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A thing or an object
하다
To do
있다
To be
way,method
하다
To do
Me
없다
Do not exist, absent
않다
To not be, to not do
사람
Person
우리
we,our
He
아니다
To not be
보다
To try
That thing
보다
To see
같다
To be similar
주다
To give, to do for a person
대하다
Face, confront
가다
To go
Year
One, a single
words,speaking
Work
A person, a man/woman
말하다
Speak
위하다
To do for the sake of
그러나
However or but still
오다
To come
알다
To know
~ Mr.
그렇다
That is right or yes.
크다
To be big, large
One day
사회
culture,society
많다
many,much
~ not ~ + VERB
좋다
To be good
More
받다
Receive
그것
That thing
House
나오다
Come out
그리고
And or and then
문제
question,problem
그런
Such a
살다
To live
That
못하다
Be impossible
생각하다
To think
모르다
To not know
The inside
만들다
To make
Place, point, instance
In front of, before
경우
A case or an instance
The center, the middle
어떤
What kind of, what sort of
Well
그녀
She
먹다
Eat, chow down on
자신
one's own self, one\'s own body
문화
culture
A unit of south korean money, KRW
생각
Thought
어떻다
how,what.. do you think of
Person counter
통하다
Run, lead; flow; go through
그러다
and so, and then, well
그러다
and so, and then, well
소리
A sound,noise
다시
Again
다른
Different
이런
Such, like this
여자
woman,female
Unit or piece
정도
grade,degree
All, everything
A little
싶다
want,hope
보이다
see,catch sight of
가지다
To have or take or hold
함께
Together, with
아이
Child
지나다
pass,elapse,go on
많이
A lot
시간
Time
You
인간
A person, a human being
사실
The truth, a fact
나다
To be born
이렇다
Like this
어머니
Mom
Eyes
Huh? (2) something
Store
의하다
To be due to, owing to
시대
An age,period
다음
Next
이러하다
Be this way, be like follows
누구
Who
Place
여러
many,various
Inside
하나
One
세계
World
버리다
(following a verb) the verb\'s action is over, perhaps in a sad way
The upper part, above
운동
Motion, movement
퍼센트
Percent
학교
School
자기
Oneself, number one, numerouno, self
가장
Most
대통령
The president
가지
One of the kind or a sort
시작하다
To start,begin
바로
Right, correctly
어느
Some, a certain
그래서
And so accordingly
무엇
That thing,whatever
정부
Government
모든
Every one
Number, how many times
그거
That thing
Money
국가
A state or a nation
그런데
But or however
Day
취미
A hobby
모두
Everybody
여성
Female
친구
A friend
마음
Heart
After
놓다
Put, place
관계
Connection or relation
아버지
Father
남자
Boy
어디
Where?
body,physique
얼굴
Face
Why?
