It’s not easy speaking about animals in Korean, is it? Especially when “your pet or a visit to the zoo” pops up in the conversation.
Here’s a great idea. Add “animals” to your Korean vocabulary list.
After all, animals are man’s best friends.
Here you’ll find a complete manual about all animals in Korean! From pets, farms, oceans, and forest animals to reptiles, bugs, and birds in Korea, this lesson has it all! (with examples and exercises).
All right world, it’s time to dig in. (to the core!!!)
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How to Say Animals in Korean: A Guide for Beginners
The Korean word for animals is 동물(dongmul), which is an interesting word. It literally translates to “movement thing”.This word comes from two Chinese characters: 동 means movement and 물 means Thing.
Here is a list of animals in Korean language (with translations for beginners)to help you get started:
- Animals in Korean – 동물 (dongmul).
- Dog in Korean – 개(gae)
- Cat in Korean – 고양이(go-yang-i)
- Fox in Korean – 여우 (yeou)
- Turtle in Korean – 거북이(geobugi)
- Mouse in Korean – 쥐(jwi)
- Tiger in Korean – 호랑이(Ho-rang-i)
- Cow in Korean – 소(so)
- Puppy in Korean – 강아지(gang-a-ji)
- Kitten in Korean – 아기 고양이(agi goyang-i)
- Lion in Korean – 사자 (Sa-ja)
- Chicken in Korean – 닭(dak)
- Pig in Korean – 돼지(dwaeji)
- Frog in Korean – 개구리(gaeguri)
- Rabbit in Korean – 토끼(to-ggi)
- Elephant in Korean – 코끼리(Ko-ggi-li)
- Duck in Korean – 오리(oli)
- Snake in Korean – 뱀(baem)
- Butterfly in Korean – 나비(nabi)
- Horse in Korean – 말(mal)
- Giraffe in Korean – 기린(Gi-lin)
How to use the Name of Animals in Korean Sentences?
Unlike Korean fruit vocabulary, Just use these words like you use nouns in English and you are good to go.
Need to say sentences in Korean like “Do you have pets”? Or “What’s your favorite animal”? Well, we’ve got you covered Just follow these simple examples first and you’ll be able to ask and answer questions in Korean like a pro!
Suppose, you need to discuss your preferred animal or likes/dislikes in Korean in general like I Like Puppy 나는 강아지를 좋아해요- naneun gangaji reul joaheyo if you need to ask somebody “do you like animals?” or answers it like “I like animals”, at that point you can say like
- Do you like animals?
동물을 좋아하세요?-dongmureul joahaseyo
- Yes, I love animals.
네, 동물을 아주 좋아해요-ne, dongmul-eul aju joh-ahaeyo
- No. I hate animals.
아니요. 저는 동물을 싫어해요-aniyo joneun dongmureul sirohaeyo
Below you will find some commonly used Korean phrases that you can use while talking about animals in the Korean language.
|· 애완동물 기르시는 거 있으세요?·
네, 강아지를 키우고 있어요· 아니요, 애완동물이 없어요
|· Do you have a pet?·
Yes, I have a puppy.·
No, I don’t have any pets.
|· 제일 좋아하는 동물이 뭐예요?·
좋아하는 동물은 토끼에요.
|· What’s your favorite animal?·
My favorite animal is a rabbit
|· 동물이 무서워요?· 아니, 난 아니에요· 네, 거미와 뱀이 무서워요
|· Are you scared of animals?·
No, I am not·
Yes, I am scared of Spiders and snakes
|. 우리랑 같이 동물원에 갈래요?· 네, 갈게요.· 아니요.
|· Would you like to go to the zoo with us?·
Yes, I will come !·
|· 당신의 고양이는 뭐라고 부르나요? · 내 고양이 이름은 가필드
|· What is your cat called?·
My cat’s name is Garfield.
You can learn the names of Korean animals in a matter of minutes, and the counting will be a cinch too
How to Count Animals using the counter 마리(mari)?
