Korean words related to human characteristics and personality 

 September 9, 2021

By  Smriti

Following is the list of Korean words related to human characteristics and personality with their meanings in English.

Korean words related to human characteristics and personality

No.

English word

Korean word

1

Intelligent

지적이다 / 똑똑하다

2

To be smart

머리 좋다

3

Creative

창의적인 / 독창적인 / 창조적인

4

Genius

천재

5

Bright

총명하다

6

Skilled

능숙하다

7

Stupid

바보

8

Fool, idiot

멍청이

9

Ignorant

무식한

10

Jerk

얼간이

11

Uneducated

교육 못 받은

12

To be stupid

머리 나쁘다

13

Simple-minded

어리석은 / 머리가 둔한

14

Dull

따분한

15

No sense / slow-witted

눈치가 없는

16

Slow/ dumb-witted

느림보

17

  Optimistic

낙천적이다

18

  Pessimistic

비관적이다

19

Easygoing

태평스럽다

20

  To be sensitive

예민하다

21

To be honest

정직하다

22

To be trustworthy

믿음직하다

23

To be kind

착하다 / 친절하다

24

Someone who is not good around strangers

사교성이 없는 사람

25

Social

사회적인

26

 Argumentative

따지기 좋아하는

27

Cruel

잔인한

28

Sadistic

가학적인

29

Conniving

음해하는

30

Easy-going

느긋한 / 원만한

31

 Polite

예의바른 / 현명한

32

Rude, impolite

멍청한 / 어리석은

33

 Corrupt

부패한 / 타락한

34

 Courteous

공손한 / 정중한

35

Trustworthy

신뢰할 수 있는

36

Reliable

믿을 수 있는

37

Sincere

진실된 / 진심의

38

Jealous, envious

질투하는

39

Rude

싸가지 없다

40

To be timid

소심하다

41

Aggressive

공격적인

42

Generous

너그러운 / 넉넉한

43

Greedy

탐욕스러운 / 욕심이 많은

44

Stingy

째째한 / 인색한

45

Friendly

친근한

46

Unfriendly

친하지 않은

47

Nosy

참견하기 좋아하는 / 꼬치꼬치 캐묻는

48

To be hardworking

성실하다

49

Educated

교양 있다

50

Ambitious

야심적이다

51

Not picky, easy going

털털하다

52

Lazy

게으르다

53

Mean

못됐다

54

Selfish

이기적이다

55

Stingy

인색하다

56

Slang for stingy

째째하다/ 짜다 / 쪼잔하다

57

Someone who doesn't express their feelings

무뚝뚝하다

58

Unique, special

특이하다

59

Stubborn

고집이 세다

60

Someone who is stubborn

고집쟁이

61

Pervert

변태

62

Frank, blunt

솔직하다 / 직설적이다

63

Hot-tempered

다혈질이다

64

To be insecure

불안하다

65

To be insecure

자격지심 있다

66

To be shy

수줍다

67

 To be shy

부끄럽다

68

Mood swings

감정기복

69

Temper

성질

70

Stubborn

고집쟁이

71

Coward

겁쟁이

72

Brat

개구쟁이

73

Weak

약한 / 허약한

74

Dishonest

부정직한

75

Unambitious

야심 없는

76

To be naive

숫되다

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