Ultimate list of Korean Prepositions 

 August 18, 2021

By  Smriti

Korean is a different language than English with lots of pre and post prepositions and most of the words of English do not directly translate to its meaning in Korean.

Try understanding the nuances of the Korean preposition based on the context of the Korean sentences rather than directly translating it to English since in most cases in Korean language uses 'post-position'.

Korean prepositions

Today we are looking at the list of Korean prepositions :-

No.

 Korean Prepositions

English Meaning

1

~에 대한/~에 관한

About

2

~보다 위에/~보다 많은

Above

3

건너서/가로질러

Across

4

뒤에/후에

After

5

~반대하여/대조적으로 

Against

6

~가운데/사이에 

Against

7

주위에

Around

8

~처럼/~로써

As

9

~으로/~에

At

10

전에/앞에

Before

11

뒤에/뒤떨어져

Behind

12

~보다 아래에

Below

13

아래에/밑에

Beneath

14

옆에

Beside

15

사이에 

Between

16

저편에/너머

Beyond

17

그러나/하지만

But

18

~로써/에 의해

By

19

에도 불구하고

Despite

20

아래로

Down

21

동안

During

22

제외하고

Except

23

를 위해/~의

For

24

부터

From

25

~에/~에서 

In

26

안/내부에

Inside

27

~으로

Into

28

에서 가까이/약 

Near

29

다음

Next

30

~의 

Of

31

(위)에

On

32

맞은편에

Opposite

33

바깥쪽에/~에서 멀리

Out

34

겉에/외부에

Outside

35

위에

Over

36

각/~에 대하여/~당

Per

37

더하기/또한

Plus

38

~을 돌아/~을 빙 돌아

Round

39

이후/이래

Since

40

보다

Than

41

를 통해

Through

42

~까지

Till

43

To

44

향하여

Toward

45

아래에

Under

46

~와 다른/~와 달리

Unlike

47

까지 

Until

48

위로/위쪽으로

Up

49

경우하여/통해

Via

50

~와 함께/~로

With

51

이내에/안에

Within

52

없이

Without

53

두 단어

Two words

54

~에 따라

According to

55

~때문에

Because of

56

아주 가까이에서

Close to

57

~때문에

Due to

58

~을 제외하고/~이 없으면

Except for

59

~멀리/~와 거리가 먼

Far from

60

~안에/~내부에

Inside of

61

~대신

Instead of

62

~에 가까운/거의~한

Near to

63

바로옆에/다음에

Next to

64

~바깥쪽에/~의 밖에

Outside of

65

~에 앞서/먼저 

Prior to

66

세 단어

Three words

67

~까지

As far as

68

마찬가지로/게다가

As well as

69

~일 뿐 아니라

In addition to

70

~의 앞쪽에(앞에)

In front of

71

...에도 불구하고

In spite of

72

~대신(대표)하여 

On behalf of

73

~위에 

On top of

Related Korean grammar posts :
A/V/N ~을/ㄹ지 모르겠다

A/V + 기는 하지만

A-아/어하다

(으)ㄴ/는/인 데다가

Verb + 기 전에 and Noun + 전에


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