Here is how
To count animals in Korean, all you need to do is first write the “animal’s name”, followed by “the number of animals, then add 마리(Mari)(counter for animals in Korean)
The easy 3-step formula
(Nouns specifying the kind of animal) + native Korean Number + 마리(counter for animals in Korean)
Don’t know how native Korean numbers work?
Let’s see some examples first
- Three Dogs = 개가 세 마리()= 개가 (dogs)+세(three) +마리(counter)
- Four Cats = 고양이 네 마리()=고양이(cat)+ 네(four) +마리(counter)
Let’s see a few more examples of using “Mari” in Korean sentences:
- 개가 세 마리 있어요. — I have three dogs.
- 고양이 네 마리를 봐요. — I see four cats.
Want to learn how to count in Korean fast?
Finished counting? it’s time to learn the names of different animals in Korean (I sort them by categories for easy reading)
14 Popular Pets in Korean and Their Names
If so, why not start with the name of common pets animals in Korean
After all, animals are a huge part of Korean culture
In Korean, pets are called 애완동물. Here is how to say the most common pets in Korean with translation and examples
- Dog – 개 – gae
- Puppy – 강아지 – gangaji
- Cat – 고양이 – goyangi
- Rabbit – 토끼 – To-ggi
- Mouse – 쥐 – jwi
- Bird – 새 – (sae)
- Hamster – 햄스터 – (haemseuteo)
- Guinea pig – 기니피그 – (ginipigeu)
- Lizard – 도마뱀 – domabaem
- Frog – 개구리 – gaeguri
- Snake – 뱀 – baem
- Turtle – 거북이 – geobuki
- Goldfish – 금붕어 – geumbung-eo
- Parrot – 앵무새 – aengmusae
개는 충실한 동물입니다- gaeneun chungsilhan dongmurimnida
Dogs are faithful animals.
I like dog
- Cat in Korean
어머니가 하얀 고양이를 사주셨어요- omoniga hayan goyangireul sajusyossoyo
- Rabbit in Korean
Rabbits are very social animals.
토끼는 매우 사교적 인 동물입니다.-tokkineun maeu sagyojok in dongmurimnida
- Mouse in Korean
A mouse is a small animal.
쥐는 작은 동물이다.-jwineun jageun dongmurida
- Bird in Korean
we saw many birds on the way.
우리는 도중에 많은 새들을 보았다.-urineun dojunge maneun saedeureul boattta
My mom likes to raise birds
I bought a little hamster.
저는 작은 햄스터를 하나 샀어요.-joneun jageun haemseutoreul hana sassoyo
That hamster is really cute
- Guinea pig
I like guinea pigs among all animals.
나는 모든 동물 중에서 기니피그를 좋아합니다-naneun modeun dongmul jungeso ginipigeureul joahamnida
i want to buy a guinea pig
- Lizard in Korean
Is that a lizard on the wall?
벽에 걸린 도마뱀인가요?-byoge golrin domabaemingayo
- Frog in Korean
I found a frog on my desk.
책상 위에서 개구리를 발견했어요 -chaegsang wieseo gaegulileul balgyeonhaess-eoyo.
- Snake in Korean
I am afraid of snakes
뱀이 무서워요-naneun baemi musowoyo
- Turtle in Korean
Don’t you hate turtles?
거북이를 싫어하지 않으세요?-gobugi reul sirohaji aneuseyo
My son is afraid of turtles.
did you know this?
수족관에는 금붕어가 많이 있습니다.-sujokkkwaneneun geumbungoga mani itsseumnida
He has five goldfish
My grandfather has two parrots
우리 할아버지는 두 마리의 앵무새가 있어요-uri haraboji neun du marie aengmusaega issoyo
Done already? You are such a genius
But How many of these farm animals can you say in Korean? I’m sure there are still some that will surprise you!
15+ Farm Animals Names to Boost Your Korean Vocabulary.
The Korean word for Farm animals is 농장 동물. Here is a complete list of farm animals in Korean with Infographics, translations, and examples.