나타나다
Come out, appear
지역
An area, region
다르다
Be different
모습
shape,body
Water
만나다
Meet
내다
produce something
보이다
show,let see
쓰다
To write
이것
This thing
없이
Without
이번
This time
Road
생활
lifestyle,livelihood
쓰다
Take (medicine)
only,alone,merely
사이
space between 2 points; the relationship between 2 people
방법
Way, method
새롭다
To be new,novel
내다
to see through, to make it through sth
앉다
To sit down
처음
First
The hand
A few
그때
Then or at that time
과정
Process or course
Life
갖다
To hold
찾다
seek,look for
특히
Especially
Time
이상
More than, above
지금
Now
나가다
To go out
이야기
Conversation, talk
교육
Education
사다
To buy, purchase
경제
Economy
아직
Still, yet
잡다
seize,catch
같이
Together
선생님
Teacher
예술
Art, an art
서다
To stand
Cannot
역사
History
읽다
To read
결과
Result
내용
Contents
물론
Of course
A book
일어나다
To rise, get up
당신
Formal you
시장
market,fair
넣다
Put in, set in
중요하다
To be important,weighty
무슨
What, what kind of
느끼다
To feel
어렵다
To be hard, difficult
Power
너무
Too much
나라
A country
부르다
To call
의미
A meaning, a sense
자리
seat,spot
밝히다
To light up
죽다
die,pass away
이미
Already
Way, direction
정치
Politics
국민
The people or a nationality
생명
Life
얘기
Story
학생
Student
연구
Research
엄마
Mamma
이름
Name
하나
One
내리다
Descend
사건
An event,incident
As well as
쉽다
To be easy
짓다
To make, build ; to form a line (a group)
이유
Reason
필요하다
To need
words, a verse
생기다
arise,occur,happen
사용하다
To use
남편
Husband
The outside
세상
The world,society
작다
Small
타다
Ride (bus)
대학
University
작품
A work of art
상황
State of things
가운데
In the middle
보내다
Send
namely,that is to say
상태
condition,state
이후
After that
당시
At that time
문학
Literature
더욱
More and more
아주
Extremely
지방
A locality, district
Night
높다
High
최근
Recently
As it is, no change
현실
Actuality, reality
환경
Environment
컴퓨터
Computer
먼저
First
다니다
Go to and from a aplace
얼마나
How many, how much
자체
one's own body
열다
Open
머리
Head
묻다
to Ask
남다
Remain, be left over
부분
part,portion
기업
An enterprise or business
변화
Change, transformation
아들
son,baby
Oh dear
선거
An election
관하다
Refer to or be about
Minutes
그냥
Just because or in that condition
나누다
To divide
이용하다
To use, make use of
거의
Almost or nearly
Soon
중심
The nucleus, the focus, the heart
활동
Activity
오늘
Today
서로
mutually,one another
관심
Concern or interest
역시
As expected, likewise
이거
This thing
A baby, or a slightly derogative word for person
광고
Advertisement
나다
To come out, grow, spring up
A room
정신
mind,spirit
이르다
To reach, arrive, get at
이루다
Accomplish, complete
아침
Morning
웃다
To laugh, smile
현상
The present situation, state
기술
Art or technique or ability
전체
The whole, the entire section
그래
So or yes or that's right
얻다
Get, obtain
아름답다
To be beautiful
The end
민족
race,nation,people
The interval between
조사
investigation,inquiry
To be like something
Mouth
Huh? (2) something
그대로
Like that
영화
A movie
필요
Need, requirement,necessity
way,method
하늘
The sky
년대
Year
과학
Science
자연
Nature
정말
Really
구조
Construction or structure
결국
After all or in the end
Rice, a meal
입다
To wear
오히려
Rather,preferably
프로그램
Program
Yes
이루어지다
Get accomplished, achieved
Others, other people
하루
A day
그림
A picture
The time,the occasion,when
one's status, one's lot
마시다
To drink
치다
to attack, assault
혼자
Alone
나가다
To advance, proceed, go forward
이제
Now
교수
Teaching or instruction
Alcohol
사랑
Love
전화
Telephone
끝나다
To draw to a close or to end
맞다
Be right, correct; to match, be fitting for
아빠
Dad
걸리다
To be hung up or suspended
지키다
Protect, maintain
한번
Once
커피
Coffee
가슴
Chest
길다
To be long
바라보다
Look at, watch ; to look forward to, hope for
알아보다
To investigate, examine, search
Flavor
대부분
Most
산업
Industry
매우
Very
오르다
Go up, climb, ascend
음식
Food
표정
Facial expression, look
For sure
일부
A part, a portion
요즘
Recently, nowadays
계획
A plan or a project
느낌
Touch, feel
얼마
How many, how much
고개
The nape of the neck
성격
Personality ; character, nature
계속
Continuously
세기
Century
세우다
Stand up, erect
아내
Wife
가족
Family
현재
The present time, now, at present
Three
발전
Development
A vehicle, train/auto car
놀다
Play, amuse oneself
향하다
To face, look out on
관련
Relation or connection or reference
형태
Form, shape
Each or every
도시
City
작업
Work
분위기
atmosphere,surroundings
그러하다
To be so or right
나이
Age
우선
First of all, before everything
믿다
Believe
바꾸다
change,exchange
낳다
To give birth
A thing, what
정보
information,intelligence
열리다
Open, be opened, be unlocked
좋아하다
To like, be fond of
그리다
Picture or draw a picture
만큼
Of that amount
배우다
To learn
Poetry, lines of verse
역할
A part, a role
Next to
행동
Action, behavior
Oh, well, why
국내
Inside the country
비하다
Compare to
기관
An engine or a machine
입장
A position, situation
만하다
Be of the extent of
Example
아래
The bottom, the lower part
방식
A form, method, process
영향
Influence, consequences
그럼
Certainly or of course.
