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How To Say “Kiss In Korean

In this article, you’ll learn how to say “kiss” in Korean. You might have been on a few dates with your Korean bae and maybe even progressed to an official relationship status update already, and now you are eager to move to the next step. That is, you may want your bae – or prospective bae – to finally kiss you!

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But wait! Do you yet know how to say “kiss” in Korean? No need to fear in case you don’t! Time to pucker up, and let’s get learning!

“Kiss” in Korean

So, how do you say “kiss” in Korean? You can say “kiss” in Korean as 키스 (khiseu). This is a Korean loan word from English word “kiss.” This means it’s a word you’ll remember and be ready to use in no time! Not to mention how difficult it’ll be to forget the Korean word! Here’s a sample sentence.

첫 키스는 어땠어요? (cheot khiseuneun eoddaesseoyo?)

How was your first kiss?

Another word for “kiss” in Korean

You can also use the word 뽀뽀 (bbobbo), also romanized as ppoppo, to say “kiss” in Korean. However, be aware that this is more to describe a peck on the cheek rather than an actual kiss and can be considered a cute way to say “kiss.”

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How to say “to kiss” in Korean

How about we try to turn this into the verb “to kiss?” This is also easy; all you need to do is add the verb “to do” or 하다 (hada) to the word 키스 (khiseu). In other words, write 키스하다 (khiseuhada), and you have yourself the basics of the verb “to kiss!”

The basic conjugation would turn it into 키스해요 (khiseuhaeyo), or 키스해 (khiseuhae) if you are comfortable using informalities with your bae.

Sample sentences:

내 입에 키스를 해줘. (nae ibe khiseureul haejweo).

Please kiss me on the lips.

그 남자가 아직 너에게 키스 안했어? (geu namjaga ajik neoege kiseu anhaesseo?) 

Has he tried to kiss you yet?

Another way to express “to kiss” is to say 입을 맞추다 (ibeul matchuda). However, it’ll likely be a rare occasion for you to hear or use this one.

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A word of caution about Romanization

You can study the words in this article simply by reading their Romanized versions. However, it will come in handy for you to be able to read Hangeul if you ever wish to come to Korea. Hangeul is the Korean alphabet, and not difficult to learn. In fact, you can learn it in just 90 minutes.

After you’ve familiarized yourself with Hangeul, life in Korea will suddenly seem so much easier. You’ll be able to read K-pop song lyrics, improve your pronunciation, and understand Korean culture on a new level. It will also help you to learn Korean fast

We know that learning a new alphabet can seem challenging, so we made an easy how-to guide here.

Wrap Up

Now that you’re ready to kiss that special someone, does this complete the missing words from your vocabulary? What other words would you like to learn? Let us know in the comments below!

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