Vocabulary list for Driving – In Korean 

 January 8, 2022

By  Smriti

Today we'll be looking at different terms related to driving in Korean.

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No.

English Term

Korean Term

Romanisation

1

An underpass

지하도

Ji-ha-do

2

Pedestrian overpass

육교

Yuk-hyo

3

Road, street

Gil

4

An expressway

고속도로

Go-sok-do-ro

5

4 way intersection

사거리

Sa-go-ri

6

5 way intersection

오거리

O-go-ri

7

Traffic jam

차가 밀리다

Cha-ga mil-rida

8

To be crowded, busy

복잡하다

Bok-jjap-hada

9

For the road to be congested

길이 막히다

Gil-I mak-hida

10

Parking lot, parking place

주차장

Ju-cha-jang

11

Cut someone off in traffic

끼어들다

Kki-eo-deul-da

12

Traffic

교통

Gyo-tong

13

Traffic jam

교통체증

Gyo-tong- che-jeung

14

Traffic light

신호등

Sin-ho-deung

15

Stop sign

정지 표지판

Jong-ji pyo-ji-pan

16

Street sign

도로 표지판

Doro pyo-ji-pan

17

Sidewalk

인도

Indo

18

Shortcut

지름길

Ji-reum-gil

19

Go for a drive, go for a cruise

드라이브 하다

Deu-rai-beu hada

20

Have a flat tire

빵꾸가 나다 / 펑크가 나다

Ppang-kku-ga na-da / peong-keu-ga na-da

21

An accident

사고

Sago

22

To be in an accident

사고 나다

Sago nada

23

Hit and run

뺑소니 사고

Ppaeng-soni sago

24

An inexperienced driver

초보 운전자

Chobo un-jon-ja

25

To fasten a seatbelt

안전벨트를 매다

An-jon-belteu-reul mae-da

26

To start a car

시동걸다

Si-dong-geol-da

27

To speed up

속도를 높이다

Sok-do-reul nop-ida

28

To slow down

속도를 늦추다

Sok-do-reul neut-chuda

29

To move backward

후진하다

Hu-jin-hada

30

To fill up the gas

주유하다/기름을 넣다

Juyuhada / gi-reum-eul noh-ta

31

To wash a car

세차하다

Se-cha-ha-da

32

Speeding

속도위반 하다

Sok-do-wi-ban ha-da

33

Slang for getting a ticket

딱지 때이다

Ttak-ji ttae-ida

34

Illegal parking

주차위반 / 불법주차

Ju-cha-wi-ban / bul-beop-jucha

35

Traffic signal violation

신호위반

Sin-ho-wi-ban

36

Illegal U-turn

불법유턴

Bul-beom-yu-ton

37

Jaywalking

무단 횡단

Mu-dan hweng-dan

38

Doze off at the wheel

졸음운전

Jor-eum-unjon

39

Reckless driving

난폭운전

Nan-pok-un-jon

40

Drunk driving

음주운전

Eum-ju un-jon

41

Checkpoint for drunk drivers

음주단속

Eum-ju-dan-sok

42

Have a license suspended

면허정지

Myeon-heo-jong-ji

43

Revocation of a license

면허취소

Meyon-heo-chwi-so

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