Some verbs have a noun and a verb form, in this case it will be written like this: noun form(하다 or another verb ending) with the first definition being the noun form and the second usually being the verb form. If the noun form has a Chinese character, then it will be noun form(하다 or another verb ending) <Chinese character>. Note the Chinese characters correspond to the noun or the stem of the verb and also you can click on the Chinese characters to explore their respective vocabulary page. If you are confused about the whole Chinese character thing, check out the section Hanja.
| 입구 <入口> - entrance
|| There is no verb form.|
입 = 入, 구 = 口
| 선택(하다) <選擇> - choice, selection, to choose, to select
|| 선택 is the noun form (choice, selection).|
선택하다 is the verb form (to choose, to select)
선 = 選, 택 = 擇
|도망(치다) <逃亡> - escape, to escape
||도망 is the noun form (escape). |
도망치다 is the verb form (to escape).
도 = 逃, 망 = 亡
| 육개장 <肉―醬> - the name of a Korean spicy beef stew
|| If there are dashes before or after the Chinese characters, then that means there is no Chinese character representation for it. In this case 개 is not derived from a Chinese character and has no representation, so it has a ― in its place. Do not confuse ― for 一)
We need people to make the vocabulary pages very in-depth and informative. For example, if there are multiple Korean words for one English word, please state the difference, which one is used more, whether it is formal or informal, etc.
Some basic ways to contribute:
- Proofread the pages we already have and check for mistakes.
- Add more examples to our Chinese roots section.
- Each Chinese roots page should have all its hanja characters on its page. If there are some missing, please add the missing characters. For example, there are five character representations for 입. If the page only had 入, 立, 笠, then you could add the other two characters 粒, 卄 on 입's page. Some characters can have 40+ representations. If you do not know any examples for a character, just leave it and let someone else add an example in the future.
Guidelines for Editing
You can find all the information needed to create or edit vocabulary pages here.
Please remember, we are NOT looking to become a dictionary. We have therefore decided not to create a comprehensive vocabulary list. Instead, we focus on learning vocabulary in context where it will be useful. Rather than individual vocabulary pages, we focus on subjects. If there are complicated words or similar words that need more in-depth explanation, add each word's category.
Vocabulary Page Standards
- You can download the full and complete vocab. list here. .zip in .odt format - Compiled by: Maikeul
- Please link the Chinese characters in the <> brackets. We have decided to no longer link the Korean syllables. Also, do not capitalize the first word after the dash unless it needs to be.
- For example: 입구 <入口> - entrance
Pages in Need of Work
The following pages need work: