The Many Verbs for “Wear” in Korean Infographic

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    • I’ll have to ask Hyo about anymore, but you are right about how many there are. I alo wanna find out why they have so many verbs for the same action lol.

      • I think you’ll find that each of these describes the action. In other words, the verbs have more breadth of use than merely wearing a certain article of clothing. Whilst I haven’t encountered any of these verbs in other contexts yet myself, this is how it works in Japanese. My dictionary at least seems to provide some plausible explanations in its list of homonyms. English has a similar thing colloquially with say, slipping on a shirt and slapping on a hat.

        Thank you for compiling such a neat list of them though!

  1. but 끼다 can be also used for wearing glasses, right?
    and there is also 가방을 들다 for bags you wear on your shoulders, usually woman bags ^^

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