June 17, 2020

KOREAN VOCABULARY FOR YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

On any given day you will do dozens of tasks. If you stop and think about everything you did yesterday you will realize that. Waking up, eating, showering, getting dressed, and about a hundred other things before you go to sleep every day.

I bet you have wondered about how to say these things in Korean. Well, today we are going to cover the basic vocabulary needed for you to familiarize yourself with talking about your daily routine in Korean.

Let’s start with the morning routine:

Hangul
Romanization
English
일어날 시간예요
ileonal sigan-iyeyo
It’s time to wake up.
좋은 아침예요
jo-eun achim-iyeyo
Good morning.
기지개
giji-gae
Stretch.
이불을 개다
ibuleul gaeda
Make the bed.
샤워를 하다
syawo-reul hada
Take a shower.
이를 닦다
ireul dakkda
Brush teeth.
옷을 입다
Oseul ipda
Get dressed.
아침을 먹다
achim-eul meogda
Eat breakfast.
일하러 가다
il-hareo gada
Go to work.
늦잠을 잤어요
neujjameul jasseoyo
I accidentally
overslept.
늦어서 미안합니다
neujeoseo mian-hapnida
Sorry, I am late.

Afternoon and Evening Routines:

Hangul
Romanization
English
일어날 시간예요
ileonal sigan-iyeyo
It’s time to wake up.
좋은 아침예요
jo-eun achim-iyeyo
Good morning.
기지개
giji-gae
Stretch.
이불을 개다
ibuleul gaeda
Make the bed.
샤워를 하다
syawo-reul hada
Take a shower.
이를 닦다
ireul dakkda
Brush teeth.
옷을 입다
Oseul ipda
Get dressed.
아침을 먹다
achim-eul meogda
Eat breakfast.
일하러 가다
il-hareo gada
Go to work.
늦잠을 잤어요
neujjameul jasseoyo
I accidentally
overslept.
늦어서 미안합니다
neujeoseo mian-hapnida
Sorry, I am late.

Sentence Structure and Examples

Now let’s take a look on how to use the vocabulary you just learned.

In English, the sentence structure to say you are going to do something is:

I am going to______.

In Korean it is a bit different, it works like this:

______ -거예요 (geo-yeyo).

If you want to say something like “I will do the laundry.”, in Korean it would be:

빨래를 할 거예요 (bballae-reul hal geo-yeyo).

Try using this structure with other items from the table.

Conclusion

What you learned today should be enough for you to feel familiarized with the vocabulary used when talking about your daily routine. Try to apply what you learned here to describe your own daily routine and you should see an improvement on your learning experience.

REVIEW AND REPEAT DAILY, AND YOU WILL SEE PROGRESS!
화이팅!!

About the author 

Dee Fialho

Dee Fialho is a Software Engineer and language enthusiast. When not coding or studying a new language, she enjoys brewing some delicious coffee.

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