해 – How To Say Sun in Korean

how to say sun in korean

Sun in Korean

In this lesson, we will learn how to say “sun” in Korean. There are two words that we use but one is more common and suitable for everyday situations and that word is:

 

hae

in Hangul: 해

= Sun

 

Pretty easy right? Just one syllable. Remember, however, that knowing one word on its own without any context won’t help you speak better, so to really learn the word. you need to know how it’s used in a sentence, so make sure to check out the sample sentences below.

But wait! If you’re into Kpop and Big Bang, you’re probably familiar with Taeyang, and you might have heard that his name also means “sun” in Korean. This brings us to the more scientific version:

 

taeyang

in Hangul: 태양

= Sun

 

So while both of these words translate to “sun”, the first one is more “everyday” and the latter is used in more “scientific” contexts and also to make it sound more “dramatic”. Furthermore, “taeyang” (태양) is Sino-Korean (meaning that it comes from the Chinese language) and literally translates to”Big Star”, and “hae” (해) is pure/native Korean. Generally speaking, “taeyang” (태양) refers to the specific star in our solar system, while “hae” (해) is used for the yellow blob we look up to in the sky.

 

 

Examples

Ex. 1

해가 뜨다

[hae-ga ddeu-da]

= The sun rises (dictionary form)

Ex. 2

해가 지다

[hae-ga ji-da]

= The sun sets (dictionary form)

Ex. 3

태양 에너지

[tae-yang e-neo-ji]

= solar energy

 

This brings us to the end of this lesson. Check out our Korean Word of the Day archive for more articles of this kind. Please like or share if you found it useful, and if you have any questions or comments, make sure to leave a note below and we will do our best to help you out!

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