Korean Vocabulary Words for New Year’s Day 2020

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10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1..Happy New Year!

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

That being said, we’re releasing a free lesson for you that’s part our Inner Circle course, our online Korean learning program that gets you speaking Korean in only 90 days.

In this PDF 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. Happy studies!

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Korean New Year’s Day Vocabulary Words List

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)

*Note: There’s a download for the full PDF at the bottom of this page so you can take them with you!

Why No Pronunciation Help?

Why no Korean pronunciation

Sometimes, books or websites will post romanization along with the Korean vocabulary words to help beginners or those who cannot read the Korean alphabet. In fact, in our paid Korean learning course, we also ease students into reading Hangul over the course of a few weeks.

However, the reality is that learning to read Korean need only take an hour and a half to get started, and 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!

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Sample New Year’s Day Korean Sentences

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

Happy New Year text. hand drawn text. watercolor New Year backgr

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.

Happy New Year to all! 

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