Thursday, 3 January 2013

Korean Lesson - Family (가족 Ka-jok)

Family in Korean culture has three parts; 
  • General, Brother or Sister's Husband or Wife's Name, 
  • Husband's Side of Family and 
  • Wife's Side of Family. 

General Words
EnglishHangulPronunciation
Family가족Kajok
Relative by marriage, in-laws사돈Sadon
Husband's home/family시집Sijip
Parent's home/family of a married woman친정chinjeong
Parents부모Bumo
Cousin사촌Sachon
Brothers형제Hyeongje
Sisters자매Jamae
Relation친척Chincheok
House of one's wife's parents처가Cheoga
Father아버지 / 아빠Abeoji / Appa
Mother어머니 / 엄마Eomeoni / Eomma


Grand mother할머니halmeoni
Grand father할아버지harabeoji
boy's elder brotherhyeong
boy's elder sister누나nuna
girl's elder brother오빠oppa
girl's elder sister언니eonni
younger brother/sister동생dongsaeng
uncle삼촌samchon
maternal aunt이모imo
husband of one's maternal aunt이모부imobu
paternal aunt고모gomo
husband of one's paternal aunt고모부gomobu
aunt숙모sungmo
uncle숙부sukbu


Brother or Sister's husband or wife's name
EnglishHangulPronunciation
husband's elder brother아주버니ajubeoni
wife of one's elder brother형수hyeongsu
younger brother's wife (sister-in-law)제수jesu
husband of a girl's elder sister (brother-in-law)형부hyeongbu
elder sister's husband (brother-in-law)매형maehyeong


Husband's side of family
EnglishHangulPronunciation
father-in-law아버님abeonim
mother-in-law어머님eomeonim
husband's elder brother아주버니ajubeoni
brother-in-law형님hyeongnim
sister-in-law동서dongseo
brother-in-law도련님doryeonnim
brother-in-law서방님seobangnim
sister-in-law아가씨agassi


Wife's side of family
EnglishHangulPronunciation
father-in-law장인 어른jangin eoreun
mother-in-law장모님jangmonim
brother-in-law처남cheonam
wife of brother-in-law처남댁cheonamdaek
sister-in-law처제cheoje

Ok, that's all for today's lesson. If you want me to post anything, just let me know by comment. I'll read all your comment and try my best to fulfil it.

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