나서다
Come out, come forth
흐르다
Flow, stream
Uh, well, ...
깊다
Deep
A boat (boating)
Inside
모양
A shape, form
A mountain
New
하지만
But, nevertheless
조건
condition,stipulation
Door
Flower
단계
A step, phase
올리다
Raise, lift up
그동안
During that time
교사
Instructor
갑자기
Suddenly
넘다
Cross or go across
지니다
Carry with, hold, possess
바람
Wind
잘하다
To do well
마을
Town
어리다
To be very young, juvenile
대표
Representative
가능성
Possibility
방향
Direction
대회
A great meeting
목소리
Voice
노래
Song
바다
Sea
힘들다
To be hard, difficult
공부
Study
움직이다
To move, stir
의원
A member
노력
Effort
전혀
entirely,utterly,completely
언니
Older sister
단체
A corps, a group
One part
알려지다
To become known
가능하다
To be possible
능력
Ability, capability, how much and how well
주장하다
To assert,maintain
자식
one's children
Fire
주민
inhabitants,dwellers
모으다
gather,get together
자료
materials,data
존재
Existence
학년
A school year
신문
A newspaper
가지다
Entertain or hold or have
이해하다
To understand
제품
Manufactured goods
분야
Field
선생
Teacher
사업
Business
행위
An act, deed, behavior
수준
Level
지난해
Last year
표현
Verbal expression, representation, manifestation
기분
Mood
Era, period
젊다
To be young,youthful
Clothes
기능
Function or functionality
순간
A moment,a second
전쟁
War
Before
A Dream
할머니
Grandmother
회의
A meeting, a conference
방송
Broadcast
이야기하다
To talk
나무
Tree
자다
To sleep
연극
drama,a play
마찬가지
The same
걷다
To walk
노동
Labor, work
이때
At this time, moment
과거
The past
가치
Price
시간
a Length of time (한시간 동안)
집단
A group, a collective body
현대
The present age, times
살펴보다
Watch closely
장관
A government cabinet minister
차이
difference,disparity
풀다
Untie, loosen ; to melt into
시절
season,time,occasion
물건
A thing
직접
Directly
개인
Private or individual
근데
But or however
Foot
작가
writer,author
효과
Effect, effectiveness
불교
Buddhism
끌다
Pull
대로
Like, according to
빨리
Quickly
시작되다
To begin,start
말다
Cease
설명하다
To explain
우주
The universe
시기
An opportunity,chance
마치
As though, as if
Years old
생산
1) production 2)birth
바라다
Wish, hope
강하다
To be strong or powerful
경험
Experience or undergo or suffer
음악
Music
최고
The best
나타내다
Show, display
아프다
To hurt
적다
To be small, few in number
Rain
고향
Hometown
놀라다
Be surprised
다양하다
To be various, diverse
울다
To cry, weep
농민
A farmer
은행
A bank
지내다
To pass, spend time
결혼
Marriage
A law, the law
소설
A novel, fiction story
Yes, certainly, right
오후
The afternoon
질서
Order, system
담다
Put in a bottle
모이다
Meet, assemble
시민
Residents of a city
회장
Chariman, the president
빠르다
Be fast, quick
스스로
On its own, of its own free will
아기
baby,infant
아저씨
Sir, calling an unknown male
옛날
Ancient times, antiquity
이날
Today, this day
제대로
As properly is suitable
The moon
던지다
