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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  • Jul 7,2016 at 4:44 pm

    I just discovered your site and it’s fun and nice to be here to learn more about Korea and the culture! I especially the artworks! 😀

  • Patrick07
    May 14,2016 at 6:58 pm

    WoW … Thanks very much for this one, there’re few ones that I had hear before however I still was confuse about what it means, now I really know what it really means 😀

  • Sean
    May 14,2016 at 5:52 pm

    What about (and I may misspell these) “어머!” or “아이구!”?

  • May 6,2016 at 12:14 pm

    Your graphics are very well made. It looks like you’ve put a lot of time and effort into each of them. Thanks for sharing these great resources!

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