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

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귀신

ghost (that resembles a human)

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유령

ghost (not human like)

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잭오랜턴

jack o lantern

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괴물

monster

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흡혈귀

vampire

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사체

corpse

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호박 / 늙은호박

pumpkin

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흉가

haunted house

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박쥐

bat

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마술

magic (the magic humans actually do)

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마술사

real world magicians

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마법

magic / spell (like in fairy tales)

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마법사

wizard

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마녀

witch/sorceress

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물약 / 묘약

potion

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

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인어

mermaid

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dragon

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일각수 / 유니콘

unicorn

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묘지

graveyard / cemetary

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할로윈

halloween

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묘비

headstone / tombstone

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빨아먹다

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

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무섭다 / 두렵다

scary / frightening

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좀비

zombie

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골격

skeleton

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늑대 인간

were wolf (wolf+human)

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examples corrected by a native

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흡혈귀가 누군가를 물면 물린 사람도 흡혈귀가 될 거예요

-> If a vampire bites someone, they will also become a vampire

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흡혈귀가 우리 엄마 피를 다 빨아먹었어요

-> A vampire drained my mom / My mom was drained by a vampire

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사체에 피가 남아 있지 않았어요

-> The body was drained of it’s blood

(no blood remained in the body)

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유령 때문에 깜짝 놀랐어요

-> I was scared by a ghost

(startled because of a ghost)

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마녀는 검은 고양이를 키워요

Witches have (raise) black cats

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밤에 묘지에서 산책하면 괴물을 볼 수도 있어요

If you walk through a graveyard at night, you might see monsters

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제가 마녀가 될 수 있을까요?

Could I become a witch?

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흡혈귀는 박쥐가 될 수 없어요

Vampires can’t turn into bats

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보름달이 뜨면 늑대인간은 늑대로 변해요

Werewolves take on their wolf form during a full moon

(When the full moon rises, werewolves change into wolf )

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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)

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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)

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Published by Satyanghae Korean (Hannah & Shelbi)

We are just 3 students who wish to share the love and joy of learning Korean through lesson posts and translations! We are doing this for fun, based on our experience and questions we ask native speakers. We are not fluent! Just passionate  ~ Hannah, Shelbi, and Jordan

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