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.
When stretching or practicing your Tae Kwon Do, you will need to know
how to count in Korean.
- Hana "Ha-na"
- Dul "Dhool"
- Set "Set"
- Net "Net"
- Dasot "Da-sut"
- Yasot "Yo-sut"
- Ilgup "Eel-gope"
- Yodol "Yo-dull"
- Ahop "Ah-hope"
- Yeol "Yull"
11 through 19, add the Korean word for 10 in front of the last
twelve is "Yull Dhool" (the Korean words for 10 and
2). Fifteen is "Yull Da-sut" (10 and 5).
- Seu-Mool "Sew-Mool"
Words or Commands:
- Kihap "Kee-yah-p" (word to use when you are kicking
or punching for power)
you - Kamsa Hamnae Da "Kamsa-ham-ni-da"
- Sabomnim "Sah-bum-nim"
(as in turn & face the Master at the end of your form) - "Ba-ro"
- Charyut "Chari-yut"
- Chagi "Cha-gee"
School - Dojang
Stance - Joon bi
Names for Tae Kwon Do Kicks:
Kick - Ap-Chagi "Ap-cha-gee"
Kick - Yeop-Chagi "Yup-cha-gee"
Kick - Dollyo-Chagi "Dole-ya-cha-gee"
Kick - Dwi-Chagi "D-we-cha-gee"
Hook Kick - Dwi Huryo Chagi
Kick - Meereo Chagi
Kick - Naeryeo Chagi
Kick - Bandal Chagi
- 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
- 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
- kwaen chanayo - That's all right
- ahlge seoyo - I understand
- moreuge seoyo - I don't understand
- chaemi isseoyo - It is fun (or interesting)!