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KOREAN TERMINOLOGY
Here is a list of the essential Tae Kwon Do numbers, words, commands and terminology that you will need as you learn this martial art. Surprise your Tae Kwon Do Master by speaking Korean! Also many schools require you to know & speak these basic Taekwondo words & terms in order to receive your belts.
We also have for purchase Basic Korean Terminology CDs for only $10 each.
Numbers: When stretching or practicing your Tae Kwon Do, you will need to know how to count in Korean.
  • One - Hana "Ha-na"
  • Two - Dul "Dhool"
  • Three - Set "Set"
  • Four - Net "Net"
  • Five - Dasot "Da-sut"
  • Six - Yasot "Yo-sut"
  • Seven - Ilgup "Eel-gope"
  • Eight - Yodol "Yo-dull"
  • Nine - Ahop "Ah-hope"
  • Ten - Yeol "Yull"
  • For 11 through 19, add the Korean word for 10 in front of the last number.
  • Therefore, twelve is "Yull Dhool" (the Korean words for 10 and 2). Fifteen is "Yull Da-sut" (10 and 5).
  • Twenty - Seu-Mool "Sew-Mool"
Korean Words or Commands:
  • Yell - Kihap "Kee-yah-p" (word to use when you are kicking or punching for power)
  • Thank you - Kamsa Hamnae Da "Kamsa-ham-ni-da"
  • Master - Sabomnim "Sah-bum-nim"
  • Return (as in turn & face the Master at the end of your form) - "Ba-ro"
  • Bow - Kyungnet
  • Attention - Charyut "Chari-yut"
  • Punch - Chirugi
  • Kick - Chagi "Cha-gee"
  • Uniform - Dobok
  • Taekwondo School - Dojang
  • Ready Stance - Joon bi
Korean Names for Tae Kwon Do Kicks:
  • Front Kick - Ap-Chagi "Ap-cha-gee"
  • Side Kick - Yeop-Chagi "Yup-cha-gee"
  • Roundhouse Kick - Dollyo-Chagi "Dole-ya-cha-gee"
  • Back Kick - Dwi-Chagi "D-we-cha-gee"
  • Spinning Hook Kick - Dwi Huryo Chagi
  • Push Kick - Meereo Chagi
  • Axe Kick - Naeryeo Chagi
  • Crescent Kick - Bandal Chagi
Common Phrases:
  • ye - yes (also "ne")
  • anio - no
  • kahm sa hamnida - thank you
  • komap sumnida - less formal form of "thank you"
  • cheon maeneyo - you're welcome (literally "Don't mention it!")
  • cheuk ka hamnida - congratulations!
  • ahnyong hasimnika - How are you? (literally "Are you well?" or "Are you at peace?")
  • ahnyong hasayo - less formal form of "How are you?"
  • yoboseyo - hello (used on the phone or to get someone's attention; literally "Please look here!")
  • ahnyonghee gasipsiyo - good-bye (to the person who is leaving); literally "Go in peace!"
  • ahnyonghee gyesipsiyo - good-bye (to the person who is staying); literally "Stay in peace!"
  • ahnyonghee gasayo - less formal form of "good-bye" (to the person who is leaving)
  • ahnyonghee gyesayo - less formal form of "good-bye" (to the person who is staying)
  • pangap seumnida - Pleased to meet you!
  • toh poepkeseoyo - See you later!
  • eoseo osayo - Welcome!
  • choesong hamnida - I'm sorry
  • mian hamnida - less formal form of "I'm sorry!"
  • shillye hamnida - Excuse me! (asking forgiveness for an impolite act)
  • kwaen chanayo - That's all right
  • ahlge seoyo - I understand
  • moreuge seoyo - I don't understand
  • chaemi isseoyo - It is fun (or interesting)!
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