Korean-English dictionary

Use the search bar above to look up Korean words you want to translate in the Korean-English dictionary. If you want a word translated to Korean from English you can search for that also. The search looks for all Korean to English translations and vice versa. If there are too many results in the Korean-English dictionary you can use the filters for category, style and region to refine your search.

Search the Korean dictionary by letter

Are you trying to find a Korean word you have heard, but you don't know how it is written? By selecting a character below, you will be shown a complete list of Korean words. When you find the correct Korean expression you can follow the link to the corresponding dictionary page.

All recent contributions to the Korean-English dictionary are displayed in the table below. By clicking on verify you can let us know whether a Korean translation should be included in the dictionary or if you think it is incorrect. You also have the option of suggesting alterations to either the English or Korean entry.

We are developing the largest and most detailed free online Korean dictionary in the world. You can be a part of that effort by lending a hand with the Korean-English dictionary. For every term added, the Korean dictionary is improved and becomes more useful. The Korean-English translations become better and more diverse when more users contribute. For example, Korean words can have multiple translations depending on context. A Korean medical expression may be the same as another scientific term, but have a different translation. Any new addition to the Korean-English dictionary has to be corrected before it is fully included in the dictionary. This happens when 10 other users have voted for the translation as being accurate.
Join us and the community on bab.la by registering right now. You are awarded points for any activity where you help improve the Korean dictionary and can compete with other users in the world ranking. If you are not sure whether you got a Korean translation right, you can always post a question to other users in the Korean-English forum. In the forum, topics like grammar, translation and other subjects relating to Korean language are discussed.