Korean Vocabulary Words for New Year’s Day 2024

10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1..Happy New Year! Today, we will give you the most important New Year’s Day Korean words.

We hope for this year to be filled with health and happiness for you, as well as plenty of fun Korean study sessions (of course)!

Five people celebrating with confetti falling behind them

This page is a free lesson from our Inner Circle course, our online Korean learning program that gets you to speak Korean in only 90 days.

In this vocabulary lesson, we’ve added a bunch of Korean words you can use this New Year’s Day — whether you’re in Korea or not!

Arming yourself with this set of Korean vocabulary will ensure you’re the life of the party at your Korean New Year’s celebrations.

Let’s make this our most productive year yet!

Korean New Year’s Day Vocabulary Words List

Besides saying “Happy New Year” in Korean, below are the common words that you’ll hear during the New Year’s season.

English한국어 (Korean)
January일월 (irwol)
New Year’s Resolution새해 결심 (saehae gyeolsim)
Countdown카운트다운 (kaunteudaun)
Fireworks불꽃놀이 (bulkkonnori)
Toast건배 (geonbae)
Confetti색종이 조각 (saekjongi jogak)
December십이월 (sibiwol)
Year년 (nyeon)
Clock시계 (sigye)
Dance춤 (chum)
New Year’s Greetings새해 인사 (saehae insa)
Midnight자정 (jajeong)
Luck복 (bok)
Music음악 (eumak)
New Year새해 (saehae)
Calendar달력 (dallyeok)
Champagne샴페인 (syampein)
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How Do I Pronounce the Words?

On this page, we’ve given the romanized version of the Korean words. However, we recommend spending the hour and a half it takes to learn to read the Korean alphabet. After that, you can read and pronounce many Korean words after this short investment of time.

This helps avoid all the mistakes of romanization and catapults you ahead in your learning.

The great part about learning the alphabet is that you will start to recognize Korean words in places you never realized before. Soon, you’ll start to enjoy reading signs, menus, and writing in many places that you go!

Sample New Year’s Day Korean Sentences

We’ve added a few sample sentences to get you to speak Korean this New Year’s Day! Try to write some sentences of your own in the comments below.

사람들은 불꽃놀이와 함께 새해를 기념했습니다. (saramdeureun bulkkonnoriwa hamkke saehaereul ginyeomhaetseumnida)

People celebrated the new year with fireworks.

새해를 맞아 건배합시다. (saehaereul maja geonbaehapsida)

Let’s toast to the new year.

우리는 새해 인사를 교환합니다. (urineun saehae insareul gyohwanhamnida)

We exchange New Year’s greetings.

카운트다운이 시작되었어요. (kaunteudauni sijakdoeeosseoyo)

The countdown has started.

Wrap Up

That’s it for the New Year’s vocabulary. We hope you learned a lot of new vocabulary for this new year. If you’re having trouble remembering these words, learn some tips for remembering them easily here.

Happy New Year to all!

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