The longest list of fruits in Korean

Did you learn how to say the names of common vegetables in Korean, yet? Or are you more fond of fruit? A fruitarian, perhaps? 🍓😋❤️ Then knowing the names of fruits is essential for survival. [Additionally, you might want to learn Korean names of seeds, e.g. cereals and beans or nuts.]

Fruits are Korea’s traditional dessert – naturally vegan🌱 and gluten-free🚫🌾! Ironically and sadly, they are often more expensive than processed sweets in Korea… They are indeed valuable treats which are packed with vitamins and energy! The diversity of fruits on earth seems endless! And the Korean peninsula houses its own fruit varieties as well as native wild fruits. What’s your favorite fruit? Wonder whether it is available in Korea or too exotic? ❓ Let’s hear about it! ❗️ Comment below or send me a message!

Below vocabulary list provides the names of fruits in Korean language. 🗒🍎🇰🇷🇰🇵 The structure of this extensive list is based largely on the type of fruit, so you will find fruits grouped as berries🍓, so-called stone fruit🍑, citrus fruit🍋 et cetera.

Now, let’s find out how to talk about fruit and learn important fruit names in Korean! 🔍👀 But before we begin, be aware that edible fruits are referred to as gwa-il 과일! A dictionary will give you more translations for the word “fruit” in Korean, e.g. yeolmae 열매 or gwasil 과실 果實, but those words refer to fruits in the botanical sense – not to food!

⚠️ UPDATE: There are now pictures of food items along with the respective Korean name, pronunciation and English translation. Find the slideshows below!👇

Assortment of seasonal fruits at a local fruit and vegetable store in Seoul, summer 2019.

Names of fruits in Korean

plant-based ingredients 식물성 재료 植物性材料 sikmulseong jaeryo

🍏 apples and pears 🍎🍐

  • 🍎 apple – 사과 sagwa
    • crabapple – 능금 neung-geum
    • wild apple – 돌사과 dol-sagwa
  • 🍐 Korean pear – 배 bae
    • Western-style pear – 서양배 seoyang-bae
    • wild Korean pear – 돌배 dol-bae
  • 🍏 quince – 모과 mogwa
  • 🍎 hawthorn / Chinese shanzha – 산사 山査 sansa

⚠️ For quick learning and easy remembering: Here’s a slideshow illustrating the vocabulary! 👇 More images will be added soon!

🍓 berries 🍓🍓

  • berries in general – 베리 beri
  • 🍓 strawberry – 딸기 ttalgi
  • blueberry – 블루베리 beulu-beri
  • raspberry – 라즈베리 rajeu-beri
  • blackberry – 블랙베리 beulaek-beri
  • Korean raspberry (Rubus crataegifolius) – 산딸기 san-ttalgi
  • Korean blackberry, Korean bramble (Rubus coreanus) – 복분자 bokbunja
  • cranberry – 크랜베리 keuraen-beri
  • mulberry – 오디 odi
  • aronia, chokeberry – 아로니아 aronia

⚠️ For quick learning and easy remembering: Here’s a slideshow illustrating the vocabulary! 👇 More images will be added soon!

🍊 citrus fruit 🍋🍋

  • 🍊 orange – 오렌지 orenji
  • 🍋 lemon – 레몬 remon
  • lime – 라임 ra-im
  • grapefruit – 자몽 jamong
  • mandarin – 귤 橘 gyul
    • unripe green mandarin – 청귤 靑橘 cheong-gyul
  • 🍊 cheonhyehyang (clementine breed from Jeju island) – 천혜향 天惠香
  • 🍊 hwanggeumhyang (clementine breed from Jeju island) – 황금향 黃金香
  • 🍊 hallabong (clementine breed from Jeju island) – 한라봉 漢拏峰
  • 🍊 yuzu, Citrus junos – 유자 柚子 yuja
  • 🍊 kumquat – 금귤 金橘 geum-gyul / 낑깡 kkingkkang
  • calamansi – 칼라만시 kalamansi / 깔라만시 kkalamansi

⚠️ For quick learning and easy remembering: Here’s a slideshow illustrating the vocabulary! 👇 More images will be added soon!

