50 Important Korean Synonyms for Intermediate & Advanced level Learners 

 July 29, 2021

By  TOPIK GUIDE Team

These are 50 very important Korean synonyms that every intermediate or advanced level Korean language learner should know. The use of these synonyms will make your Korean writing or speaking much richer and natural like native Koreans.

50 Korean Synonyms for Intermediate and Advanced Korean language learners

Also check these useful Korean vocabulary resources:

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Vocab Meaning
단어 낱말 Word
가치, 가격 Value,Worth
걱정 근심 Worry, anxiety
야채 채소 Vegetables, Veggie
달리다 뛰다 Run, Dash
동네 마을 Village,Town
목적 목표 Goal,aim,target
단점 결점 Weakness, fault
외출 나들이 outing,excursion
환자 병자 patient,sufferer
소망 소원 Wish,hope
친절 다정 Warm-hearted, kind
난처 곤란 Difficult,tough,awkward
주의 주변 surrounding, vicinity, periphery
함께 같이 together,along with
아버지 아빠-부친 Father, dad
어머니 엄마-모친 Mother, Mom
사람 인간 Humankind, man, person
상상 생각
Imagination,dream,thought,idea
책방 서점 bookstore,bookshop
꼬리 꽁지 tail
짐승 동물 animal
고생 고난 hardship,trouble,suffering
국가 나라 nation,country,state
기준 표준 standard,criteria,norm
흔히 보통 commonly
언제나 always,all the time, usually
노고 수고 hard work,trouble,effort
노력 진력 try,make an effort
다짐 결심
determination,promise,decision
당부 부탁 request,ask
도달 도착 arrival,reach
독립 자립 independence,self-reliance
의미 meaning,sense
먼저 우선 first,above all
모집 수집 recruit,collection,gather
무사 무고 false accusation,false charge
바다 해양 the ocean, the sea
방비 수비 defense,safeguard
식구 / 가구 세대 / 가족 Family
가깝다 가직하다 Near
가꾸다 재배하다 Grow, Raise
가냘프다 가늘다 Faint, Feeble
끝없다 무궁하다 Endless, Eternal
낡다 해지다, 닳다 wear
남다 잔존하다 Be left, Remain
늦다 느지막하다 Late
다다르다 도착하다 Reach, arrive
다투다 싸우다 Fight, Battle
단순하다 형 – 단조롭다 Simple, Dumb

TOPIK GUIDE Team


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We are a team of passionate researchers from Seoul National University specializing in Korean language and linguistics. We are committed to helping international students prepare for the TOPIK test. You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or YouTube

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