How To Say “Monster” In Korean

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 “monster” in Korean is 괴물 (goemul). Whether you are talking about monsters in fables or video games or 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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Sample sentences:

Here are some sample sentences using the word 괴물 (goemul). 

어느 전설 속의 괴물을 제일 무섭다고 생각해요? (eoneu jeonseol sogui goemureul jeil museopdago saenggakaeyo?)

Which monster from the fables do you think is the scariest?

Note that for the sample sentences below, the style of speaking is informal and should only be  used with friends, family, or others that you’re close with.

빨리 그 괴물을 죽여! (ppalli geu goemureul jungnyeo!)

Hurry and kill that monster!

이 게임에서 괴물을 죽일때마다 포인트를 받아. (i geimeseo goemureul jugilttaemada pointeureul bada.)

You get points in this game whenever you kill a monster.

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When talking about the word “monster,” here are other nouns and adjectives that you related to it. 

무서운 (museoun), 겁나는 (geomnaneun) – scary

공포 (gongpo) – horror

무기력한 사람 (mugiryeokan saram) – zombie

귀신 (gwisin) – ghost

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A word of caution about romanization

While you can study the words in this article simply by reading their romanized versions, being able to read Hangeul will be more useful, especially 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 to you. So, if you’re serious about learning Korean, why not learn Hangeul today?

Wrap Up

That’s great that you’ve added another Korean word to your vocabulary! You might encounter the word 괴물 (goemul) in normal conversations or perhaps during Halloween when people dress up as one. If you still want to expand your Korean vocabulary after this lesson, there are loads of words to learn in our Korean words article!


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