Foods/Terms

The words with the single vowel "a" are pronounced like the vowel "o" in "mom" or "pond". For example, potato means, "kam-ja" in Korean. The "a" is pronounced as written above. The single vowel "o" is pronounced like "oh".

English
Korean
Korean Pronunciation
Spicy 매운 mae-oon
Salty jjan
Sweet dan
Bland 싱거운 shing-gaw-oon
Sour shin
Bitter sseun
Hot 뜨거운 ddeu-gaw-oon
Cold chan
Restaurant 식당 shik-dang
Food 음식 eum-shik
Drink or beverage 음료수 eum-nyo soo
Water mool
Tea cha
Beer 맥주 maek-joo
Alcohol sool
Chopsticks 젓가락 cheot-ka-rak
Fork 포크 poke
Spoon 스픈 spoon
Knife kal
Rice bap
Spicy fermented cabbage 김치 kimchi
Bean sprouts 콩나물 kong-na-mool
Potato 감자 kam-ja
Cucumber 오이 oh-e
Spinach 시금치 shi-geum-chi
Egg 계란 kae-ran
Lettuce 상추 sang-choo
Vegetable 야채 ya-chae
Meat 고기 gogi
Beef 소고기 so-gogi
Chicken dak
Pork 돼지고기 dwae-ji gogi
Mushroom 버섯 paw-sawt
Onion 양파 yang-pa
Green onion pa
Ginseng 인삼 in-sam
Carrot 당근 dang-geun
Garlic 마늘 ma-neul
Green pepper 피망 pee-mang
Hot pepper 고추 go-choo


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