Korean Vocabulary: Titles for People

Titles for People in Korean

Here are some common Korean vocabulary for titles that people use for one another. Remember that Korean uses titles for people most times (not all the time) instead of addressing them directly by name. If you want to study even more and improve your Korean, check out our ebooks over at the Dom & Hyo Store.

Vocabulary words used in this graphic:

교수님 (gyo-su-nim) = Professor

선생님 (seon-saeng-nim) = Teacher

의사선생님 (ui-sa-seon-saeng-nim) = Doctor

누나 (nu-na) = Older female (used by men)

오빠 (o-ppa) = Older male (used by women)

언니 (eo-ni) = Older female (used by women)

형 (hyeong) = Older male (used by men)

아주머니 (a-ju-meo-ni) = Ms./Married older woman (honorific)

아쩌시 (a-jjeo-si) = Mr./Married older man

기사님 (gi-sa-sim) = Driver (honorific)

어르신 = (eo-reu-shin) = Elder person (honorific)

Remember that romanization is only a tool! Try not to depend on it too much and try learning the Korean alphabet and how to pronounce the letters properly and you will have a much easier time learning.

Some great books to get your started are Korean Made Simple: A beginner's guide to learning the Korean language and Become a Hangeul Master: Learn to Read and Write Korean Characters


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1 Comment
  • Patrick07
    Feb 22,2016 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you for your info graphic, even though I knew all of them, it’s still a very good work, keep going.

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