Learn Korean With Star Wars Korean Movie Titles

Hey Korean movie buffs, today we’re going to learn Korean by studying the Star Wars Korean movie titles.

With the recent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, everybody everywhere is talking about Star Wars, and we believe you should never miss an opportunity to study Korean when you can!

When foreign movie titles are translated into Korean, sometimes they keep their name and are written using the Korean pronunciation of the English title. However, sometimes the titles are translated into Korean – and the Star Wars movies are a bit of both!

Each Star Wars Korean movie title begins with 스타워즈 (Star Wars) plus the episode (에피소드) number. As you can see, these words are just the English words written in Korean and your only task is pronouncing them like a Korean!

But for the rest, you’ll need to be able to read Korean so if you can’t read Korean yet, head on over and download our free guide which can teach you to read Hangul in an hour. You’ll notice that some of the Korean movie title translations actually take on a slightly different meaning than the English titles.

All set? Let’s let Chewbacca (츄바카), Han Solo (핸 솔로), Luke Skywalker (루크 스카이워커), Princess Leia (레이아 공주) and the gang help us out with this one.

Here we go!

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)


Korean Movie Title: 스타워즈 에피소드 4 – 새로운 희망

Literal Translation: Star Wars Episode 4 – New Hope

Words to Learn:

새롭다 (descriptive verb) – new

희망 (noun) – hope or wish





Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Korean Movie Title: 스타워즈 에피소드 5 – 제국의 역습

Literal Translation: Star Wars Episode 5 – The Empire’s Counterattack

Words to Learn:

제국 (noun) – empire

역습 (noun) – counterattack





Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Korean Movie Title: 스타워즈 에피소드 6 – 제다이의 귀환

Literal Translation: Star Wars Episode 6 – The Jedi’s Return

Words to Learn:

제다이 (noun) – Jedi

귀환 (noun) – return





Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Korean Movie Title: 스타워즈: 에피소드 1 – 보이지 않는 위험

Literal Translation: Star Wars Episode 1 – Hidden Danger

Words to Learn:

보이다 (verb) – to show or display

위험 (noun) – danger



Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)

Korean Movie Title: 스타워즈 에피소드 2 – 클론의 습격

Literal Translation: Star Wars Episode 2 – Clone’s Attack

Words to Learn:

클론 (noun) – clone

습격 (noun) – attack or raid



Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Korean Movie Title: 스타워즈 에피소드 3 – 시스의 복수

Literal Translation: Star Wars Episode 3 – Sith’s Revenge

Words to Learn:

시스 (noun) – Sith *unique to Star Wars*

복수 (noun) – revenge or vengeance



Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)

Korean Movie Title: 스타워즈: 깨어난 포스

Literal Translation: Star Wars: Awakened Forced

Words to Learn:

깨어나다 (verb) – to wake up or awaken

포스 (noun) – force *unique to Star Wars*



Well there you have it! Hopefully you’ve picked up some new Korean vocabulary in the process of learning the Korean movie titles of the Star Wars films. We can’t wait for the next ones!

What is your favorite Star Wars movie? Leave a comment and let us know! 

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