How To Say Head in Korean

Korean Word of the Day: How to say Head in Korean

Head in Korean

In yesterday’s KWotD lesson, we looked at the Korean word for ‘fish’ so if you missed that one, be sure to check it out if you don’t know it already! But today is another day and another day means a new lesson and in this one, we will learn how to say ‘head’ in Korean. This is another very important and frequently used word and to say this we use:



(in Hangul: 머리)


You can use this word in a large variety of ways, so we will just head right in to the examples.



Ex. 1

그는 머리가 좋아요.

[keu-neun meo-ri-ga joh-a-yo.]

=He is smart.

*This sentence literally translates to ‘his head is good,’ but the true meaning is ‘he is smart.’


Ex. 2

머리가 나빠요.

[meo-ri-ga na-bba-yo.]

= (He is) slow at understanding / (He is) dumb.

 *The literal meaning here is the opposite of Ex.1 i.e. ‘(his) head is bad.’


Ex. 3

머리가 아파요.

[meo-ri-ga app-a-yo.]

= My head hurts. / I have headache.


Ex. 4

머리를 잘랐어요.

[meo-ri-reul jall-ass-eo-yo.]

= I cut my hair.

*Note that individual hairs are called 머리카락 (meo-ri-ka-rak) but when you refer to the the entire group of hairs on your head, you use the word 머리 (meo-ri).



For more lessons like this, check out our Korean word of the day archive.

As usual we reocmmend that you learn hangul if you are serious about learning Korean if you haven’t already done so. It is much easier than you probably think and, believe it or not, it will only take you a few days to be able to read the entire alphabet. So what are you waiting for?

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By: Kimchi Cloud

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