Vocabulary: Exclamations in Korean

Exclamations in Korean

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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    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!

  • Sean

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

  • Patrick07

    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 😀

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    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! 😀