Describing people in Korean

Ever tried describing people in Korean? What’s the Korean word for “tall”? How do you say someone is kind? After this free audio lesson you’ll know some Korean adjectives to describe someone’s appearance and the kind of person they are as well.

This is going to make Korean conversations a whole lot more interesting – let’s hope you don’t decide ignorance is bliss! Listen to the Rocket Korean speakers and practice saying the words and phrases aloud. Describing people in Korean can be fun – let’s try it!

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대호 머리는 짧다.

Dae-Ho muri neun tjalbda.

Dae-Ho has short hair.

상민이 머리는 금발이다.

Sangmin ee muri neun geumbal ida.

Sang Min has blonde hair.

광선이 머리는 검은색이다.

Kwang- Sun ee muri neun gumeunsaek ida.

Kwang-Sun has black hair.

일성이 머리는 갈색이다.

Il Sung ee muri neun galsaek ida.

Il Sung has brown hair.

재이 머리는 구불구불하다.

Jae muri neun goobool goobool hada.

Jae has curly hair.

진애 머리는 약간 구불거린다.

Jin Ae muri neun yakgan goobool gurinda.

Jin Ae has wavy hair.

관이 머리는 부드럽다.

Kwan ee muri neun boodeurupda.

Kwan has soft hair.

해우 머리는 중간길이다.

Hea Woo muri neun joongan girida.

Hea Woo has medium-length hair.

은선이 머리는 길다.

Eun Sun ee muri neun gilda.

Eun Sun has long hair.

연희 머리는 빨간색이다.

Yun Hee muri neun pbalgan saegida.

Yun Hee has red hair.

What about the eye and skin color?

그는 눈이 갈색이다.

Geuneun noon ee galsaek ida.

He has brown eyes.

그녀의 눈은 초록색이다.

Geunyuh eui noon eun chorok saegida.

She has green eyes.

그는 파란눈이다.

Geuneun paran noon ida.

He has blue eyes.

그녀는 피부가 검다.

Geunyuh neun piboo ga gumda.

She is dark-skinned.

그는 피부가 희다.

Geuneun piboo ga heuida.

He is fair-skinned.

What about other features, like height and weight?

그녀는 키가 작다.

Geunyuh neun key ga jakda.

She is short.

그는 키가 크다.

Geuneun key ga keuda.

He is tall.

그녀는 날씬하다.

Geunyuh neun naltsinhada.

She is thin.

그는 뚱뚱하다.

Geuneun tdoong tdoong hada.

He is fat.

그는 말랐다.

Geuneun malatda.

He is skinny.

What about other abilities and features?

그녀는 빠르다.

Geunyuh neun pbareuda.

She is fast.

그는 느리다.

Geuneun neurida.

He is slow.

그녀는 강하다.

Geunyuh neun ganghada.

She is strong.

그녀는 약하다.

Geunyuh neun yakhada.

She is weak.

그녀는 예쁘다.

Geunyuh neun yepbeuda.

She is pretty.

그는 잘 생겼다.

Geuneun jal saengyutda.

He is handsome.

그는 미남이다.

Geuneun minamida.

He is good-looking.

그녀는 못 생겼다.

Geunyuh neun mot saengutda.

She is ugly.

Describing people in Korean

What about personality?

그녀는 친밀하다.

Geunyuh neun chinmilhada.

She is friendly.

그녀는 가난하다.

Geunyuh neun gananhada.

She is poor.

그는 웃긴다.

Geuneun wootginda.

He is funny.

그녀는 용감하다.

Geunyuh neun yong-gamhada.

She is brave.

그는 예민한 사람이다.

Geuneun yeminhan saramida.

He is sophisticated.

그녀는 열심히 일하는 사람이다.

Geunyuh neun yulshimhee ilhaneun saramida.

She is hard-working.

그는 친절하다.

Geuneun chinjulhada.

He is kind.

그는 심각하다.

Geuneun shimgakhada.

He is serious.

그는 예의가 없다.

Geuneun ye-euiga upda.

He is bad-mannered.

그녀는 게으르다.

Geunyuh neun ge-eureuda.

She is lazy.

그는 잘 참는다.

Geuneun jal chamneunda.

He is patient.

그녀는 똑똑하다.

Geunyuh neun tdok tdok hada.

She is intelligent.

그는 웃긴다.

Geuneun wootginda.

He is humorous.

그녀는 수줍다.

Geunyuh neun soojoobda.

She is shy.

그녀는 조용하다.

Geunyuh neun joyonghada.

She is quiet.

그는 좋은 사람이다.

Geuneun joeun saramida.

He is nice.

그녀는 부자다.

Geunyuh neun boojada.

She is rich.

That’s all for this lesson! So tell me, how would you describe yourself? Here’s a small challenge for you: by the time you do your next Korean lesson, try to have a description of yourself memorized!

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Sujung Lee: Rocket Korean

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