Halloween Vocab!

In Korea, Halloween is mostly just parties celebrated in the touristy areas ~ (it’s getting more popular, but otherwise isn’t widely celebrated)

요괴
yokai

귀신
ghost (that resembles a human in appearance)

유령
ghost (not human like in appearance)

잭오랜턴
jack o lantern

괴물
monster

흡혈귀
vampire

사체
corpse

호박 / 늙은호박
pumpkin

흉가
haunted house

박쥐
bat

마술
magic (the magic humans actually do)

마술사
real world magicians

마법
magic / spell (like in fairy tales)

마법사
wizard

마녀
witch/sorceress

물약 / 묘약
potion
(noun+의 물약/묘약 사랑의 묘약 love potion / 마법의 물약 magic potion)

인어
mermaid


dragon

일각수 / 유니콘
unicorn

묘지
graveyard / cemetary

할로윈
halloween

묘비
headstone / tombstone

빨아먹다
for vampires sucking.. its a mix of “suck” and “eat”

무섭다 / 두렵다
scary / frightening

좀비
zombie

골격
skeleton

늑대 인간
were wolf (wolf+human)

examples corrected by a native:

흡혈귀가 누군가를 물면 물린 사람도 흡혈귀가 될 거예요
-> If a vampire bites someone, they will also become a vampire

흡혈귀가 우리 엄마 피를 다 빨아먹었어요
-> A vampire drained my mom / My mom was drained by a vampire

사체에 피가 남아 있지 않았어요
-> The body was drained of it’s blood
(no blood remained in the body)

유령 때문에 깜짝 놀랐어요
-> I was scared by a ghost
(startled because of a ghost)

마녀는 검은 고양이를 키워요
Witches have (raise) black cats

밤에 묘지에서 산책하면 괴물을 볼 수도 있어요
If you walk through a graveyard at night, you might see monsters

제가 마녀가 될 수 있을까요?
Could I become a witch?

흡혈귀는 박쥐가 될 수 없어요
Vampires can’t turn into bats

보름달이 뜨면 늑대인간은 늑대로 변해요
Werewolves take on their wolf form during a full moon
(When the full moon rises, werewolves change into wolf )

좀비 죽이려면 머리에 쏘아야 돼요
You have to shoot a zombie in the head to kill it
(If you want to kill a zombie, you must shoot it in the head)

좀비한테 물리거나 긁히면 좀비가 될 거예요
If you are scratched or bitten by a zombie, you will turn into one
(긁다 to scratch) (긁히다 to be scratched)

Satyanghae

Shelbi

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