80 Cute Korean Phrases for Any Romantic Situation

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cute korean phrases can help you find love in korea

How to Talk to Your Partner in Korean

Love is a beautiful thing. And it’s even more beautiful if you can express it in Korean. Whether you’re on a date, or you’ve been dating your Korean sweetheart for a while, you should always try to show them how much they mean to you. Luckily, the best way to do that is to master a few cute Korean phrases. Use this the phrases in the post to enhance your vocabulary, and woo your date in Korean.

Cute Korean Phrases

“Aegyo” is a cute display of affection in Korea. Understanding “cute” and its role in roman is vital to Korean dating culture. If your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to be “aegyo” with you, you’ll need more than the Korean word for love. You’ll need an entire vocabulary list of cute Korean phrases. Use the words below to express your love and get all kinds of cute in Korean. 

English
Korean (한국어)
Romanization
You are handsome!
잘 생겼어요!
jal saenggyeosseoyo!
You are pretty!
예쁘네요!
yeppeuneyo!
You are charming!
매력적이네요!
maeryeokjeogineyo!
You are so cute!
너무 귀여워요!
neomu gwiyeowoyo!
You are incredible
대단해요!
daedanhaeyo!
You look great!
멋지네요!
meotjineyo!
You are the woman of my dreams
내가 꿈꾸던 여자예요
naega kkumkkudeon yeojayeyo
You are the man of my dreams
내가 꿈꾸던 남자예요
naega kkumkkudeon namjayeyo
You make a good first impression!
첫 인상이 좋네요!
cheot insangi jonneyo!
You are so sweet!
정말 친절하네요!
jeongmal chinjeolhaneyo!
I like you
너를 좋아해
Neo-reul Joa-hae
I’ve got a crush on you
너에게 반했어
Neo-ege banhaesseo
Everything alright?
별일 없지?
Byeolil eobji?
I love you more than anything
당신을 그 어떤 것보다도 더 사랑해요
Dangshin-eul geu eotteon geot bodado deo saranghaeyo
Everything alright?
별일 없지?
Byeolil eobji?
I think of you as more than a friend
나는 너를 친구 이상으로 생각해
Naneun neoreul chingu isangeuro saengakhae
Will you be my Valentine(girlfriend or boyfriend)?
나랑 사귈래?
Narang saguillae?
I Love you
사랑해
Sarang-hae
Can I hug you?
안아도 돼?
Anado dwe?
Can I Kiss you?
키스해도 돼?
Kiss-haedo dwe?
I miss you
보고 싶어
Bogo Sipheo
Stay here with me
내 곁에 있어줘
Nae gyeote isseo jweo
I love you to death
죽을 만큼 사랑해
Chugeul mankeum saranghae
I’m yours
난 네꺼야
Nan Ne-kkeoya
Your make-up looks nice
화장 잘 받았다
hwa-jang-jal-ba-jut-dah
Will you marry me?
나랑 결혼할래?
Narang gyeor-hon hallae?
Come closer
더 가까이 와요
deo gakka-i wayo
I love you to the moon and back
하늘만큼 땅만큼 사랑해
Haneul mankeum tang mankeum saranghae

cute korean phrases include the korean word for love

How to Refer to Your Significant Other in Korean

How do you call your boyfriend or girlfriend in a cute way in Korean? If he or she is of the same age, then you can call them by name. You may use “오빠 – Oppa” (to older boyfriend) or “누나 – Nuna” (to older girlfriend) when you are in love with someone older than you. And if you feel love, then you can use “여보 – yeobo” (honey) or “자기야 – Jagiya” (darling).

English
Korean (한국어)
Romanization
Boyfriend
남자친구
Namja-chingu
Girlfriend
여자친구
Yeoja-chingu
Date(romantic)
데이트
De-i-t
Blind date
소개팅
Sogaeting
You are beautiful
예뻐요
Yeppeoyo
You are handsome
잘 생겼어요
Jal saengyeo-sseoyo
Engagement
약혼
Yakhon
Marriage
결혼
Kyeor-hon

korean dating culture has a lot of ways to say i love you

Affectionate Korean Love Phrases

When you’re in the mood to let that special someone know that you care about them, you need to start thinking more outside of the box. These affectionate Korean love phrase really help illustrate how much you care the love in your life.

