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Planet Names in Korean | Space Korean Vocab

안녕하세요 여러분! I'm koreanstudyjunkie. In this post, I have made a list of space related vocabulary words in Korean, including planets.

It's hard to find vocabulary words on niche topics in Korean, unless you make your own vocab list through reading and listening to these kinds of subjects. However, I'm trying my best to also make vocab lists on niche topics - not that space is super niche.


행성 - planet

왜행성 - dwarf planet

달 - moon

지구 - earth

화성 - mars

수성 - mercury

목성 - jupiter

금성 - venus

토성 saturn

천왕성 - uranus

해왕성 - neptune

명왕성 - pluto


태양계 - solar system

별- star 

별자리 - constellation

별똥별 - shooting star

해 (native korean) - sun (used when speaking)

태양 (sino korean) - sun

궤도 - orbit

우주 - universe / space

성간우주 / 성간공간 - interstellar space

은하수 - milky way   

은하계 - galaxy

외계인 - alien

외계생물 - extraterrestrial life

혜성 - comet

소행성 - asteroid

소행성대 - asteroid belt

유성 - meteor

유성우 - meteor shower

유성체 - meteoroid

운석 - meteorite

블랙홀 - black hole

대폭발 / 빅뱅 - big bang

일식 - solar eclipse

월식 - lunar eclipse

광년 - light year

성운 - nebula

오존층 - ozone layer


미국항공우주국 (나사) - nasa

한국항공우주연구원 - kari (korea aerospace research institute) for short, 카리 or 항우연

우주 비행사 - astronaut

우주인 - astronaut

우주 정거장 - space station

우주선 - spaceship

로켓 - rocket

위성 - satellite

천체물리학 - astro-physics

천문학 - astronomy

천문학자 - astronomer

천문관 - planetarium

전망대 - observatory

망원경 - telescope

미확인 비행 물체 - UFO (Koreans also say “UFO” in Konglish)


I usually search tumblr for vocabulary lists like this! In the future, you can add tumblr to your searches on google to find more vocab lists that you may be looking for.


Hopefully this post helped you out a bit! I have more vocabulary lists on if you're looking for more.

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