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

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:

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...

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!

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