- Bee – 벌 – beol
- Cat – 고양이 – goyangi
- Chicken – 닭 – dak
- Cow – 소 – so
- Deer – 사슴 – Sa-seum
- Dog – 개 – gae
- Donkey – 당나귀 – dangnagwi
- Dove – 비둘기 – bidulgi
- Duck – 오리 – oli
- Fish – 물고기 – mulgogi
- Goat – 염소 – Yeom-so
- Horse – 말- mal
- Parrot – 앵무새 – aengmusae
- Pig – 돼지- dwaeji
- Sheep – 양- yang
- bull/ox – 황소 – Hwang-so
- Buffalo – 물소 – mulso
- Goose- 거위 – geowi
- Cow In Korean
A cow is a useful animal
소는 유용한 동물입니다 -soneun yuyonghan dongmurimnida
- Pig in Korean
I know a lot about pigs
나는 돼지에 대해 많이 안다 -naneun dwaejie daehae mani anda
My mom likes sheep.
우리 엄마는 양을 좋아해요-uli eommaneun yang-eul joh-ahaeyo.
- Chicken in Korean
The farmer is selling chickens and chicks
농부가 닭과 병아리를 팔고 있다 -nongbuga dakkkwa byongarireul palgo ittta
Is it a goat?
- Horse in Korean
I want to ride a horse
나는 말을 타고 싶어요-naneun mareul tago sipoyo
Fun Facts: Korean Animals that You Never Knew Existed
We have 20 geese on our farm
우리 농장에는 거위 20 마리가 있어요-uri nongjangeneun gowi isip mariga issoyo
That donkey is slow and lazy.
저 당나귀는 느리고 게으르다 -jo dangnagwineun neurigo geeureuda
Don’t forget to feed the fish.
물고기에게 먹이를 주는 것을 잊지 마세요-mulgogiege mogireul juneun goseul itjji maseyo
- Duck in Korean
How many ducks are there in the pond?
연못에 오리가 몇 마리 있습니까?-yonmose origa myot mari itsseumnikka
Have you ever seen a fat giant buffalo?
여러분은 뚱뚱하고 거대한 버팔로를 본 적이 있나요?-yorobuneun ttungttunghago godaehan bopalroreul bon jogi innayo
We’re happy to announce that you can now say “pets” and “farm animals” on Facebook, in restaurants, on the street, or anywhere for that matter.
So what’s next? Babies are on the line.
How To Describe Baby Animals In Korean: 20 Korean Words for Animals and Their Young
Pets are so adorable, right? We all know that
But if you want to feel extra cute, get a baby!
So, When you want to say “how cute” in Korean and want to refer to young animals, here is a complete list of some Korean words that can help you get started (with examples and pronunciation).
- Puppy in Korean – 강아지 – gangaji
- Kitten in Korean – 아기 고양이 – agi goyang-i
- Chick in Korean – 병아리 – byeong-a-ri
- Bunny in Korean – 아기토 – agi tokki
- Calf in Korean – 송아지 – song-a-ji
- Pony in Korean – 조랑말 – jorangmal
- Lamb in Korean – 양고기 – yanggogi
- Egg in Korean – 계란 – gyelan
Do You Make These Korean Pronunciation Mistakes?
It’s time for some Example phrases.
- Tom really loves chicks.
톰은 병아리를 정말 좋아해요.-tomeun byongarireul jongmal joahaeyo
- We have two puppies and a cat
우리는 강아지 두 마리와 고양이 한 마리를 키우고 있습니다.-urineun gangaji du mariwa goyangi han marireul kiugo itsseumnida
- The white bunny is so cute
하얀 토끼가 너무 귀여워요.-hayan tokkiga nomu gwiyowoyo
- I eat eggs every day
나는 매일 계란을 먹는다-naneun maeil gyeraneul mongneund
- I see a pony over there
저기에 조랑말이 보여요 -jogie jorangmari boyoyo
Baby animals are so adorable but they aren’t the only ones who deserve your attention.
So, What’s next – aliens?
Learn the Korean names of wild animals: the complete list and pronunciation.
