Korean Lesson 11 (Nouns and Jobs)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Korean which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Korean Classes.


Nouns are the most used words in Korean. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. The table contains 3 columns (English, Korean, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Nouns in Korean

Nouns Korean Audio
Cat고양이 [namja]
Dog개 [namjadeul]
Woman남자 [eomeoni]
Women남자들 [eonni/nuna/jamae]
Mother어머니 [gudu]
Sister언니/누나/자매 [yangmal]
Shoes구두 [chaeg]
Socks양말 [chaeg]
Book책 [byeol]
Books책 [hae]
Stars별 [jeoneun gaeleul joh-ahaeyo]
Sun해 [jeoneun itallia-eoleul haeyo]

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Korean Nouns in a Sentence

English Korean Audio
I have a dog저는 개를 좋아해요 [jeoneun migug-e salgo issseubnida]
I speak Italian저는 이탈리아어를 해요 [josimhaseyo]
I live in America저는 미국에 살고 있습니다 [geonbae!]
This is my wife조심하세요 [mun jom dad-ajullaeyo?]
This is my husband건배! [baeu]
Can you close the door?문 좀 닫아줄래요? [yeobaeu]


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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Korean. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Korean

Actor배우 [yesulga]
Actress여배우 [hoesawon]
Artist예술가 [uisa]
Businessman회사원 [gisulja]
Doctor의사 [ganhosa]
Engineer기술자 [gyeongchal]
Nurse간호사 [gasu]
Policeman경찰 [hagsaeng]
Singer가수 [seonsaengnim]
Student학생 [beon-yeogga]
Teacher선생님 [geuneun gyeongchal-ibnida]
Translator번역가 [jeoneun gyeongheom-i manhseubnida]


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Daily Conversation in Korean

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Korean Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Korean

English Korean Audio
He is a policeman그는 경찰입니다 [jeoneun sin-ibsawon-ibnida.]
I have a long experience저는 경험이 많습니다 [jeoneun yesulgaibnida]
I'm a new employee저는 신입사원입니다. [jeoneun il-eul chajgoissseubnida.]
I'm an artist저는 예술가입니다 [geunyeoneun gasu-ibnida]
I'm looking for a job저는 일을 찾고있습니다. [jeoneun bul-eoleul jal moshaeyo.]
She is a singer그녀는 가수입니다 [yeyaghaess-eoyo]
What's that called in French?저는 불어를 잘 못해요. [bam-e]
I have a reservation예약했어요 [eodi saseyo?]
I have to go밤에 [seupein-eoneun baeugi swiwoyo]
Where do you live?어디 사세요? [unjeonhada]
Spanish is easy to learn스페인어는 배우기 쉬워요 [chajda]

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Korean about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Korean Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Korean homepage.

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