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)!
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.
|New Year’s Resolution
|새해 결심 (saehae gyeolsim)
|색종이 조각 (saekjongi jogak)
|New Year’s Greetings
|새해 인사 (saehae insa)
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)
우리는 새해 인사를 교환합니다. (urineun saehae insareul gyohwanhamnida)
We exchange New Year’s greetings.
카운트다운이 시작되었어요. (kaunteudauni sijakdoeeosseoyo)
The countdown has started.
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!