To throw
really,truly
공간
Space or room
이곳
This place, here
마지막
Last, final
벌이다
(1) to plan to start a job/project (2) to play a table game
병원
Hospital
자세
Position, posture
강조하다
Place empasis upon
경찰
The police
맡다
Take charge of
저녁
Evening
한편
One side, one way
그러면
If so or if that is the case
기자
A journalist
넓다
Broad
시험
A test
Sleep
주로
principally,mainly
훨씬
By far, very much so
Side
통일
Unification
건강
Health
가깝다
Close
건물
Building
시설
establishment,institution
외국
A foreign country
The bottom
어른
A man, an adult
주변
A circumference
대신
Instead of
원인
A cause,a factor
팔다
To sell
차례
(1) order,precedence (2) one time, one round
An army
열심히
Enthusiastically,with zeal
일하다
To work, labor
재산
property,fortune, assets, possessions
Team
부모
Parents
약간
Somewhat
언어
language,speech
요구하다
To demand,claim,request
올라가다
To go up, ascend
First
감독
The director
그날
That day or that same day
사실
Actually, really
자주
Always, constantly
당하다
Have, encounter
삼다
Make a thing of
About, approximately
기간
A period or a time or
담배
Tobacco
일으키다
Riase, get up; start, commence
일단
Temporarily
할아버지
Grandfather
조직
Organization (composition, structure)
태어나다
To be born, see the light of day
공장
Construction site
벌써
Already
즐기다
Enjoy oneself,take pleasure,delight
since,from
환자
A patient
변하다
Change
사고
An accident
그래도
All the same
아무리
However much
맞추다
Adjust, adapt
Uncooked rice
일반
universal,common,usual
재미있다
interesting,fun
가르치다
To teach
대화
Conversation
막다
Stop, obstruct
올해
This year
An elder brother
달리
Differently
버리다
Throw away
붙이다
affix,put on
인물
A man, a person
Always
모두
everything
전국
The whole country
마치다
Finish, complete
all,every
다만
Only, merely
도움
Help
가정
Famly
걸다
Hang up or suspend
빠지다
To fall into
멀다
To be far
버스
Bus
오늘날
These days, nowadays
잠시
For a little while
농업
Agriculture
대다
Put, place up to
form,style
의견
An opinion,a suggestion
무대
Stage
사진
Picture
주장
assertion,insistance
표현하다
To express, make known by saying
인하다
To be due to, caused by
이상하다
To be strange,queer
제일
The first
붙다
Stick, adhere to
아마
Probably
얘기하다
To tell a story
잇다
Join, connect
조금
A little
경기
Race or match or contest
목적
goal,purpose
태도
attitude,comportment
남성
Male
주위
The circumference,the girth
대책
Countermeasure
그만
That much or a little amount
발생하다
Originate, come from
다리
Leg
아무
anybody,everybody
어쩌다
By chance, accident
재료
stuff,material
각각
Each and every
결코
Never or by no means
옮기다
Move, transfer (2)(sickness) communicate, transfer to
항상
Always
A year
잃다
To lose, to miss, to be deprived
자유
Freedom
책임
Responsibility
바뀌다
Be changed
비슷하다
To resemble
심하다
To be extreme,intense
경쟁
Competition or rivalry
사랑하다
To love
아니
No!