The Korean word for wild animals is 야생동물(). Here’s a complete list of animals in Korean found in the wild and in zoos with examples and pronunciation to help you to get started.
- Tiger in Korean – 호랑이
The tiger escaped from the zoo.
호랑이는 동물원에서 탈출했다 – horangineun dongmurwoneso talchulhaettta
Did You Know?
- Lion in Korean – 사자
I’m afraid of lions.
저는 사자가 무서워요 -joneun sajaga musowoyo
I love deer a lot
나는 사슴을 많이 좋아한다 -naneun saseumeul mani joahanda
- Fox in Korean
Foxes are wild animals
여우는 야생 동물입니다 -yeouneun yasaeng dongmul-ibnida.
Did you know the Dark tales of gumiho in Korea?
- Elephant in Korean
An elephant is a strong animal
코끼리는 강한 동물이다 -kokkirineun ganghan dongmurida
Have You Heard this Fun fact? How do Koreans form the word for an elephant?
Zebras are black and white
얼룩말은 흑백입니다-olrungmareun heukppaegimnida
Fun facts about animals in Korean: Did you know zebra in Korean can mean this? 얼룩말-얼룩(stain)+ 말(horse)
- Monkey in Korean -원숭이
monkeys are very good at climbing
원숭이는 등반을 아주 잘합니다-wonsungineun deungbaneul aju jalhamnida
- Bear in Korean -곰
I saw a brown bear over there
나는 저기 갈색 곰을 보았다-naneun jogi galsaek gomeul boattt
It’s a book on rhinoceros.
코뿔소에 관한 책이에요 -koppulsoe gwanhan chaegieyo
- Hippopotamus – 하마
She knows a lot about hippos.
그녀는 하마들에 대해 많이 알고 있습니다 -geunyoneun hamadeure daehae mani algo itsseumnida
- Giraffe in Korean
You can see many giraffes in this forest.
이 숲에서 많은 기린을 볼 수 있다 -i supeso maneun girineul bol su ittta
You can see many camels in the desert
사막에서 많은 낙타를 볼 수 있어요-samageso maneun naktareul bol su issoyo
gorillas are dangerous animals
고릴라는 위험한 동물이다-gorilraneun wihomhan dongmurida
- Panda in Korean
Look at that fat panda.
저 뚱뚱한 팬더 좀 봐.-jo ttungttunghan paendo jom bwa
- Polar bear
My kids love polar bears.
우리 아이들은 북극곰을 정말 좋아해요-uri aideureun bukkkeukkkomeul jongmal joahaeyo
Koalas are lazy animals.
코알라는 게으른 동물이다-koalraneun geeureun dongmurida
- Wolf in Korean
I’m really afraid of wolves.
저는 늑대가 정말 무서워요-joneun neukttaega jongmal musowoyo
- Bat in Korean
A bat is not a friendly animal
박쥐는 친근한 동물이 아니다-bakjjwineun chingeunhan dongmuri anida
What kind of rat lives around here?
이 근처에는 어떤 종류의 쥐가 살고 있나요?-i geunchoeneun otton jongnyue jwiga salgo innayo
- Squirrel in Korean-다람쥐
There are lots of squirrels in this area.
이 지역에는 다람쥐가 많이 있어요 – i jiyogeneun daramjwiga mani issoyo
Is it a raccoon?
너구리인가요? – noguriingayo
He went to Australia to see kangaroos
그는 캥거루를 보러 호주로 갔다. – geuneun kaenggorureul boro hojuro gattta
The hedgehog is a small animal.
고슴도치는 작은 동물 이에요. – goseumdochineun jageun dongmul ieyo
How to talk about Reptiles(파충류) & Amphibian() In Korean
Love to visit parks and lakes in Korea? or up for the countryside hike?
Either way, the chances are you will be able to point out these exotic animal names more often than you think.
So it makes more sense to add the names of the animals to your vocabulary now.
Below is a list of 10 common reptiles in Korean with translations and examples for you
Have you ever fed a crocodile?
