How to Say Cloud in Korean – It’s a Cloudy Day!


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Are you a fan of cloudy days? Some people actually like cloudy days. Especially in the summer when the clouds can block out the hot rays from the sun. Today, we’re gonna teach you how to say ‘cloud’ in Korean, as well as some words related to it. With that said, let’s get started!

구름 (gu-reum)

This is the basic word for cloud. It’s a pretty easy beginner vocabulary word, and one you will come across often, so remember it! Here are some example sentences using this word.

구름이 걷히고 있었다. (gu-reu-mi geo-chi-go i-sseot-tta) = The clouds are rolling away.

우리는 구름 위를 날고 있었다. (u-ri-neun gu-reum wi-reul nal-kko i-sseot-tta) = We were flying above the clouds.

저 구름은 낙타를 닮았다. (jeo gu-reu-meun nak-ta-reul ttal-mat-tta) = That cloud looks like a camel.

What about the different types of clouds?

적운 (jeok-un) = cumulus cloud

적란운 (jeok-ran-un) = cumulonimbus cloud

권운 (kwon-un) = cirrus cloud

층운 (cheung-un) = stratus cloud

Next, let’s move on and teach you how to say ‘It’s cloudy’ in Korean.

흐리다 (heu-li-da)

We made an infographic on some other words describing the weather as well. You can conjugate this adjective to fit different situations.

흐려요 (heu-ryeo-yo) = It’s cloudy.

흐릴 거예요 (heu-ril geo-ye-yo) = It will be cloudy.

흐렸어요 (흐렸어요) = It was cloudy.

And that’s it! If you get into following the weather in Korea, take note and you’ll be able to recognize this word immediately. See you next time!



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