Ultimate list of Korean homonyms 

 August 14, 2021

By  Smriti

In Homonyms is called 동음 이의어 in Korean.

The dictionary meaning of the word homonym is :

Homonym

Today we are looking at some Korean homonyms which you can learn in a few minutes.

Following are the list :

  1. 배 - Pear = boat / stomach 

  2. 차 - Car / tea

  3. 말 - Horse / word / talk / speech

  4. 다리 - Leg / bridge 

  5. 김 - Seaweed / steam

  6. 열 - Native ten / fever

  7. 팔 - Arm / Sino-korean eight

  8. 연기 - Acting / smoking 

  9. 맞다 - To be right / to be hit

  10. 일 - Day / Sino-korean one

  11. 해 - Native sun / native year

  12. 선물 - Present / stock (finance)

  13. 점 - Mole / fortune telling

  14. 타다 - To ride / to burn

  15. 눈 - Snow / eye

  16. 지방 - Fat / countryside

  17. 사과 - Apple / apology

  18. 풀 - Glue / grass

  19. 개 - Dog / counter used for things

  20. 직장 - Work, workplace / Rectum

  21. 자리 - Seat / Space, room (for something)

  22. 인분 - Serving (used as a counter) /  Feces

  23. 이상 - Weird, strange, a disorder / More than, (number) or more

  24. 의사 -  Doctor / Intention, intent

  25. 운동 - To exercise / campaign

  26. 쓰다 - To write / To use / To be bitter / To wear (a hat, glasses )

  27. 싸다 - To be cheap / To wrap, pack up or package

  28. 실수 - Mistake, error / Real number (mathematics)

  29. 빠지다 - To fall out / To be addicted to, to be engrossed in

  30. 미치다 - To be crazy / Reach, extend over / To be a match for, to be equal

  31. 묻다 - To ask / To bite

  32. 맞다 - To be right, to be correct / To be hit, to be beaten

  33. 마르다 - To become dry / To lose weight, to become thin

  34. 들다-  Carry, hold, pick up / Enter, walk into, go into, step into / Sharp / Honorific word for eat or drink

  35. 대기 - Atmosphere / Stand by, be on standby

  36. 기타- Guitar / A word to a similar expression to: 'the rest', 'the others', 'and so forth', 'and whatnot', 'and other things'

  37. 구하다 - To save, to rescue / To look for, to seek

  38. 걸리다 - To be hung / To take time

  39. 걸다 - To hang /To bet

Next time you'll come across these words you'll be able to understand the context more properly.

See also : Nature words vocabulary list in Korean

Ultimate list of fruits in Korean

List of Korean Adverbs


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