🍒 stone fruit / drupe 🍑🍑

  • 🍑 peach – 복숭아 boksunga
    • white-fleshed peach – 백도 baekdo
    • yellow-fleshed peach – 황도 hwangdo
    • wild peach – 돌복숭아 dol-boksunga / 개복숭아 gaeboksunga
  • 🍑 nectarine – 천도 cheondo
  • 🍑 plum – 자두 jadu
  • 🍑 apricot – 살구 salgu
  • 🍏 Chinese plum / Japanese apricot, Jap. ume – 매실 maesil
  • 🍒 cherry – 체리 cheri
    • Korean wild cherry – 앵두 aengdu

⚠️ For quick learning and easy remembering: Here’s a slideshow illustrating the vocabulary! 👇 More images will be added soon!

🍉 melon 🍈🍈

⚠️ For quick learning and easy remembering: Here’s a slideshow illustrating the vocabulary! 👇 More images will be added soon!

🥝 other fruit 🍇🍌

  • 🥝 kiwi – 키위 kiwi
    • Korean wild kiwi – 다래 darae
  • 🍌 banana – 바나나 banana
  • papaya – 파파야 papaya
  • passion fruit – 패션프루트 paesyeon-peuruteu / 백향과 百香果 baek-hyang-gwa
  • 🍍 pineapple – 파인애플 pa-in-aepeul
  • 🥭 mango – 망고 mang-go
  • mangosteen – 망고스틴 mang-goseutin
  • 🍇 grapes – 포도 葡萄 podo
    • blue / black grape variety – 거봉 巨峰 geobong
    • green grape variety “Shine Muscat” – 샤인머스켓 sya-in meoseuket
    • Korean wild grapes – 머루 meoru
  • pomegranate – 석류 seongnyu
  • jujube, Chinese date – 대추 daechu
  • fig – 무화과 無花果 muhwagwa
  • 🌵 Korean prickly pear – 백년초 百年草 baek-nyeoncho
  • 🌵 dragon fruit, pitaya – 용과 龍果 yong-gwa
  • 🍅 persimmon – 감 gam
    • hard-fleshed persimmon – 단감 dan-gam
    • soft-fleshed persimmon (naturally ripened) – 홍시 紅柹 hongsi
    • soft-fleshed persimmon (artificially ripened) – 연시 軟柹 yeonsi
    • dried whole persimmon (dark brown) – 곶감 gotgam
    • dried pieces of persimmon (orange) – 감말랭이 gam-malaengi
  • 🍅 tomato – 토마토 tomato [considered as fruit in Korea!]
    • pink tomato – 찰토마토 chal-tomato
    • cherry tomato – 방울토마토 bangul-tomato
    • date tomato – 대추토마토 daechu-tomato
  • 🥑 avocado – 아보카도 abokado
  • Akebia, fruit of chocolate vine – 으름 eureum / 조선 바나나 Joseon banana

⚠️ For quick learning and easy remembering: Here’s a slideshow illustrating the vocabulary! 👇 More images will be added soon!

🥤 common fruit-related foods

  • 🥤 juice – 주스 juseu
  • 🥤 smoothie – 스무디 seumudi
  • jam – 잼 jaem
  • 🥫 canned fruit preservatives – 과일 통조림 gwa-il tong-jorim
  • 🥫 fruit cocktail – 후르츠칵테일 hureucheukakteil
  • fresh fruit – 생과일 生– saeng-gwa-il
  • dried fruit – 건과일 乾– geon-gwa-il
    • raisins, literally “dried grapes” – 건포도 乾葡萄 geon-podo

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✍️ Work is still in progress! This list will be expanded gradually! ✍️

📝 Any questions, comments, vocabulary suggestions and language feedback are welcome! 🤗

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