Red - for the Romanized word
Blue - for the Korean/Hangeul characters
Black - for the meaning
Soju 소주 - native Korean distilled alcohol
Makkoli 막걸리 - traditional rice wine
Baekhwaju 백화주 - wine made of 100 varieties of flowers
Baekseju 백세주 - known as -100 years wine-
Mayuju 마유주 - wine made of horse milk
Kimchi 김치 - National dish of Korea.
Bulgogi 불고기 - marinated spicy beef
Bap 밥 - cooked Korean white rice
Kimbap 김밥 - dried seaweed rolls with rice
Bokkeum 볶음 - stir fried food (food can be anything
Nakjibokkeum 낙지볶음 - stir-fried baby Octopus eaten during early srping
Jeongol 전골 - Korean Hot pot
Important Korean National Celebrations
Sollal 설날 or Gujeong 구정 - Korean New Year's day, the most important occasion in Korea
Chuseok 추석 or Hangawi 한가위 - Midautumn Festival, the traditional Harvest Festival
Gaecheonjeol 개천절 - Heaven Opened Day- National Foundation Day of Korea
Cheongwadae 청와대 - The Blue House, the residence of the South Korean President (like the U.S.A.'s White House)
Yakhonsik 약혼식 - korean engagement ceremony
Bujogeum 부조금 - monetary wedding gift
Chukka 축가 - wedding song
Jangmonim 장모님- mother-in-law (mother of bride)
Sieomeoni 시어머니- mother-in-law (mother of groom)
Sosim 소심 / sosimhada 소심하다 - someone who is timid or cautious, but can also mean the kind of person who easily gets upset against another, and can also mean someone who dwells in the past and thinks about a long forgotten issue
Jeong 정 - very strong feelings towards something (this is word is very complicated and hard to explain since it has a psychological context)
Han 한 - sadness that is so deep that affects both emotion and state of mind (another difficult word to explain)
Chaebol/Jaebol 재본 - Korean term for aconglomerate of manycompanies clustered around one parent company. The companies usually holdshares in each other and are often run by one family.
New Additions 2012
Gosa 고사 - Shamanic sacrificial offering to spirits when starting a new business or buying something new. A boiled hog's head is set on the table which serves as an altar.
More to be added. Suggestions are welcome.
Edited by WaGGy 데미, 20 Mar 12 - 02:47 PM.