How To Say “Princess” In Korean – Learn the many ways

Last Updated on January 3, 2023 by 90 Day Korean
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Do you know how to say “princess” in Korean? You may hear and read a lot about the likes of Princesses Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. Just like the older generation was crazy over Princess Diana, generation after generation continues to adore and love princesses.

A princess wearing a purple dress with flowers behind her

So today, we shall learn how to say “princess” in Korean and have a royal good time!

“Princess” in Korean

The main word for “princess”’ in Korean is 공주 (gongju). This is almost exclusively the only word used to refer to “princess” in both fables and fairytales and real life.

 공주 (gongju)

princess

How to say “Princess” in Korean

Here’s a video that will teach you how to say “princess” in Korean. You’ll learn several Korean words that translate to “princess.”

Listen carefully to how the words are pronounced!

How to Say "PRINCESS" in Korean | 90 Day Korean

Sample sentences:

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

이 드레스를 입을때 공주처럼 보이지? (i deureseureul ibeulttae gongjucheoreom boiji?)

I look like a princess when I wear this dress, don’t I?

제일 좋아하는 디즈니 공주는 누구야? (jeil joahaneun dijeuni gongjuneun nuguya?)

Who is your favorite Disney princess?

However, you can also use the word 왕자비 (wangjabi) to refer to real-life’s royal princesses from Diana to Kate. This word is more commonly used in a literary and academic sense rather than in everyday speech, unlike the word 공주 (gongju).

Sample sentences:

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

다이아나 왕자비는 언제 죽었어요? (daiana wangjabineun eonje jugeosseoyo?)

When did Princess Diana die?

The word 왕녀 (wangnyeo) also means “princess,” but it is not currently in much use.

세계에서 왕녀가 몇명 있어요? (segyeeseo wangnyeoga myeonmyeong isseoyo?)

How many royal princesses are there in the world?

“Crown princess” in Korean

Lastly, the words 황태자비 (hwangtaejabi) and 왕세자비 (wangsejabi) both mean “crown princess.”

Of the two, 왕세자비 (wangsejabi) is more of an everyday word, whereas 황태자비 (hwangtaejabi) is more academic.

For more everyday Korean words, go here.

Sample sentence:

제일 최근에, 영국 황태자비는 누구였지요? (jeil choegeune, yeongguk hwangtaejabineun nuguyeotjiyo?)

Who was the most recent Princess of Wales, again?

나는 영화배우나 가수말고 왕세자비인 것 같아 보이고 싶어. (naneun yeonghwabaeuna gasumalgo wangsejabiin geot gata boigo sipeo.)

I want to appear like a crown princess, as opposed to a movie actress or a singer.

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A princess wearing a blue dress with flowers behind her

A word of caution about Romanization

While you can 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 90 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

Now that you know the different words for “princess” in Korean let us know who your favorite princess is in the comments below!

Also, how about learning other Korean terms for the royalties, like for the king and queen? Til next time!

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