2020 Korean Vocabulary List

Over 6000 Vocabulary Words (Google Sheets)

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Category: Nouns

Group: School

Sub-Group: School Materials

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Did you know that the Korean language has over 1.1 million words?

That’s more than any other language and you’ll find there are A LOT of synonyms.

For example look how many different words there are for “all”:


Korean VocabularyEnglish Definition
전체(noun) the entire, as a whole, totality (of one thing)(an entity composed of parts/elements/the totality of a body)
전부(noun/adv) the whole, everything; all, in total, in all (the sum of all parts without exception/all of more than one thing)(sino)
모두(adv) all (as an ADV it’s slightly less formal than 전부); (noun) all, everyone, everybody
누구나anyone, everybody, each person (does something)
모든(adj) every, all, whole, entire (used before a noun)
완전히completely, entirely, fully, absolutely, thoroughly, quite, perfectly
철저히thoroughly, completely, exhaustively (because you were careful)
몽땅all, all at once (as much as possible at once), everything (stronger/eeeevverryything)
온통(adv) all, wholly, entirely (a very strong word/might be awkward to use in some context)
일체(noun/adv) all (of something), the whole; entirely, absolutley (context of paying/negative statements)(may be a fancy word)
홀랑completely, thoroughly (revealed all at once); being completely stripped of one’s posessions (not common)
남김없이entirely, wholly (without leaving any), entirely, without exception, to the last (not common)
말끔(adv) all, completely, neatly, without leaving any (not common/you’ll hear 말금히 more)
gun; (determiner) total (number of something), overall, gross
(determiner) all, entire, whole

Overwhelming right?

One of the most common problems when learning new vocabulary is trying to understand the difference between synonyms. This Korean vocabulary list focuses on providing context and example sentences that make it easy.

The process of memorizing vocab words can be long and difficult but they will become the foundation for the rest of your journey. It takes time to put them into your long-term memory. So the earlier you start the better.