Korean Dictionary

Below we have defined Korean words and how to pronounce them.  Impress your Korean friends with your interest and knowledge!

Food words

Bean sprouts - Mung bean sprouts and soy bean sprouts are used in different dishes.

Baechu (bay-choo) - Napa cabbage.

Bindaedok (bin-day-dock) - Korean pancake.

Bob (pop) - Cooked rice.

Bulgogi (bull-go-key) - Korean seasoned beef.  Thinly sliced, marinated, and stir fried.

Deageegogi (day-chee-go-key) - Pork.

Dok (dock) - Pressed rice.  There are different types of dok, some are filled with sweet fillings and others are plain rice.  The dok used in soups is pressed white rice cut into thin oval slices.

Dok guk (dock gook) - Korean soup made from boiled beef with dok, green onions, sliced kim, and mandu added.

Guk (gook) - Soup.  Koreans enjoy many kinds of soups.

Kim - Dried seaweed in flat sheets.  Roasted kim is used to make kimbob.

Kimbob (kim-bob) - Korean rolls.  Rice rolled around cooked vegetables and meat.

Kimchi (kim-chee) - Spicy Korean cabbage (baechu).  Enjoyed as a side dish by all Koreans.

Kong (kohng) - Soy beans.

Mandu (mahn-doo) - Meat and vegetable mixture wrapped in a round flour sheet and steamed or fried.  Called Yaki mandu (yah-key mahn-doo) when it is deep fried.

Mu (moo) - Korean form of rutabaga.  Koreans prepare mu in several different ways.  Noran mu (no-rahn moo) is yellow colored pickled and sweetened mu.  Kakdugi (cock-doo-key) is similar to kimchi but is prepared with mu instead of baechu.

Myun (myuhn) - Noodles.

Namul (nah-mool) - Vegetables.

Ramen (rah-myun) - Spicy Korean noodles.

Sogogi (so-go-key) - Beef.

Takgogi (tahk-go-key) - Chicken meat.

Tangmen (tahng-myun) - Korean noodles made from sweet potato starch, these are almost clear.