Ultimate list of body actions 

 August 27, 2021

By  Smriti

Following is the list of body actions in Korean and with their meanings in English.

Ultimate list of body movements

No.

English Expression

Korean Expression

1

Sweat 

땀을 흘리다

2

To sit

앉다

3

To relax

힘 빼다

4

To fall down / To faint

쓰러지다

5

 Hold breath

숨을 참다

6

To break a bone

뼈가 부러지다

7

To go numb

저리다

8

To pinch someone

꼬집다

9

 To shake from being cold or scared

떨다

10

Bleed

피가 나다 / 피를 흘리다

11

To shrug one's shoulders

어깨를 으쓱하다

12

To lean back

기대다 

13

To give a piggyback ride

어부바

14

To sprain

삐다

15

To tickle someone

간질이다

16

To hit someone / To strike someone

때리다

17

To sleep

잠을 자다

18

Shaving / To shave

면도하다

19

To stand

서다

20

Breathe

숨을 쉬다

21

Flex muscles

힘을 주다 / 근육을 풀다

22

Relax muscles

근육을 이완시키다

23

Squeeze with hands

짜다

24

Tense up

근육을 긴장하다

25

Stretch

스트레칭 하다 / 뻗다

26

Nod one’s head

고개를 끄덕이다

27

Shake head

고개를 흔들다 / 고개를 젓다

28

Plug your ears

귀를 막다

29

Pick one's ear

귀를 파다 / 귀를 후비다

30

To shed tears

눈물을 흘리다

31

Close your eyes

눈을 감다

32

Blink

눈을 깜박거리다

33

Open your eyes

눈을 뜨다

34

Speak

말하다

35

Brush/comb your hair

머리를 빗다

36

Bite

물다

37

Look

보다

38

To glare

노려보다

39

  Frown

얼굴을 찡그리다

40

Grin

씨익 웃다

41

Giggle

낄낄 웃다

42

Smile

미소짓다

43

Turn red

얼굴이 빨개지다

44

To squint

곁눈질하다 / 실눈 뜨기 / 실눈으로 보다

45

Yell

소리지르다

46

Whisper

속삭이다

47

Laugh

웃다

48

Smile

웃다 / 미소를 짓다

49

Stare

응시하다 / 빤히 보다

50

 Sneeze

재채기를 하다

51

Pick your nose

코를 파다

52

Blow your nose

코를 풀다

53

Kiss

키스하다 / 뽀뽀하다

54

To burp

트림하다

55

 Dilate one’s pupil

동공이 커지다 / 확장되다

56

Peel the skin off of one's lips

입술을 뜯다/껍질을 벗기다

57

Pluck hair/eyebrows

뽑다

58

To blow air

입으로 불다

59

To breathe through one's nose

코로 숨 쉬다

60

 To drool

침을 흘리다

61

To grind one's teeth

이를 갈다

62

To head butt

박치기를 하다 / 머리로 받다

63

To mumble

중얼거리다 / 구시렁거리다

64

To pop a pimple

여드름을/뾰루지를 짜다

65

To raise one's eye brows

눈썹을 추켜세우다 / 눈썹을 추켜올리다

66

 To roll one's eyes

눈을 굴리다

67

To rub one's eyes

눈을 비비다

68

To snore

코를 골다

69

To stutter when speaking

말을 더듬다

70

To suck on something

빨다

71

 To brush your teeth

이를 닦다/이빨을 닦다

72

To bend arm

굽히다

73

To choke something with hands

조르다

74

To chop with hands

내리치다

75

To clap

박수 치다

76

To cross one's arms

팔짱 끼다

77

To elbow someone or something

팔꿈치로 찌르다

78

To flick

손가락으로 튀기다

79

 To grab

붙잡다

80

To hold something

들다

81

To pick up something

줍다

82

 To poke

찌르다

83

To punch

주먹으로 치다/때리다

84

To rub one's hands together

비비다

85

To squeeze something

짜내다

86

to unbutton a shirt

풀다

87

To spank someone

엉덩이를 때리다

88

 To pull

당기다

89

To push

밀다

90

To shake hands

악수하다

91

Scratch

할퀴다/긁다

92

Take off clothes

벗다

93

To put on clothes

입다

94

To wipe

닦다

95

To crack one's knuckles

손가락을 꺾다

96

To wave your hand

손 흔들다

97

Hold out one's hand

손을 내밀다

98

Spread legs

다리를 벌리다

99

Slip

미끄러지다

100

Bend over

몸을 굽히다 / 몸을 숙이다

101

To carry someone on your shoulder

들쳐업다

102

 To carry someone in your arms

안아서 들다

103

To kneel down

무릎을 꿇다

104

To jump

뛰다 / 점프하다

105

To kick

차다

106

 To run

달리다 / 달려가다 / 뛰다 / 뛰어가다

107

To walk

걷다

108

To tippy toe

까치발 / 까치발로 걷다

109

Cross legs

다리를 꼬다

110

To squat

쪼그려 앉다

111

To sit Indian style

책상다리하다 / 양반다리하다 / 책상다리로 앉다

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