Hobbies in Korean

What’s your hobby? How do you ask that in Korean? After this free audio lesson you’ll know how to talk about hobbies in Korean. Whether it’s cooking, travelling, listening to music or reading, you’ll learn how to explain what you enjoy doing in your free time.

Talking about shared interests is a great way to establish common ground. Being able to talk about yourself and ask about others in Korean will help you make friends - and make the conversation more interesting!

So tell me about yourself…

How to pronounce hobbies in Korean

취미가 뭐에요?

Chimi ga mawyeyo?

What’s your hobby?

시간 남을 때 뭐해요?

Shigan nameul tdae maw haeyo?

What do you do in your free time?

Do you enjoy any of the following activities?

독서

doksuh

reading

요리

yori

cooking

산책

sanchaek

walking

낚시

nakshi

fishing

Perhaps you’re more of an explorer and enjoy admiring jayun (nature) by deungsan (hiking), kaemping (camping), jajun-guh tagi (cycling) or sooyoung (swimming) in the river.

등산

deungsan

hiking

캠핑

kaemping

camping

자전거 타기

jajun-guh tagi

cycling

수영

sooyoung

swimming

Are you a sports fan? Do you participate in woondong (sports)? I’m sure you’re familiar with the traditional martial art of taekwondo(tae kwon do).

Have you watched Korean traditional-style wrestling Tsireum accompanied by folk music and dance? Sports can take up much of your time, whether you’re in your home country or elsewhere. yagoo (baseball) has become so popular in Korea that they even have a professional baseball league. Which sports do you enjoy?

You may want to use a few of these words:

축구

chookgoo

soccer

농구

nong-goo

basketball

골프

golpeu

golf

테니스

teniseu

tennis

배구

baegoo

volleyball

야구

yagoo

baseball

Are you creatively minded? Perhaps you enjoy expressing your feelings and ideas artistically through one of the following art forms:

그림

geurim

painting

지공예

Jigong-ye

papercrafts

도예

doye

ceramics/pottery

서예

suhye

calligraphy

Hobbies in Korean

Do you play a akgi (musical instrument)? Even if you don’t, it’s never too late to try one of these akgi:

피아노

piano

piano

바이올린

baiolin

violin

기타

gita

guitar

드럼

deurum

drums

트럼펫

teurumpet

trumpet

색소폰

saexopon

saxophone

So, tell me “Maw hagireul jowa haseyo?” (What do you like to do?) Choom jowa haseyo? Do you like dancing? To say you like some activity, just add jowahaeyo. to your choice of interest or hobby.

Here are some useful expressions:

요리 좋아해요.

Yori jowahaeyo.

I like cooking.

티비보기 좋아해요.

Teebee bogi jowahaeyo.

I like watching TV.

체스 좋아해요.

Cheseu jowahaeyo.

I like chess.

인터넷하기 좋아해요.

Intunet hagi jowahaeyo.

I like surfing the internet.

여행 좋아해요.

Yuhaeng jowahaeyo.

I like traveling.

쇼핑 좋아해요.

Shoping jowahaeyo.

I like shopping.

독서 좋아해요.

Doksuh jowahaeyo.

I like reading.

음악 좋아해요.

Eumak jowahaeyo.

I like music.

춤 좋아해요.

Choom jowahaeyo.

I like dancing.

야구 좋아해요.

Yagoo jowahaeyo.

I like baseball.

That’s it for this lesson!

Here are a few recommended Korean lessons to try next!

Anyoung hee gyeseyo!

Sujung Lee
Sujung Lee
Rocket Korean


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