10 Korean Expressions for Flavors with Various Meanings

Target level

TTMIK Levels 4-6

What can you achieve through this course?

  • Learn to express flavors with delicate words and expressions
  • Learn to express textures with the most natural Korean words
  • Broaden your vocabulary by learning the expanded meanings of Korean expressions for flavors and how they are used in daily life
  • Learn relevant grammar points and pronunciation rules





Course language


What can you find inside the course?

  • 11 video lesson and lesson notes with more detailed explanation
  • 2 lessons for review quizzes

Table of contents

  1. 맵다 - to be spicy
  2. 짜다 - to be salty
  3. 싱겁다 - to be bland
  4. 달다 - to be sweet
  5. 쓰다 - to be bitter
  6. Review Session (Lessons 1-5)
  7. 고소하다 - to be nutty + α
  8. 느끼하다 - to be greasy
  9. 담백하다 - to be mild-tasting
  10. 떫다 - to be astringent
  11. 시원하다 - to be cool
  12. Review Session (Lessons 7-11)
  13. 식감 - Textures in Korean

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  1. Farah Genot,

    This course was very interesting ! Thank you so much!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사합니다 😄

  2. Ian Paul B. Saligumba,

    I like this course! Can’t wait to travel to Korea and use these words to describe the Korean food that I will try. Btw the certificate is empty.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for the heads up!
      We will look into this matter. We appreciate your patience.

  3. Marie,

    Great course!👏👏 the acid taste is missing?…신맛/시다

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your feedback!

  4. Carissa,

    This course was really interesting! I love learning the nuances between the different words. They really spice up Korean language (pun intended)!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Glad you enjoyed the course!

  5. Michael,

    Just watched the first lesson, really enjoyed it… really informative interesting and good explanation
    Thank you 🙏🏼🙂

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your words! Enjoy studying Korean with us. 🙂

  6. Laura Weber You,

    Since soda has a bit of a “bite” can it also be considered 매워요? For example, I know some people just can’t stand the feeling of carbonated drinks on their tongue.

    • Yeji Kim,

      Hi, Laura! You can’t use 매워요 for soda because ‘맵다’ means to have a tangy taste like “red peppers”. For soda, we use the word ‘톡 쏘다’. For example, you can say “톡 쏘는 맛이 나서 탄산음료를 못 마셔요. (I can’t drink carbonated drinks because of the sharp sensation)”

  7. Ben Hinrichsen,

    Very informative videos. A lot of these things I just don’t hear enough to learn them on my own but using these lessons I can add some native like meanings to my Korean – spice it up – Also it was fun to go through lesson review quizzes to make sure what I learned is sticking.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for studying with us. You should try to use those expressions when you meet Korean speakers. 🙂

  8. Afifa Ulfa,


    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for studying with us!