여름
summer,summertime
자라다
To grow up
A time, an inning, a round in a game
구체적
Concretely
기회
An opportunity
실시하다
To enforce,put into effect
지구
The earth
번째
How many times
소비자
A consumer
싫다
To not like, to hate
규모
Scale or scope or structure
기준
A standard or basis
End
반드시
Most certainly
An intention,design,purpose
갖추다
Make or get ready or prepare
그러니까
And so it is that
받아들이다
Accept
Price
현장
on site, on location, at the site in question
건설
Construction
꺼내다
To get out or draw out
노동자
Laborer, worker
언제나
everytime,always
완전히
completely,perfectly
자동차
Car
전하다
To transmit,convey
존재하다
To exist
개월
Each and every month
맞다
receive,welcome (note, usually this is 맞히다)
별로
Especially, particularly
어린이
A youngster, a child
정하다
To set,determine
한마디
One word
유지하다
To preserve, maintain
이데올로기
Ideology
공부하다
To study
대중
The masses
늘어나다
Grow longer
닦다
Wipe clean, polish
As many as, full, complete
말씀
Speech
괜찮다
To be okay
눈물
A tear
각종
All sorts or varieties
Light
아니
Not
피하다
avoid,keep away
거치다
Pass or go through
나아가다
Advance, go forward
(Word to get somebody's attention) Hey!! (2) impolite speech for 이다, to be
지식
Knowledge, information
여전히
As it used to be, as before ; still, persistently, even still
주인
The head of a family,the owner
발견하다
To discover
A line, a route
인류
The human race
특징
A special feature, a distinguishing feature
선수
An athlete
형식
A form, formality, mold
마련하다
To plan, arrange
Half
발표하다
To announce
주제
Subject, theme, topic
걸치다
1) put a thing over or across 2) to range from A to B
겪다
Experience or undergo or suffer
관점
A point of view or a standpoint/outlook
Ear
기본
A foundation
미터
Meter
사라지다
To disappear
어떠하다
To be how
감정
Feelings
기억
A memory
A fellow
인기
Popularity
Abdomen
아파트
Apartment
가끔
Sometimes
구성
Organization or constitution , the framework of something
Spoonful
실제로
In reality
짧다
Short, brief
고맙다
To thank
관리
Management or administration
그곳
That place
보다
More than, greater than ....
비롯하다
begin,start
과연
Just as one thought
달리다
run, make do fast
바쁘다
Busy
이전
Former days/times
인정하다
To acknowledge,authorize
A person
중앙
The middle and the heart
나쁘다
To be bad
불구하다
Deformity, malformation
시키다
To make
게임
Game
국제
International
그룹
Group
인생
Life
전통
tradition,convention
기르다
Educate or train or cultivate
A cup, wine glass
조사하다
To examine,investigate
커다랗다
To be very big/large
있다
To be
시인
A poet
언제
when,at what time
Except, save for
평가
Evaluation, appraisal
내려오다
Come down
위치
A position, a location
줄이다
reduce,decrease
가격
Price
달라지다
To change, vary
비다
To be empty, vacant
삼국
Three countries
손님
Customer
원하다
To want
통신
communications,correspondance
확인하다
To confirm,corroborate
모임
A group, a party
The number of sth
웃음
Laughter, a smile
기계
An instrument or a machine
모양
signs,indications
물질
matter,material
아나운서
Announcer
뉴스
News
살아가다
Lead a life, get along
펴다
Spread out, unfold
Times, x-fold
수업
school,teaching
겨울
Winter
종교
religion,a faith
floor,grade,class
자연스럽다
To be natural
One piece of sth flat
식사
A meal
안다
To hold, embrace
이해
Understanding
잊다
To forget
제시하다
To present
Group, company, party
불과하다
Nothing more than
혹은
If that's not the case
엄청나다
To be absurd,wild,terribly large
Direction, way (the wind is blowing that ~)
텔레비전
Television
파악하다
Grasp, seize, understand
Compilation, editing
실천
Practice
노력하다
To try hard, strive
보호
protection,shelter
씻다
To wash,cleanse
늦다
