Teach Me Korean Color Words


In this video lesson, we are introducing some Korean color words. Through this “Teach Me Korean” video series, we are going to introduce Korean words and expressions through videos that are interesting to watch. The words and expressions introduced in the video are translated in the PDF attached to this lesson. If you have any questions, as always, please feel free to ask us in the comment! 감사합니다.

  • Ann

    What is the difference between using 입니다 and 이에요? 감사합니다!

    • littletapir

      입니다 is the more formal or more polite form of 이에요 but they have the same meaning.

      So, for instance, if you are simply introducing yourself to someone in your age group, you would say your name followed by 이에요, but if you are introducing yourself to an older person, or someone of higher status (like a teacher, etc), you would say your name followed by 입니다.

      Hope that helps :)

  • zzz

    How the hell can you leave out green…

    • Lynn

      In this video lesson, we are introducing “some” Korean color words.

      So, not all are included ^-^

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      Yes, we didn’t introduce the whole Korean color words. :( But, the words are frequently used. :)

  • Med

    Does “saek” means “color” here? Eg. Its Red color. Its blue color. And can we use “saek” to say things like “The color of flower is good.”?

  • http://none volker Krauleidis

    I tried to read an article, they talked about color blindness … they used 영문. They used 문 for “color”. I also found 영문 for “complementary color” So what is the difference between 색 and 문 …?

  • Vergil

    I have also seen: 노랑, 빨강 and 파랑. Which one is correct? Ending with ㄴ or with ㅇ?

    • Seokjin Jin

      They are still correct but when 색 or other noun is followed, the last consonant ㅇ changes to ㄴ. Like 노란색, 빨간색, 파란색, 노란 얼굴, 빨간 옷, 파란 하늘 and etc.