Korean Feminine

If you're trying to learn Korean Feminine you will find out that Korean actually doesn't have a gender. So there is no masculine or feminine... But you still need to know how to deal with that fact. Below are some tips and examples. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Korean. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Korean Gender

As we mentioned before, there is no Korean gender which is good news (compared to other languages).

While in English it is known that feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine. In Korean, nouns are not masculine, feminine, they might be all considered "neutral".

Grammar Tips:
There are no genders in Korean, no feminine and no masculine. This applies to adjectives as well as nouns.


Here are some examples:

English GenderKorean Gender
Feminine여성형 - yeo seong hyeong
he is happy그는 행복합니다 - geu neun haeng bok hap ni da
she is happy그녀는 행복합니다 - geu nyeo neun haeng bok hap ni da
he is American그는 미국인입니다 - geu neun mi gug in ip ni da
she is American그녀는 미국인입니다 - geu nyeo neun mi gug in ip ni da
man남자/남성 - nam ja nam seong
woman여자/여성 - yeo ja yeo seong
father아버지 - a beo ji
mother어머니 - eo meo ni
brother형/오빠/형제 - hyeong o ppa hyeong je
sister언니/누나/자매 - eon ni nu na ja mae
uncle아저씨/삼촌 - a jeo ssi sam chon
aunt이모/고모/숙모 - i mo go mo suk mo
bull황소 - hwang so
cow암소 - am so
boy소년 - so nyeon
girl소녀 - so nyeo

As you can see from the example above, there is no structure of the Feminine in Korean.

Gender in Korean

Below are examples of some vocabulary words that you can try to memorize to help you boost your vocabulary.

English VocabularyKorean Vocabulary
objects물건/물체 - mul geon mul che
bathroom욕실 - yok sil
bed침대 - chim dae
bedroom침실 - chim sil
ceiling천장 - cheon jang
chair의자 - ui ja
clothes옷 - ot
coat코트 - ko teu
cup컵 - keop
desk책상 - chaek sang
dress드레스 - deu re seu
floor층/바닥 - cheung ba dak
fork포크 - po keu
furniture가구 - ga gu
glass유리 - yu ri
hat모자 - mo ja
house집 - jip
ink잉크 - ing keu
jacket재킷 - jae kit
kitchen부엌 - bu eok
knife칼 - kal
lamp램프 - raem peu
letter편지/서신 - pyeon ji seo sin
map지도 - ji do
newspaper신문 - sin mun
notebook수첩 - su cheop
pants바지 - ba ji
paper종이 - jong i
pen펜 - pen
pencil연필 - yeon pil
pharmacy약국 - yak guk
picture그림 - geu rim
plate접시/그릇 - jeop si geu reut
refrigerator냉장고 - naeng jang go
restaurant레스토랑/식당 - re seu to rang sik dang
roof지붕 - ji bung
room방 - bang
rug깔개/양탄자 - kkal gae yang tan ja
scissors가위 - ga wi
shampoo샴푸 - syam pu
shirt셔츠 - syeo cheu
shoes구두 - gu du
soap비누 - bi nu
socks양말 - yang mal
spoon숟가락 - sut ga rak
table식탁/탁자 - sik tag tak ja
toilet화장실 - hwa jang sil
toothbrush칫솔 - chit sol
toothpaste치약 - chi yak
towel수건 - su geon
umbrella우산 - u san
underwear속옷 - sog ot
wall벽 - byeok
wallet지갑 - ji gap
window창문 - chang mun
telephone전화/전화기 - jeon hwa jeon hwa gi

Feminine and Masculine are absent from Korean, therefore they don't need very special attention. Once you're done with Korean gender lesson, you might want to check the rest of our Korean lessons here: Learn Korean. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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