To be late (time)
이웃
The neighborhood
편지
Letter
공동
Association or union or collaboration
까닭
Reason
방안
A plan, scheme
센티미터
Centimeter
An arm
분명하다
To be clear/obvious
분석
Analysis
소녀
A young girl
지나가다
To pass, elapse
order,sequence,degree
상품
Product
설명
Explanation
훌륭하다
To be excellent
관계자
The interested or affected parties
새로
newly,anew
Age in years
이어지다
Get joined, be connected
티브이
TV
Spring
종류
kind,sort,species
낮다
Be low
어깨
Shoulder
부부
Man and wife
오래
Long, for a long time
요구
A demand, claim, request
키우다
To raise, bring up, rear
눕다
Lie down
발전하다
To develop, grow
여행
Trip
죽음
Death
고통
Suffering or agony
Ball
어울리다
To be becoming, suiting
오월
May
쉬다
to relax, take a break
알리다
To inform, tell a person
차다
To be full, to be filled with (PASSIVE)
A lesson or a section or a department
멀리
Far away
빼다
Pull out, extract
예정
A program, schedule
오빠
Older brother
즐겁다
Be pleasant,agreeable
한계
Boundary, limits
흔히
Generally, commonly ; often
바탕
Natural disposition ; to go all out in a fight, 아주 크게 싸우다 ; the background
사월
April
싸우다
To fight
예쁘다
Pretty, lovely
갈등
Conflict or troubles
느껴지다
Feel
의지
will,volition
전문
A specialty
정확하다
To be exact
초기
The early days, the initial period
나중
The last, the latter part
맛있다
Delicious
며칠
How many days
쓴 맛
see 6000
찾아오다
To go meet somebody, to go get sth
beauty,grace
사용
use,emply
시선
one's line of vision
아무런
No sort of
언론
A speech, discussion
투자
Investment
지원
helping, supporting, aiding
결정하다
To decide
경영
Management or administration
목표
goal,object
성장
Growth
Forest
없어지다
To lose, get lost
작년
Last year
내려가다
To go down
미치다
To reach
새벽
dawn,daybreak
쓰레기
Garbage
얼른
Fast, quickly, rapidly
임금
Wages, pay
피해
Damage
A limit
무섭다
fearful,dreadful
직장
one's work place
참다
Bear, endure
크기
Size, dimensions
고기
Meat
남기다
To leave behind
서양
The Western countries
주요
The major, the chief thing
가져오다
To bring or get
냄새
Smell
부드럽다
soft,tender
여기다
Think, consider as
this,this thing
공연
A public performance
남녀
Man and woman
내놓다
Put out, take out
만들어지다
Make, create
속도
Speed
심각하다
seriousness,gravity
준비
Preparation
계속되다
To continue
구월
September
맑다
clean,pure
소년
A boy
소식
News, information
유월
June
작용
Application
허리
The waist, the small of the back
Goal
공업
The industry or manufacturing industry
그중
Among the rest of them
노인
Old person
벌다
To earn (money) ; (2) to invite, to bring onto oneself
살리다
1) revive, bring around, restore to life 2) save,spare,rescue
A bird
영어
The english language
출신
A native, place one is from
결정
A decision or determination
경향
Tendency or trend
기록
A record or a document
나름
Depending on
대답하다
To answer, reply
반면
One side
썰다
Chip, mince,dice
움직임
movement,motion,activity
이미지
Image
터지다
Break, be torn, get away from
특성
A special/unique characteristic (individuality making, peculiarity)
교장
Principal
벗다
Take off, remove
업무
Buisness, duty
입시
An entrance examination
준비하다
To prepare
청소년
Young boys and girls, teenagers
Yes, i see!
이기다
To win
찾아보다
To go meet somebody
취하다
To adopt, assume, take
다루다
Treat, deal with
The moon
사장
Company boss
삼월
March
그렇지만
But or however
선배
one's senior
업체
A business enterprise
stature,height
구하다
1) To buy or purchase or 2) look for or seek or want
국회
The National Assembly
그러므로
So or hence or therefore
포함하다
To include,contain
걱정
Worry
결혼하다
Get married
만약
If
바르다
Be straight; be honest
세월
The times, things
A breath
행사
An event, a function