Weather in Korean

What’s the Korean word for “rain”? How do say that it’s a lovely day? Can you talk about the weather in Korean? Maybe you’re experiencing sun, snow, or something in between - this free audio lesson will teach you tons of Korean words you can use in conversation.

Whether you’re traveling in Korea or conversing with Korean speakers closer to home, the Rocket Korean team will teach you how to talk about the climate and the current weather conditions in Korean.

We hope you don’t encounter any extreme weather, but to be on safe side we’ll teach you some words for that too. It’s good to be prepared and know what to expect, so let’s get started!

Pronunciation help for talking about the weather in Korean

As Korea experiences extremes in weather patterns, this matter is generally on people’s minds. Numoo choowuyo. (It’s so cold!) or Numoo duwuyo. (it’s so hot!) are some handy conversation starters that you should memorize…just don’t get them confused!

Here are some more phrases you can use…

너무 더워요.

Numoo duwuyo.

It’s so hot!

너무 추워요.

Numoo choowuyo.

It’s so cold!

날시 좋죠?

Naltsi jocho?

Nice weather, isn’t it?

날시 나쁘죠?

Naltsi napbeujo?

Awful weather, isn’t it?

날씨 아주 좋은데요?

Naltsi ajoo joeundeyo?

What a lovely day!

Is it going to rain, snow or hail? Will the sun shine all day? Will it be a great day for going to the beach or shall we go to the art gallery instead? You might like to know what the weather is doing before making any plans. You can find out about the weather by asking one of the following questions…

날씨가 어때요?

Naltsi ga utdaeyo?

What’s the weather like?

내일 날씨가 어떨가요?

Naeil naltsi ga utdulkgayo?

What will the weather be like tomorrow?

There are a lot of possible answers to that question. Here are the most common ones…

흐려요.

heuryuyo

cloudy

추워요.

choowuyo

cold

맑아요.

malgayo

fine

더워요.

duwuyo

hot

습해요.

seup haeyo

humid

해나요.

hae nayo

sunny

따듯해요.

tdatdeut haeyo

warm

바람 불어요.

baram booruyo

windy

You can use the word "numoo"  for all of the above phrases to emphasize that it’s not just cold or warm, but very cold or very warm. For example:

너무 추워요.

Numoo choowuyo

It’s very cold.

너무 따듯해요.

Numoo tdatdeut haeyo

It’s very warm.

너무 더워요.

Numoo duwuyo

It’s very hot.

너무 바람 불어요.

Numoo baram booruyo

It’s very windy.

When talking about rain you can use the following expressions.

비가 오고 있어요.

Biga ogo itsuyo.

It’s raining

비가 와요.

Biga wayo

It’s rainy.

If it starts raining suddenly, and you’ve forgotten your umbrella at home, you may need to buy one.

[...] 어디서 사요?

[…] udisuh sayo?

Where can I buy a/an […]?

우비

woobi

rain jacket

우산

woosan

umbrella

If you are planning to travel in Korea during winter you’ll definitely need to know the next two sentences! Let me assure you, there will be plenty of opportunities to use them.

눈이 오고 있어요.

Noon ee ogo itsuyo.

It’s snowing

얼어 붙어요.

Uruh bootuyo.

It’s freezing

Here are some more words that describe certain weather conditions…

무지개

moojigae

rainbow

눈송이

noon song-ee

snowflake

noon

snow

얼음

ureum

ice

홍수

hongsoo

flood

안개

an-gae

fog

기온

gion

temperature

태풍

taepoong

hurricane

폭풍

pokpoog

storm

지진

jijin

earthquake

번개

bun-gae

lightning

폭풍우

pokpoongwoo

thunderstorm

천둥

chundoong

thunder

bi

rain

우박

woobak

hail

구름

gooreum

cloud

Snow in Korean

That’s all for today! The vocabulary you have just learned will be very easy to practice - you just need to walk outside and see what the weather is doing, then practice exclaiming loudly about the conditions in Korean!

Talking about the weather is an essential skill when traveling around Korea, other essential topics to know are talking about family in Korean or going out in Korean, both big parts of Korean culture! Try these Korean lessons today!

Anyoung hee gaseyo!

Sujung Lee
Sujung Lee
Rocket Korean


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