How To Say ‘Queen’ In Korean

Last Updated on March 25, 2022 by 90 Day Korean
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Do you think it’s the king that holds the highest title? Perhaps the king should step aside and let that rightful position be held by the queen. After all, the Queen of England is one of the most famous royalty in the world.

Today’s quick and fun lesson will cover how to say queen in Korean. Are you ready to get to it? Let’s go!

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‘Queen’ in Korean

The correct word for how to say queen in Korean is 여왕 (yeowang). If you have read our previous lesson for the word king in Korean, you may notice that these two words are quite similar to each other. Indeed, the word for how to say queen in Korean is the word for king (왕 | wang) combined with the marker for female (여 | yeo). The end result is 여왕 (yeowang)!

You may also use the words 왕비 (wangbi) and 왕후 (wanghu) when you wish to say queen. However, these are not as popular. In addition, many Koreans will understand you if you say the Konglish word(khwin). But keep in mind that using a Korean word is often better than a Konglish one.

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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 get a free PDF guide here and learn it in about 1 hour.

Sample Sentences

Woman in a red cape and crown riding a white horse

Standard:

노르웨이에서 왕과 여왕이 있어요? (noreuweieseo wangkwa yeowangi isseoyo?)

Does Norway have a king and a queen?

누군가 요새 할리우드에서 영화계의 여왕이 되고 있을까요? (nugunka yosae halliudeueseo yeonghwagyee yeowangi dwoego isseulkkayo?)

Who do you think is the queen of movies in Hollywood these days?

영국에서는 여왕은 대영제국을 다스리고 있어요. (yeongkukeseoneun yeowangeun daeyeongjegukeul daseurigo isseoyo.)

The kingdom of Great Britain is being ruled by the queen.

Informal:

그녀는 여왕이 되었어. (geunyeoneun yeowangi dwoeeosseo.)

She became a queen.

나는 어떻게 패션계의 여왕이 될 수 있을까? (naneun eotteokhe phaesyeongyee yeowangi dwoel su isseulkka?)

How could I become the queen of fashion?

그때 그 파티에서 여왕처럼 행세한 것을 기억해? (geuddae geu phathieseo yeowangcheoreom haensehan geoseul gieokhae?)

Do you remember acting like a queen that time at that party?

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