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 the 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!*
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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