English
Korean (한국어)
Romanization
You mean so much to me
당신은 나에게 무척 소중해요
Dangsineun naege mucheok sojunghaeyo
You make me want to be a better man
당신 덕분에 난 더 좋은 사람이 되고 싶어졌어요
Dangsin deokbune nan deo joeun sarami doego sipeojyeoseoyo
You are my sunshine, my love
내 사랑 당신은 내 행복의 근원이에요
Nae sarang dangsineun nae haengbogui geunwonieyo
Words can’t describe my love for you
말은 당신을 위한 내 사랑을 설명 할 수 없습니다
Mareun dangsineul wihan nae sarangeul seolmyeong hal su eopseumnida
We were meant to be together
우리는 천생연분이야
Urineun cheonsaengyeonbuniya

Cute Korean Phrases to Show Your Love

Sometimes you just want to show someone you care. These expressions are in 반말 (banmal) language because they are likely to be used with a partner or someone close to you. They’re sure to warm your partner or close friend’s heart. And, yes. It’s time to drop the L-Bomb in Korean!

cute and affectionate korean love phrases

English
Korean (한국어)
Romanization
I miss you
보고 싶어
bogo sipeo
I like you
좋아해
joahae
I like you a lot
많이 좋아해
mani joahae
I want to see you
보고 싶어
bogo sipeo
I love you
사랑해
saranghae
I love you a lot
많이 사랑해
mani saranghae
I love you too
나도 사랑해
nado saranghae
Give me a hug!
안아 줘!
ana jwo!
I want to hug you
안아주고 싶어
anajugo sipeo
I will give you a hug
안아줄게
anajulge
I want to kiss you
뽀뽀하고 싶어
ppoppohago sipeo
Kiss me please
뽀뽀해 줘
ppoppohae jwo
I want to be with you
같이 있고 싶어
gachi itgo sipeo
I miss your smile
미소가 정말 그리워
misoga jeongmal geuriwo
I would like to spend more time with you
너랑 더 오래 같이 있고 싶어
neorang deo orae gachi itgo sipeo

Heart-to-Heart Korean Expressions

Sometimes, you just gotta put it all out there, especially when the L-Word just doesn’t cut it anymore. These phrases will help you tell that special someone just how much you care. Just be careful with the last one…

say cute korean phrases with your love

English
Korean (한국어)
Romanization
It was love at first sight
첫눈에 반했어
cheonnune banhaesseo
I’m touched
감동 받았어
gamdong badasseo
I love you with all my heart
진심으로 사랑해
jinsimeuro saranghae
I love you more than you know
생각하고 있는 것 이상으로 사랑해
saenggakago inneun geot isangeuro saranghae
I love you more than words can express
말로 표현할 수 없을 만큼 사랑해
mallo pyohyeonhal su eopseul mankeum saranghae
I love you more and more everyday
시간이 지날수록 더 사랑해
sigani jinalsurok deo saranghae
You don’t know how much I love you
내가 얼마나 사랑하는지 모를 거야
naega eolmana saranghaneunji moreul geoya
I’m crazy about you
너에게 반했어
neoege banhaesseo
I’m yours
나는 니꺼야
naneun nikkeoya
We’re a match made in heaven
우리는 천생연분이야
urineun cheonsaengyeonbuniya
Let’s get married
나랑 결혼 해줘
narang gyeolhon haejwo

love in korean has many words

Korean Love Words

Here’s a list of common words that you’ll hear in Korean dating, from cute words to serious lifelong commitments. This vocabulary will be extremely useful when you’re dating in Korea.

English
Korean (한국어)
Romanization
baby
자기
jagi
honey
여보
yeobo
secret crush
짝사랑
jjaksarang
couple
커플
keopeul
kiss (quick peck)
뽀뽀
ppoppo
kiss
키스
kiseu
blind date for marriage
맞선
matseon
group date
미팅
miting
lover
연인
yeonin
love
사랑
sarang
boyfriend or girlfriend
애인
aein
engagement
약혼
yakon
remarriage
재혼
jaehon

Learn Korean for more Cute Phrases

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