악어에게 먹이를 준 적이 있나요?-agoege mogireul jun jogi innayo
- Snake In Korean-뱀
You know a lot about snakes
뱀에 대해 많이 알고 있네요-baeme daehae mani algo inneyo
I have a picture of an iguana
이구아나 사진이 있어요-iguana sajin-i iss-eoyo
- Tortoise In Korean
Tortoise is slow and lazy
거북이는 느리고 게으릅니다.gobugineun neurigo geeureumnida
- Frog In Korean-개구리
Frogs turn into princes only in fairy tales.
개구리는 동화에서만 왕자로 변합니다.gaegurineun donghwaesoman wangjaro byonhamnida
A toad came out of the water suddenly.
두꺼비가 갑자기 물 밖으로 나왔어요-dukkobiga gapjjagi mul bakkeuro nawassoyo
Tadpoles are too small.
올챙이는 너무 작아요-olchaengineun nomu jagayo
Have you ever seen a salamander?
도롱뇽을 본 적이 있는가?-dorongnyongeul bon jogi inneunga
Fun fact- Anteater kamihalki=kami(ant)+ halta(to lick)
Sea Creature & Fish In Korean [물고기]
Fish in Korean is called. Here is a complete list of the most famous fish and sea animals in Korean for you to get started(with examples and pronunciation help)
- Sharks are dangerous animals.
상어는 위험한 동물이여요- sangoneun wihomhan dongmuriyoyo
- Dolphins are really smart.
돌고래는 정말 똑똑해요- dolgoraeneun jongmal ttokttokaeyo
- I hate eel very much
장어가 너무 싫어요 – jang-eoga neomu silh-eoyo
- I’ve never eaten an octopus.
저는 문어를 먹어 본 적이 없어요- joneun munoreul mogo bon jogi opssoyo
- Have you ever seen a starfish?
불가사리를 본 적이 있나요? – bulgasarireul bon jogi innayo
- Do you like tuna?
참치 좋아하세요? – chamchi joahaseyo
- Penguin is a bird
펭귄은 새다. – penggwineun saeda
20 essential birds in Korean words that will help your vocabulary grow faster
The words in Korean for birds are (새)sae. Here is how to tell the names of common birds in Korean with examples that will help you expand your vocabulary.
- Crane – 두루미 -du-ru-mi
- Hawk/falcon -매 -mae
- Crow – 까마귀 – kkamagwi
- Owl – 부엉이 -Bu-eong-i
- Dove/ pigeon – 비둘기 -bidulgi
- Shallow – 제비 -jebi
- Hummingbird – 벌새 -bolsae
- Turkey – 칠면조Chil – myeon-jo
- Duck – 오리 – o-ri
- Eagle – 독수리 – doksuri
- Goose – 거위 -geo-wi
- Chicken – 닥 – dak
- Sea Gull – 갈매기 – galmaegi
- Hen – 암탉 – Am-tak
- Magpie – 까치- kkaji
- Ostrich – 타조 – ta-jo
- Parrot – 앵무새 – aengmusae
- Peacock – 공작 – gongjak
- Penguin – 펭귄- penggwin
- Rooster – 수탉 – Su-tak
- Pelican – 펠리컨 – pellikeon
- Sparrow – 참새 – chamsae
- Woodpecker – 딱따구리 – ttagttaguli
- Swan – 백조 – baek-jo
- Vulture – 콘도르 – kondoleu
- Flamingo – 플라밍고 – peullaming-go
- The hawk is hunting for prey.
매가 먹이를 사냥하고 있다 – maega mogireul sanyanghago ittta
- Owl are active at night
올빼미는 밤에 활동적입니다 – olppaemineun bame hwaldongjogimnida
- I have never seen a hummingbird
벌새를 본 적이 없어요 – bolsaereul bon jogi opssoyo
23+ names of insects in Korean (and why should you learn it?)
You love your pets, and who doesn’t?
But you also know that we have some uninvited visitors crawling around our home every once in a while.
Like bugs and insects, Korea is no different.
