How to Say Gold in Korean

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How many of you like jewelry? There are many different kinds of jewelry with gold being one of the most popular. So let’s find out how to say gold in Korean!

Unlike English, there is a slight difference when referring to the metal itself and the color. If you’re not familiar with Korean colors, you should know that 색 is usually added on to mark the word as a color. So for gold, the color itself would be 금색. 금 is the word for gold. Really simple right?

So how would you say something like “the gold bag” or “the gold necklace”?

Let’s take a look at some examples below:

금색 가방 (geum-saek ga-bang) = the gold bag

금색 목걸이 (geum-saek mok-geo-li) = the gold necklace

금색 반지 (geum-saek ban-ji) = the gold ring

So you simply add 금색 in front of the noun you want to describe. This pretty much applies to all colors with some exceptions (too long to go into in this post).

*Always remember that learning to read and pronounce hangul is always better than romanization!*