1st Edition

500 Common Korean Idioms

By Danielle O. Pyun Copyright 2018
    252 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    252 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    Organization of idioms 
    Presentation of idiom entries

    List of idiom entries 

    500 common Korean idioms 

    Appendix: idioms by theme


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