You don’t need to be a Korean speaker to know that you’re in trouble when an insect or bug bites you. This list will help you describe the pain in Korean, so next time you get bitten, we’ve got your back.
Here is a list of 10 common bugs and insects in the Korean language with translation, infographic, and example sentences that will assist you in enlarging your vocabulary even further.
|there is an ant on the shirt
셔츠에개미가있다.syocheue gaemiga ittta
|I hate cockroach
저는바퀴벌레가싫어요.-joneun bakwibolrega siroyo
|It looks like a butterfly.나비처럼 생긴 거요-nabichorom saenggin goyo
|A bee stung my arm.
벌이 내 팔을 쏘았다-bori nae pareul ssoattta
|ttag jeong olle
|There are many kinds of beetles in Korea.
한국에는 여러 종류의 딱정벌레가 있습니다hangugeneun yoro jongnyue ttakjjongbolrega itsseumnida
|I am afraid of spiders
나는 거미가 무서워요-naneun gomiga musowoyo
|Scorpions are dangerous.
전갈은 위험합니다-jongareun wihomhamnida
|I was bitten by a mosquito so now It’s red
모기한테 물려서 지금 빨개졌어요.-mogihante mulryoso jigeum ppalgaejossoyo
|Have you ever seen a snail?
달팽이를 본 적이 있나요?-dalpaengireul bon jogi innayo
|It’s a worm.
|I know you’re afraid of a fly
파리 무서워하는 거 알아요-pari musowohaneun go arayo
|My brother is catching a dragonfly.
내 동생이 잠자리를 잡는다-nae dongsaengi jamjarireul jamneunda
|How many legs does a centipede have?
지네는 다리가 몇 개인가요?-jineneun dariga myot gaeingayo
|Is this a butterfly or a moth?
이것은 나비인가요, 나방인가요?-igoseun nabiingayo nabangingayo
|that’s the biggest grasshopper I’ve ever seen
그것은 내가 본 가장 큰 메뚜기이다.-geugoseun naega bon gajang keun mettugiida
|The caterpillar turns into a butterfly.
애벌레가 나비로 탈바꿈해요.-aebolrega nabiro talbakkumhaeyo
|It looks like a cocoon.
고치처럼 생겼어요.-gochichorom saenggyossoyo
|my older sister was stung by a wasp
언니는 말벌에 쏘였다.-onnineun malbore ssoyottta
|You can see slugs on rainy days.
비 오는 날에 민달팽이를 볼 수 있어요-bi oneun nare mindalpaengireul bol su issoyo
|Have you ever been bitten by a mussel?
홍합에 물린 적 있니?honghabe mulrin jok inni
|This is a picture of a mantis
이것은 사마귀 그림이에요.-igoseun samagwi geurimieyo
|I can see the cicada
매미가 보여요-maemiga boyoyo
|The room is full of lizards.
그방에는도마뱀이가득해-geu bangeneun domabaemi gadeuk hae
15 interesting animal sounds in Korean that nobody tells you.
It’s not just in English that animals make noises. Korean animals do that too
But the sounds of Animals in Korean are a lot different than they are in English!
For example, cows sound like “moo” in English, but like “meo-meo” in Korean.
But why is that? Weird, right?
There is no need to explain it. There is a Korean word for every animal noise. just like in English, there is a Korean word for every animal noise. Koreans have many phrases that are used to describe sounds from animals
Here is the full list of 15 common animal sounds in Korean with their associated vocabulary
- The sound that a pig makes(pig snort): 꿀꿀 [ggul-ggul]
- The sound of a cat meowing: 야옹 [ya-ong].
- The sound of birds tweet: 짹짹 [jjek-jjek]
- The sound of a rooster crowing: 꼬끼오 [ggo-ggi-o].
- The sound of a cow mooing: 음메 [eum-me]
- The sound of a baby chick’s peep: 삐약삐약 [bbi-yak-bbi-yak].
- The sound of Pigs in Korean: GGOOL GGOOL (꿀꿀).
- The sound of Sheep and goats in Korean: MAE EH (매애).
