Ultimate vocabulary list related to time in Korean 

 September 21, 2021

By  Smriti

This blog will be helpful for those who are studying Korean language and want to improve their vocabulary skills.

Today we're looking at words related to the different time and duration of the year, month and days how to write it in Korean.

KOREAN TERM

ENGLISH TERM

세기

Century

수세기

Several centuries

이십일세기

21st century

수년

Several years

수년 전

Some years ago

수십년

Several decades

수십년 간 동안

For several decades, for scores of years

수십년 전

Scores of years ago

갑자

60 years

삼천갑자

Literally, 180,000 years. It used to mean a very long time.

Chinese Year ( Count years using Sino-Korean numbers: 일, 이,삼, 사, before 년 )

Korean Year ( Count years using Native Korean numbers: 한, 두, 세, 네 before 해.)

작년 / 지난해

Last year

재작년

Two years ago, the year before last

올해 / 금년

This year

내년 / 다음해/이듬해

Next year

내후년

Two years from now

연간

Yearly, one year's time

연초

Beginning of the year

분기

Quarter of year

연말

End of the year

새해

New year

그해

That year

다년

Multiple years

매년 / 해마다

Every year, annually

연말

The end of the year

수백년

Hundreds

수백년 간(동안)

For hundreds, for centuries

수백년 전

Hundreds of years ago

Month (Native Korean word)

Month

지난달

Last month

이번달 / 이달

This month

다음달 / 내달

Next month

매달

Every month

초순

First day 10 days of the month

중순

The middle ten days of a month

하순

The last ten days of a month

Week

주말

Weekend

평일

Weekday

요일

Day of the week

지난주

Last week

지지난주

The week before last

이번주

This week

다음주

Next week

다다음주

Week after next week

매주

Every week

엊그제

A couple days ago

그저께

Day before yesterday

어제

Yesterday

오늘

Today

내일

Tomorrow

모레 / 내일 모레

The day after tomorrow

하루 종일

All day long

매일 / 날마다

Everyday

며칠

A few days

나절, 한나절

Half the daylight hours (usually about 6 hours)

반나절

Quarter the daylight hours (usually about 3 hours)

Day

Day (Native Korean word)

오전

Morning (AM)

오후

Afternoon (PM)

아침

Morning

정오

Noon

Day

저녁

Evening

Night

자정

Midnight

새벽

Dawn

지금

Right now

이제

Now

이따가 / 이따

Later (shorter time period)

나중에

Later (longer time period)

당시

At the time of

날짜

Date

Hour

Minute

Second

시간

Time

Moment

~부터

From

~까지, ~껏

Until

~동안, ~간, ~중(에)

During, duration of, middle of

~후(에)

After

~전(에)

Before

시대

A period in time

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