Korean grammar terms

When I just can’t find good explanations of more advanced (?) Korean grammar points in English, I resort to searching for explanations in Korean.  I’ve also started to use the 국어 사전 more these days to look up words I don’t know (and to learn new words while I’m at it!)  Anyway, I’ve begun compiling a list of Korean grammatical terms that’ll hopefully make it easier to understand dictionary entries and grammar explanations in Korean.  I’ll probably add more to this list in the future but here’s what I have so far.

Edit:  I decided to make a separate page for this topic.


  1. Jeanne says:

    This is good to know! I had only figured out a few of these from using dictionaries. Also, I’ve encountered:
    예문 = example sentence
    …의 높임말 = honorific word for …


    1. Archana says:

      Oh yeah, I knew those already but it’ll be good to add it to the list. Thanks!


  2. alodia says:

    You might also want to add:
    불규칙 – irregular (ie: 불규칙 동사)
    발음 – pronunciation



    1. Archana says:



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