father 아버지 abeoji
the mother 어머니 eomeoni
the parents 부모 bumo
the child 아이 ai
the children 아이들 idle
the son 아들 addle
the daughter ttal
a baby 아기 agi
a teenager 십대 sipdae
the adults 어른들 eoreundeul
the brother 형제 hyeongje
the sister 자매 jamae
half-brother 이복 형제 ebok hyeongje
half-sister 이복 자매 ebok jamae
a twin 쌍둥이 ssangdung
the uncle 삼촌 samchon
the aunt 이모 emo
the cousin 사촌 sachon
the nephew 조카 joka
the niece 조카 joka
a friend 친구 chingu
the boyfriend 남자 친구 nanza chingu
the girlfriend 여자 친구 yeoja chingu
the fiancé 약혼자 yakhonja
the groom 신랑 sinrang
the husband 남편 nampyeon
the wife 아내 anae
the parents-in-law 시부모 sibumo
father-in-law 시아버지 siabeoji
the mother-in-law 시어머니 sieomeoni
the brother-in-law 처남 chenam
the sister-in-law 시누이 sinui
the son-in-law 사위 sawi
the daughter-in-law 며느리 myeoneuri
a family member 가족 구성원 gajok guseongwon
adopted 양자가 된 yangjaga doen
only son 외아들 oeadel

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