학 Words – Meaning in English and More

‘학’ (hak) words are common words that you will come across while studying Korean. It’s easy to see why since ‘학’ is derived from the Hanja character ‘學’ and it means to learn, study, or basically anything with school. This is a good example of how knowing the Hanja for certain words will help you learn and recognize Korean words easily.

Once you see ‘학’ in a word, then you know that it will have something to do with learning. There will be a part 2 to this as there are several other useful words with the same Hanja in them.

List of the words in this infographic:

학생 (hak-saeng) = student

학교 (hak-gyo) = school

학원 (hak-weon) = academy

유학 (yu-hak) = study abroad

학자 (hak-ja) = scholar

독자 (dok-ja) = self-study

수학 (su-hak) = math

과학 (gwa-hak) = science

전학 (jeon-hak) = jeon-hak

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