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1st Edition

500 Common Korean Idioms

ISBN 9781138698284
Published December 14, 2017 by Routledge
252 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

500 Common Korean Idioms is a useful learner’s tool that presents the 500 most commonly used Korean idioms in a clear and easy-to-follow manner.

Structured with practicality in mind, the book presents:

  • idioms with their literal and natural translations;
  • usage notes describing the meaning, typical use, and any related cultural topic;
  • several example sentences providing context and showing appropriate use of each idiom;
  • important vocabulary and expressions highlighted in each chapter for review;
  • an MP3 file for each idiom (online).

Suitable for intermediate to advanced learners of Korean, 500 Common Korean Idioms provides a step-by-step approach to gaining greater fluency through a grasp of the most common idioms in the language.

Table of Contents


Organization of idioms 
Presentation of idiom entries

List of idiom entries 

500 common Korean idioms 

Appendix: idioms by theme

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Danielle O. Pyun is Associate Professor of Korean at the Ohio State University, USA.