Ultimate list of Korean vocabulary related to driving 

 September 29, 2021

By  Smriti

Today we have brought to you the list of terms and words used while driving in Korean you may come across more often while your language learning journey.

Ultimate list of Korean vocabulary related to driving

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KOREAN TERM

ENGLISH TERM

1

핸들

Steering wheel

2

타이어

Tire

3

변속기/기어

Gear shifter

4

오토

Automatic gear shift

5

수동

Manual gear shift

6

액셀러레이터

Gas pedal, accelerator

7

브레이크

Brakes

8

클러치

Clutch

9

사이드 브레이크

Hand brake

10

백미러

Rear view mirror

11

사이드미러

Side mirror

12

번호판

License plate

13

안전벨트

Seat belt

14

조수석

Passenger seat

15

앞좌석

Front seat

16

뒷좌석

Back seat

17

계기판

Instrument panel

18

속도계

Speedometer

19

연료계

Fuel gauge

20

바퀴

Wheel

21

타이어

Tire

22

헤드라이트

Headlight

23

미등

Tail light

24

후진등

Reverse lights

25

브레이크등

Brake light

26

깜빡이

Blinker

27

와이퍼

Wiper

28

보닛

Hood, bonnet

29

선루프

Sun roof

30

에어백

Air bag

31

휠캡

Hubcap

32

방향 지시등

Turn signal

33

전조등

Headlights

34

똑바로/직/쭉/곧

Straight

35

왼쪽

Left

36

오른쪽

Right

37

좌회전

Left turn

38

좌회전 금지

No left turn

39

좌회전하다

To make a left turn

40

우회전

Night turn

41

우회전 금지

No right turn

42

우회전하다

To make a right turn

43

안전벨트를 매다

To fasten a seat-belt

44

시동걸다

To start a car

45

속도를 높이다

To speed up

46

속도를 늦추다

To slow down

47

후진하다

To move backward

48

주유하다/기름을 넣다

To fill up the gas

49

세차하다

To wash a car

50

속도위반 하다

Speeding

51

주차위반/ 불법주차

Illegal parking

52

신호위반

Traffic signal violation

53

불법유턴

Illegal U-turn

54

무단 횡단

Jaywalking

55

졸음운전

Doze off at the wheel

56

난폭운전

Reckless driving

57

음주 운전

Drunk driving

58

음주단속

Checkpoint for drunk drivers, sobriety checkpoint

59

면허정지

License suspend

60

면허취소

Revocation of a license

61

지하도

Underpass

62

 육교

Pedestrian overpass

63

Road, street

64

고속도로

Expressway

65

사거리

Four way intersection

66

오거리

Five way intersection

67

사고

Accident

68

복잡하다

To be crowded, busy

69

길이 막히다

For the road to be congested

70

주차장

Parking lot, parking place

71

끼어들다

Cut someone off in traffic

72

교통

Traffic

73

교통체증

Traffic jam

74

지름길

Shortcut

75

신호등

Traffic light

76

정지 표지판

Stop sign

77

도로 표지판

Street sign

78

인도

Sidewalk

79

드라이브 하다

Go for a drive

80

빵꾸가 나다 /펑크가 나다

Have a flat tire

81

뺑소니 사고

Hit and run

82

초보 운전자

Inexperienced driver

83

차가 밀리다

Traffic jam

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