- The sound of Dogs in Korean(dog’s bark): MUNG MONG (멍멍).
- The sound of Lions to Korean: EU REU RUNG (으르렁).
- The sound of Roosters in Korean(rooster’s crow): GGO GGEE OH (꼬끼오).
- The sound of Crows in Korean: GGA AK GGA AK (까악까악)
- The sound of Duck’s quack: GGWEK GGWEK (꽥꽥).
- The sound of Mice in Korea(mice squeak): JJEEK JJEEK (찍찍).
- The sound of Frogs in Korea(frog’s croak): GAE GOOL GAE ?
Animal Body Parts in Korean
Ever been in a Korean conversation and you need to mention a part of an animal, but don’t know how to say “part of an animal” in Korean? Well, this list will show you what to do.
If you’re learning Korean, this list of Korean words for “different parts of animals” will help you practice your language skills. Now you can talk about the crab’s eyes and the ox’s nose!
This list will help get you on the right track!
Dear Korean Language Learner, I know that with a certain part of an animal, it is important to use the correct word in Korean. This list will help you do just that.
- The tail-꼬리(kkoli)
- The fur-모피(mopi)
- The paw-발(bal)
- The feathers-조류(jolyu)
- The horn- 뿔(ppul)
- The tusk-엄니(eomni)
- The snout- 주둥이(judung-i)
- The wings-날개(nalgae)
- The Fins-지느러미(jineuleomi)
7 Funny Sentences Koreans Use To Compare People To Animals in Korea
Do you realize that Koreans have an entirely different way of thinking about people when they compare them to animals?
You probably know a lot of the names of creatures in Korean. A lot of these creatures are used as metaphors for people, so think about it when you hear them.
Koreans do it all the time and now you can too.
Here’s a list of sample Korean phrases to help you understand how Koreans compare human beings to animals.
- She is cunning like a fox
그녀는 여우처럼 교활해요- geunyoneun youchorom gyohwalhaeyo
- All men are not wolves
모든 남자는 늑대가 아니에요- modeun namjaneun neukttaega anieyo
- My older brother is always lazy like a grasshopper
오빠는 항상 베짱이처럼 게으르다-oppaneun hangsang bejjangichorom geeureuda
- You work like a turtle every day
너는 매일 거북이처럼 일한다.-noneun maeil gobugichorom ilhanda
- We have to work like ants every day.
우리는 매일 개미처럼 일해야 한다.urineun maeil gaemichorom ilhaeya handa
Learn Top 5 Must Know Korean Verbs For Animals
Before you use animal words in Korean sentences, it is a smart idea to get hold of some Korean verbs involving animals
Here is a list of common Korean verbs involving animals you should know while talking about animals.
- To feed – 먹이로 하다
- To go for a walk – 산책하다 – sanchaeghada
- To groom an animal – 손질을 하다 – sonjireul hada
- To stroke – 획을 긋다 – hwegeul geuttta
- To play – 놀다 – nolda
- To raise – 키우다
- To give (a pet) food – 밥(을) 주다
What is the national bird and animal of Korea?
The National Bird of Korea is the Korean Magpie. Korean magpies are called ‘ggachee’ in South Korea. The Siberian tiger is the national animal of Korea.
Korean Magpie: Interesting Facts about the National Bird of Korea
Birds are truly majestic animals. But if you’re in South Korea, there’s one bird that has all the glory: the magpie.
The Korean Magpie is The National Bird of Korea. This relative of the crow has blue-toned wings and a black-and-white coloring that is sure to leave you spellbound. This bird is a high flyer, reaching up to six feet on the ground.
Koreans celebrate the magpie for bringing fortune and luck. And it’s no different for kids, who are taught that when they lose a tooth, they should throw it on the roof of their house and sing a song to wish their future good luck.
Siberian Tiger- National Animal Of Korea
The Siberian tiger is the national animal of South Korea and has been adopted as one of the official mascots for the Winter Olympics.
This is the largest of all cats with orange and black stripes and They hunt alone at night These stripes come in handy when the Siberian tiger is on the prowl. Their camouflage helps them hunt for their favorite prey: deer, wild boars, and elk.
