Youtube in Korean – Learning the language through videos

Last Updated on January 20, 2022 by 90 Day Korean
Youtube in Korean

YouTube truly has something for everyone. That means you can utilize Youtube in Korean studies too. There are plenty of Korean learners who actually learned through videos on this site!

There are thousands of videos to watch on YouTube. There are free workout and wellness videos for those interested in exercising and living a healthy lifestyle, music videos from your favorite musicians, and even movies for rent. There are videos of cute animals and vlogs from daily lives to make up routines. And now this website can even be a tool for language learning!

Youtube in Korean

How to say “YouTube” in Korean

The Korean word for YouTube is 유튜브 (yutyubeu). So basically, the way to say it is the same as everywhere else in the world, just with Korean-style pronunciation. Below are some more words and phrases related to YouTube that may interest you!

KoreanEnglish
비디오 (bidio)Video
동영상 (dongyeongsang)Video
채널 (chaeneol)Channel
인플루언서 (inpeullueonseo)Influencer
콘텐츠 제작자 (kontencheu jejakja)Content creator
브이로그 (beuilogeu)Vlog
유튜버 (yutyubeo)YouTuber
광고 (gwanggo)Ad
캡션 (kaepsyeon)Captions
자막 (jamak)Subtitles
낚시성 (nakksiseong)Clickbait
콜랍 (kollap)Collab
유급 후원금 (yugeup huwongeum)Paid sponsorship
공동체 (gongdongche)Community
유행화 (yuhaenghwa)Trending
섬네일 (seomneil)Thumbnail
언박싱 (eonbaksing)Unboxing
논평 (nonpyeong)Review (of movies, books, etc.)
리뷰Review
먹방 (meokbang)Mukbang
바이러스성 (baireoseuseong)Viral
KoreanEnglish
난 유튜브를 보고 있어요.
(nan yutyubeureul bogo isseoyo.)
I am watching YouTube.
제일 좋아하는 유튜브채널은 뭐예요?
(jeil joahaneun yutyubeuchaeneoreun mwoyeyo?)
What is your favorite YouTube channel?
고양이동영상을 보기하는 것을 좋아해요.
(goyangidongyeongsangeul bogihaneun geoseul joahaeyo.)
I like to watch cat videos.

How can you use YouTube to learn Korean?

If you’re new to learning Korean with videos, here are some helpful tips for you.

How can you use YouTube to learn Korean

Don’t forget to subscribe

Whichever Youtuber you want to follow, you’ll want to subscribe and also bookmark them to find them easier each time you log on. In addition, don’t forget to save your favorite video or ones that feel especially difficult to remember, onto a playlist, so that you can keep returning to them quickly over time.

Focus on Korean-learning videos

Do not click on anything unrelated to the Korean language when you are in the middle of learning! It’s easy to get sidetracked and then forget what you were even doing. Although procrastinating is fun, utilizing these for your Korean learning journey can be a blast, as well!

K-dramas and K-pop can help you learn too

Remember that not all the Korean learning videos people watch on this website have to directly teach you a specific grammar pattern or a list of words. They may also be Korean songs or clips of dramas, and you can even rent Korean movies like Train to Busan directly on this site. Or, you can even watch the very trendy Korean mukbang (먹방, meokbang) videos to aid your Korean learning in an entertaining way.

Make use of the captions

Take advantage of the closed captioning option on the videos, as well. It still hasn’t been developed to a level that wouldn’t leave you scratching your head at points, but it can still be advantageous. Of course, you only need these if there already aren’t captions provided by the YouTubers themselves. The site also offers the possibility to slow down the video speed, and playing with it may be helpful in listening to and understanding different Korean phrases.

Check the comment section

The comment section may prove to be helpful to you, too! Reading comments from other subscribers may give you a better understanding of the topic, and writing your comment in Korean can be a fun, practical practice in the Korean language. And, who knows, you may even find a friend to continue practicing Korean with!

Youtube channels for learning Korean

You can use this platform to learn different things and the Korean language is one of them! Here are some channels that can help you.

90 Day Korean Youtube channel

Our very own 90DayKorean channel is filled with interesting and important information on vocabulary and grammar patterns, taught to you in a detailed but quick fashion. Different topics and sections are presented as short clips, which will help you know things like how to say Korean words, helpful phrases, asking for someone’s name, and more about Korea and its language.

90 Day Korean Youtube channel

Other Korean learning channels on Youtube

In addition to the 90 Day Korean channel, here are more great resources for Korean learning on this platform including the following:

What is YouTube industry like in South Korea?

The industry of making videos for YouTube is thriving in South Korea today. Although mukbangs are perhaps the best type of videos in Korea for gaining millions of viewers, fans, and subscribers, there are numerous different creators and styles of content out there.

As we briefly touched upon above, this industry is fruitful for Korean creators at the moment. Research states that famous YouTubers in South Korea make on average three times more per month in salary than the average salary in the country is. Thanks to brand sponsorship programs, especially for paid product placements in videos. It is a new line of work for people in Korea and wasn’t even considered a taxable income until September 2019.

Whether you want to support your Korean language learning or simply want to enjoy some clips for fun, following some popular and creative Korean channels will be the best of both worlds. Below we’ve listed a number of YouTubers popular in Korea right now.

Boram Tube Vlog – a vlog featuring small clips of a cute little girl’s everyday life

DONA – a mukbang channel

JFlaMusic – known for her covers of popular songs, both in English and in Korean

Jane ASMR – not a whole lot of talking happens here, but it may be interesting if you want to experience more of ASMR

With Kids – concentrates around a kid building toys together with his dad

SeoeunStory – a kid taking the lead doing a bunch of different things, this time together with her mother

PONY Syndrome – an internationally famous beauty influencer

Hamzy – perhaps one of the most popular mukbang channels

Waveya 2011 – a channel full of stylish dance videos by a dance team of two sisters

Kittisaurus – if you want to enjoy plenty of cute cats clips, then this is a great one

Wassup Man – offers various videos, from daily vlogs to specific activities, and is perhaps one of the best YouTubers on this list that people watch when it comes to practicing Korean listening skills simultaneously

Which types of Korea-related videos do you like to watch on YouTube, if any? What is your favorite channel to follow, and were the ones on our list already familiar to you? Do you also have subscribers and viewers? I hope watching some videos on YouTube will also help you learn some more Korean – let us know in the comments if that is the case!

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