Vocabulary: Exclamations in Korean

Exclamations in Korean

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Like most other languages, Korean has exclamations as well. Here are some common ones you may come across. If you want to study even more and improve your Korean, check out our ebooks over at the Dom & Hyo Store.

Korean words in this graphic:

헐 (heol) = What…/What the…/OMG

헉! (heok) = OMG!

아싸! (a-ssa) = Yes!/Hooray!/Yay!

대박 (dae-bak) = Awesome!

엄마야! (eom-ma-ya) = OMG!/Oops

우와 (u-wa) = Wow

참! (cham) = By the way!

아! (ah) = Ouch!/By the way

어? (eo) = Huh?

네? (ne) = Yes?

진짜? (jin-jja) = Really?/Forreal?/Seriously?

그래요? (geu-rae-yo) = Is that so?/Really?

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