How Do You Say “My muscles are sore.” In Korean?


After you work out in a gym or working for many hours in an office to meet a deadline, or playing with your cute nephews and nieces for many hours, you might feel your muscles aching. How would you say “My muscles are sore.” in Korean? Learn how to say that in natural Korean with 경화 선생님 through this video.

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How Do You Say “My muscles are sore.” In Korean?
  • Heather

    Why is there no “and” used between arms and legs? Are there other nouns that can be grouped together similarly or is it exclusive to arms and legs? Or is it a noun by itself that is just made up of two other nouns?

    • Some common words are grouped together. I didn’t research it myself, but it usually happens when they are used together.

      For example,
      * 전쟁은 창칼로만 하는 것이 아니다.
      -> Wars are not done only with swords and spears.

      Spears and swords are frequently used together in wars.

      As both 팔 and 다리 are used to exercise, they are grouped together without 과.

    • Heather

      I think I understand better. 감사합니다!

    • I researched it and found some words after that. The most famous one is the song name, 위아래, up and down.

      Other examples are 오른쪽왼쪽, right and left, 가로세로(horizontal and vertical), etc.

  • Bahti Tashpaev

    어제 헬스장에 다녀왔는데, 온몸이가 너무 욱신거려요….

    • KyungHwa Sun

      ㅎㅎㅎ 온몸이가 –> 온몸이 😉