Korean Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th Korean lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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.


Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine forms that you might come across or use very often. 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.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Korean

Feminine Korean Audio
Boy소년 [namja/namseong]
Girl소녀 [yeoja/yeoseong]
Man남자/남성 [abeoji]
Woman여자/여성 [eomeoni]
Father아버지 [hyeong/oppa/hyeongje]
Mother어머니 [eonni/nuna/jamae]
Brother형/오빠/형제 [baeu]
Sister언니/누나/자매 [yeobaeu]
Actor배우 [susgoyang-i]
Actress여배우 [amgoyang-i]
Cat (Masc.)숫고양이 [geuneun kiga keoyo]
Cat (Fem.)암고양이 [geunyeoneun kiga keoyo]

Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Korean sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Korean Gender in a Sentence

English Korean Audio
He is tall그는 키가 커요 [geuneun kiga jag-ayo]
She is tall그녀는 키가 커요 [geunyeoneun kiga jag-eun yeoseong-ieyo]
He is a short man그는 키가 작아요 [geuneun dog-il-in-ieyo]
She is a short woman그녀는 키가 작은 여성이에요 [geunyeoneun dog-il-in-ieyo]
He is German그는 독일인이에요 [ilbon namjadeul-eun chinjeolhaeyo]
She is German그녀는 독일인이에요 [ilbon yeojadeul-eun chinjeolhaeyo]
Japanese men are friendly일본 남자들은 친절해요 [belteu]
Japanese women are friendly일본 여자들은 친절해요 [os]


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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in Korean

Clothes Korean Audio
Belt벨트 [koteu]
Clothes옷 [deuleseu]
Coat코트 [angyeong]
Dress드레스 [jang-gab]
Glasses안경 [moja]
Gloves장갑 [jaekis]
Hat모자 [baji]
Jacket재킷 [banji]
Pants (Trousers)바지 [syeocheu]
Ring반지 [gudu]
Shirt셔츠 [yangmal]
Shoes구두 [jeongjang]
Socks양말 [seuweteo]
Suit정장 [negtai]
Sweater스웨터 [usan]
Tie넥타이 [sog-os]
Umbrella우산 [jigab]
Underwear속옷 [sigye]
Wallet지갑 [je wonpiseuga ma-eum-e deuseyo?]
Watch시계 [yangmal-eul ilh-eobeolyeoss-eoyo.]


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Daily Conversation in Korean

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Korean Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Korean

Do you like my dress?제 원피스가 마음에 드세요? [jal eoullineyo.]
I lost my socks양말을 잃어버렸어요. [geu yeojaui banjiga aleumdawoyo.]
It looks good on you잘 어울리네요. [i bajineun gil-eoyo.]
She has a beautiful ring그 여자의 반지가 아름다워요. [i sinbal-eun jagseubnida.]
These pants (trousers) are long이 바지는 길어요. [eodiseo wass-eoyo?]
These shoes are small이 신발은 작습니다. [jeoneun migug-eseo wass-eoyo]
Where are you from?어디서 왔어요? [jeoneun migug-in-ieyo]
I'm from the U.S저는 미국에서 왔어요 [eodi saseyo?]
I'm American저는 미국인이에요 [jeoneun migug-e sal-ayo]
Where do you live?어디 사세요? [yeogi ma-eum-e deuseyo?]
I live in the U.S저는 미국에 살아요 [hana]
Do you like it here?여기 마음에 드세요? [cheos beonjjae]

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Korean about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Korean Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Korean homepage.

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