How To Say ‘Monster’ In Korean

Last Updated on April 6, 2021 by 90 Day Korean
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Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night?

Let’s face our fears and learn how to say ‘monster’ in Korean today! 

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‘Monster’ in Korean

The word for how to say ‘monster’ in Korean is 괴물 (goemul). Whether you are talking about monsters in fables or in video games, or in other ways, this is the word to use.

괴물 (goemul)


If using the word ‘monster’ to refer to a person is a bit too strong, you can also use the phrase 괴물 같은 것 (goemul gateun geot). This means ‘like a monster’.

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무서운 (museoun), 겁나는 (geomnaneun) – scary

공포 (gongpo) – horror

무기력한 사람 (mugiryeokan saram) – zombie

A word of caution about Romanization

While it is possible for you to study the words in this article simply by reading their romanized versions, 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 30 minutes.

After you’ve familiarized yourself with Hangeul, life in Korea will suddenly seem so much easier and the country won’t appear so foreign for you. So, if you’re serious about learning Korean, why not learn Hangeul today?

Sample Sentences

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Standard Korean Example Sentences

You can use these sentences in just about every situation, they’re considered polite. 

1. 어느 전설 속의 괴물을 제일 무섭다고 생각해요? → Which monster from the fables do you think is the scariest?

eoneu jeonseol sogui goemureul jeil museopdago saenggakaeyo?

Informal Korean Example Sentences

This style of speaking is used with friends, family, or others that you're close with.

1. 빨리 그 괴물을 죽여! → Hurry and kill that monster!

   ppalli geu goemureul jungnyeo!

2. 이 게임에서 괴물을 죽일때마다 포인트를 받아. → You get points in this game whenever you kill a monster.

   i geimeseo goemureul jugilttaemada pointeureul bada.


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