These Siberian tigers were basically forest animals. Once found in forests or dense mountain regions across Korea, China, and Russia this wild animal population is decreasing day by day. The Korean government is trying to preserve this native species through its wildlife conservation program
tigers were once found in forests across Korea, China, and Russia, but now only a few remote areas are home to them.
10 things you didn’t know about animals in folklore
dragon in Korean| Do dragons really impact Korean culture and mythology
What? Do you think the Korean dragon is lamer than European dragons? It’s not just any old dragon, it’s a pretty cool one!
In fact, this dude has a much longer beard and can create things. ranked higher than Gumiho or Dokkaebi.
Unlike the fire-breathing dragons of European lore, Korean dragons are said to descend from heaven and live in water. Koreans believe Yong is a helpful force that brings rain and clouds.
The Dark Side of Korean Animals | Fearsome Tales of Gumiho
Nine-tailed foxes are a Korean folktale from way back in the day. This thing is called gumiho.
So you’ve seen this beloved monster in Korean dramas like My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, huh?
And here’s the secret to spotting a gumiho.
Let me tell you the dark tale of Gumiho. It’s kind of like a fox, but not really.
This shape-shifting fox spirit lives in the forest, has nine tails, and can turn into a beautiful woman who seduces men and feasts on their hearts and livers.
No wonder they’re so well-known in Korean culture and folklore!
So be careful when you meet one next time!!!!
Haechi -how did Haechi get so popular? The facts of Korean culture
The legend of the Haechi is pretty interesting.
It is a legendary creature with the head of a lion, the body of a sheep, and the tail of a unicorn.
It has scales and feathers and it protects people from fire and other disasters.
They are the guardian of fairness and justice. They are admired and respected throughout Korea. In fact, statues of them were built in many palaces for protection.
bonghwang is a mythical, chimerical creature that’s been talked about in Korean folktales for centuries.
It has the body of a tiger, the head of a dragon, and the tail of a snake.
In Korea, it has appeared on the royal emblem, and recently it’s on the presidential emblem.
There is a statue of it at Cheong Wa Dae. If you’re at Cheong Wa Dae and you see a giant apple, feel free to grab a bite.
You may not have heard of this bird but the samjoko is one of those things that sounds cool to say, doesn’t it?
The creature is basically a three-legged crow. Koreans admired it as a symbol of the sun in the Goguryeo Dynasty and East Asian mythologies.
You can still see Korean dramas today(historical dramas).
In fact, Samjoko has been all over Korean media since 2006. The epic K-drama Jumong, or The Book of the Three Hans, featured a Samjoko on the flag of the main character Prince Jumong.
Korean language hacking: How to GROW your vocabulary by studying less.
After reading this list, you may be wondering, “How the heck am I going to remember all of these words?”
But don’t worry; it’s a lot easier than you think.
Now that you’re done, you’ll want to take a break and practice what you’ve learned.
Here are my secrets(6 simple language hacks) to memorize the names of the animals in Korean just by doing less.
- Discover the “cognates” that English and Korean share. You’ll be amazed at how many you already know!
- Learn to say these everyday animals to make future learning easier.
- Learn the funny meaning behind animals’ names in Korean.
- don’t forget to check out our free printable flashcards with our free printable flashcards and quizzes.
- Watch animals Korean variety show and learn how a native actually talks about them
- YouTube videos for practice
- Other useful Online resources to practice
Conclusion and Korean quiz
The Korean animal vocabulary list is never-ending! But if you’re ever going to call your little pets in Korean, now would be the time.
You can now talk about your favorite animals in Korean! Find the perfect name for your cute little buddies and make everyone jealous of your awesome bilingual skills.
Start practicing these Korean vocabulary lists and you’ll be butchering the language or start sounding like a native Korean in no time.
The more you use these Korean words, the more you sound native.
So keep up the good work.
let’s take a look at today’s Korean quiz.
how many can you get it right? take this quiz and find out. answer us in the comment below.