Body actions

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General actions

  • 땀을 흘리다 - sweat
  • 면도(하다) <面刀> - shaving, to shave
  • 서다 - to stand
  • 숨을 쉬다 - Breathe
  • 앉다 - to sit
  • 피가 나다 / 피를 흘리다 - bleed
  • 힘 빼다 - to relax (?)
  • 쓰러지다 - to fall down
  • 숨을 참다 - hold breathe
  • 뼈가 부러지다 - to break a bone
  • 저리다 - to go numb
  • 꼬집다 - to pinch someone
  • 어깨를 으쓱하다 - to shrug one's shoulders
  • 삐다 - to sprain
  • 간질이다 - to tickle someone
  • 떨다 - to shake (from being cold or scared)
  • 때리다 - to hit someone, to strike someone
  • (잠을) 자다 - to sleep
  • 기대다 - to lean back
  • 어부바 - to give a piggy back ride

Muscles

  • flex (muscles)
  • relax (muscles)
  • squeeze (with hands)
  • tense up
  • stretch a muscle

Face and Head

  • (고개를) 끄덕이다 - nod (head)
  • 고개를 흔들다 - shake (head)
  • 귀를 막다 - plug your ears
  • 귀를 파다/ 귀를 후비다 - pick one's ear
  • 눈물을 흘리다 - to shed tears
  • 눈을 감다 - close your eyes
  • 눈을 깜박거리다 - blink
  • 눈을 뜨다 - open your eyes
  • 말하다 - speak
  • 머리를 빗다 - brush/comb your hair
  • 물다 - bite
  • 보다 - look
  • 노려보다 - to glare
  • 얼굴을 찡그리다 - frown
  • 씨익 웃다 - grin
  • 낄낄 웃다 - giggle
  • 미소짓다 - smile
  • 얼굴이 빨개지다 - turn red
  • 사시하다 - to squint
  • 실눈 뜨기 - to squint
  • 실눈으로 보다 - to squint
  • 소리지르다 - yell
  • 속삭이다 - whisper
  • 웃다 - Laugh
  • 웃다, 미소를 짓다 - Smile
  • 응시하다, 빤히 보다 - stare
  • 재채기를 하다 - sneeze
  • 코를 파다 - pick your nose
  • 코를 풀다 - blow your nose
  • 키스하다, 뽀뽀하다 - kiss
  • 트림하다 - to burp
  • (동공이) 커지다, 확장되다 - Dilate (pupil)
  • ? - peel one's lips (peel the skin off)
  • 뽑다 - pluck hair (i.e. pluck eye brows)
  • ? - to blow air
  • ? - to breathe through one's nose
  • 침을 흘리다 - to drool
  • 이를 갈다 - to grind one's teeth
  • 박치기를 하다, 머리로 받다 - to head butt
  • 중얼거리다 - to mumble
  • (여드름을, 뾰루지를) 짜다 - to pop a pimple
  • ? - to raise one's eye brows
  • 눈을 굴리다 - to roll one's eyes
  • 눈을 비비다 - to rub one's eyes
  • 코를 골다 - to snore
  • 말을 더듬다 - to stutter (when speaking)
  • 빨다 - to suck (on something)
  • 이를 닦다, 이빨을 닦다 - to brush your teeth (often pronounced as 딱다)

Arms and hands

  • 굽히다 - to bend (arm)
  • 조르다 - to choke something (with hands)
  • 때리다 - to chop (with hands)
  • 박수 치다 - to clap
  • 팔장끼다 - to cross one's arms
  • ? - to elbow someone/something
  • ? - to flick
  • 붙잡다 - to grab
  • 들다 - to hold something (for example a bag)
  • 줍다 - to pick up something
  • 찌르다 - to poke
  • 꺾다 - to pop one's knuckles
  • 치다 - to punch
  • 비비다 - to rub one's hands together
  • 짜내다 - to squeeze something
  • ? - to flip someone off (using middle finger)
  • 풀다 - to unbutton (i.e. a shirt)
  • ? - to spank someone
  • 당기다 - to pull
  • 밀다 - to push
  • 악수하다 <握手> - to shake hands
  • 할퀴다, 긁다 - scratch
  • 벗다 - take off (clothes)
  • 입다 - to put on (clothes)
  • 닦다 - to wipe
  • 마디를 깎다 - to crack one's knuckles
  • 손 흔들다 - to wave your hand
  • 손을 내밀다 - hold out one's hand
  • 들쳐 업다 - to carry someone on your shoulder
  • 안듯이 들다 - to carry someone in your arms

Legs

  • 다리 벌리다 - open/spread legs
  • 미끄러지다 - slip
  • 뛰다, 점프하다 - to jump
  • 차다 - to kick
  • 달리다, 달려가다, 뛰다, 뛰어가다 - to run
  • 걷다 - to walk
  • 다리를 꼬다 - cross legs
  • 몸을 구부리다 / 몸을 숙이다(?) - bend over
  • 무릎을 꿇다(?) - to kneel (bend knees)
  • 쪼그려 앉다 - to squat
  • 책상다리로 앉다 - to sit Indian style
  • 까치발 / 까치발로 걷다 - to tippy toe

Digestive functions and other related functions

  • 엉덩이 닦다 - to wipe your butt
  • 방귀를 뀌다 - fart (also pronounced as 방구 instead of 방귀)
  • 오줌을 누다 / 싸다 - to urinate
  • 똥을 누다/싸다 - to defecate, to take a dump

Sexual

  • 싸다 - to ejaculate (slang)
  • 임신하다 - to get pregnant
  • 출산하다 - to give birth

See also