[KWotD] How To Say House in Korean

how to say house in korean

House In Korean

In our last Korean Word of the Day, we learned the word for ‘car’ in Korean as well as how to use it in a sentence. Today feels like a good day for another basic words and so we will take a look at how to say house in Korean. For this, you use the word:



In Hangul: 집


Now what is probably good to know is the Korean view of what a house is. To put it simply, this word is used to express the place in which you live. In other words – home. So if you live in a small shoebox, that is your ‘jib’ (집). If you live in an apartment, that is your ‘jib’. If you live in a mansion, that is your ‘jib’.

Another thing you should be aware of is that in Korean, you don’t say ‘my house/home’ (‘ne jib’/내 집), but instead you say  ‘our house/homeㅙ’. (‘uuri jib’/우리 집).

So let’s put this word into context by using some examples.



Ex. 1

에 가다

[jib-e ka-da]

=To go home. (dictionary form)


Ex. 2

을 사다.

[jib-eul sa-da].

= to buy a house (dictionary form)

Ex. 3

우리 은 신촌에 있어요.

[uuri jib-eun sin-chon-e iss-eo-yo].

= My house is in Sinchon

For more basic Korean lessons like this one, make sure to check out our Korean word of the day archive.

And as usual, if you haven’t already done so, we recommend that you learn hangul if you are serious about learning Korean.  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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