How to express feelings /surprise in korean?

If you say surprise in Korean while talking to native Koreans then they will think your Korean language ability is good and amazed by you. There are many expressions or feelings we have already talked about in this website (행복해요 Happy, 슬퍼요 Sad, 화가 나요 Angry, 심심해요 Bored,무서워요 Scared, 피곤해요 Tired, 아파요 Sad, 만족스러워요 Satisfied, 배고파요 Hungry) but this time we will talk about surprise in the Korean language.

What is suprise in korean?

The dictionary form of a surprise in Korean is 놀람(nollam)/ 놀라움 (nollaum) and 놀라운 사건 (nollaun sageon) also mean surprise, wonderment. 놀라다 (nollada), 놀라게 하다 (nollage hada) is a verb form of surprise, astonish.

You can express surprise by adding 군요 or -구나 after verb stem.
You really do love movies, don’t you? 정말 영화를 좋아하시는 군요.

You can express surprise by adding -네요 after verb stem.
맛있네요! (Mashineyo!) its delicious.
한국말 잘 하시네요! (Hangukmar jal hashineyo) -You speak Korean so well!

surprise in Korean list

There are many ways to express surprise feelings in Korean. For example-

깜짝


It is pronounced as gamchak and it is the most common way to say surprised in Korean. When you surprise Korean they will say 깜짝 or 깜짝이야.
깜짝 놀라게 하다 is another way of saying surprise in Korean.

아이고/아이구!

It is pronounced as Aaigo/Aaigu. It is mainly used by older females. The actual meaning is OOPS, ohh but it is also used to express surprise in Korean.

It is pronounced like ‘Hull’. Its meaning is OMG! This slang is used to express mild surprise or shock.

뭐/뭐라고?

It is pronounced as Mwo/Mworago? The actual meaning of 뭐/뭐라고 is what? or what did you say?. 뭐/뭐라고 are also used to express feelings of surprise in Korean.

네?

It is pronounced as Ne. 네 means yes and with question mark 네? means what? or what did you say? in korean. 네 is also used to express feelings of surprise in Korean.

대박!


It is pronounced like Daebak. The actual meaning of daebak is cool/ big win/ wow etc. but it is also used to express feelings of surprise in Korean.

pleasant surprise 기쁜 놀람
놀랐는 걸! (nollassneun geol!) What a surprise!
깜짝 선물이 있어요. (kkamjjak sonmuri issoyo) – There’s a surprise present.