Level 5 Lesson 22 / Word builder 8 / 식 (食)

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안녕하세요. ^^ Welcome to another lesson in the Word Builder series. In the Word Builder lessons, we introduce letters and words that work as building blocks of the Korean vocabulary. They are not necessarily all Hanja words based on Chinese characters, but many of them are.

Hope you enjoy this lesson, and we are looking at the word “식” [sik].



You can view a free PDF for this lesson here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here. And after you learn the basics, try writing your own Korean sentences and get corrections from native speakers through HaruKorean, our 1:1 correction service.


  • Mr. Kim

    The “FOOD” that I “ATE” tasted like 식(食). <– My mNemonic to remember 식.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Icegirl-Caddie/100001206852199 Icegirl Caddie

    It seems ” 식탁 ” in Chinese is ” 食桌 "not "食卓 “. ^^

    • http://twitter.com/ever4one Hyunwoo Sun (선현우)

      They are the same (at least in the Korean Hanja system) ^_^ 똑같아요~ Korean Hanja dictionaries say that 桌 is an older character for 卓. ^^

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Icegirl-Caddie/100001206852199 Icegirl Caddie

      아~ 그렇군요. ^^ 현우 씨가 알려줘서 감사해요. ^_^

  • 식객이라고 만화책을 읽어 봤어요. 아직 멋 해요. ㅋㅋㅋ

    (also off topic, have you covered “느라고” yet?)

    고맙습니다

  • Samier

    Yay! Another Word Builder!

    I’ll be sure to study some of the words ^^

    감사합니다!!

  • julie

    quite catchy!!!! i remember them all after hearing it twice!!! really close to chinese:P!! good work!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Ulmo/1435446514 Carlos Ulmo

    It’s amazing how kanji knowledge greatly speeds up vocabulary acquisition when studying Korean :D!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/AD-Tandy/333500700 A.D. Tandy

    And then there’s my personal favorite word, because it’s so funny… 식신

    식 = food
    신 = god

    Yes… An eating God! LMAO!!!!!

    그러면 TTMIK의 선생님중에서 식신 같아요?

  • it’sme

    woow it’s very nice lesson I am learning korean and english

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alana-Rodrigues/1074810992 Alana Rodrigues

    If 외식 is to eat out, can we say 외식을 할래요?

  • Cynyee

    Hello. Can I know what do you call ‘take away food’ in korean?

  • Francesco Colléter

    아이고, 이레슨때문에 이제 너무 페고프요! ㄱㄱㄱㄱㄱ 근데 어늘밤 과식 저심을에요.

    Oww, now i’m so hungry because of this lesson ! hahahaha but I’ll be careful not to eat excessively tonight.