Clothes in Korean

Knowing some words for clothes in Korean will be useful in all kinds of situations.  Whether you’re strolling in a city or adventuring away from the crowds, after this free audio lesson you’ll be able to describe what you need to suit the weather, or what you’re looking for when shopping for clothes in Korea.

If you plan to travel in country areas, you will discover a way of life that is less hectic than Seoul or Busan, and much closer to the traditional Korean lifestyle. Try staying in yugwan for a real cultural experience!

If you’re likely to spend more time outdoors, such as hiking up Mt. Sorak or visiting Cheju Island, you’ll be more dependent on the weather. You'll enjoy yourself a lot more if you have the appropriate clothing.

What’s the Korean word for jacket? How do you explain that you need a pair of thick socks for walking? Listen to the native-speaker’s pronunciation and practice saying the Korean words aloud until you feel confident.

Pronunciation help for talking about clothes in Korean

ot

clothes

코트

koteu

coat

모자

moja

hat

자켓

jaket

jacket

점퍼

jumpuh

jumper

스카프

seukapeu

scarf

양말

yangmal

socks

운동복

woondongbok

tracksuit

Ready for a trip to the beach? Most of the lakes in South Korea are reservoirs, so swimming is forbidden. Beaches are open to the public in the months of July and August, but beware of the crowd!

Here are some words and phrases that you may use at the beach:

[...] 빌리고 싶어요.

[…] biligo shipuyo.

I want to rent a […]

수영복

sooyoungbok

swimsuit

샌달

saendal

sandals

구조원이 있어요?

Goojowan ee itsuyo?

Is there a lifeguard?

여기서 수영해도 되나요?

Yugisuh sooyuong haedo dwenayo?

Is it safe to swim here?

양산

yangsan

umbrella (sunshade)

서핑보드

suping-bodeu

surfboard

모터보트

motoboteu

motorboat

제트스키

jeteu-seukee

jet-ski

접는 의자

jumneun euija

deck chair

비키니

bikini

bikini

If the weather is bad, you may want to say that you are boiling hot, freezing cold, wet or miserable. See which one of these phrases suits you...

추워요.

Choowuyo

I’m cold.

얼어 붙어요.

Uruh bootuyo.

I’m freezing.

더워요.

Duwuyo.

I’m (feeling) hot.

땀나요.

Tdamnayo.

I’m sweating.

너무 더워요.

Numoo duwuyo.

I’m boiling hot.

불행해요.

Boolhaeng haeyo.

I’m miserable.

Talking about clothes in Korean

So whether it’s boiling hot, freezing cold, or humid and sticky... you now have the right language to communicate how you feel, and what clothing you need to match the conditions. Well done!

Here are a few recommended Korean lessons to try next!

Anyoung hee gyeseyo!

Sujung Lee
Sujung Lee
Rocket Korean


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