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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…

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…

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

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:

When talking about rain you can use the following expressions.

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

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.

Here are some more words that describe certain weather conditions…

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
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