Drama In Korean

Korean Drama, also known as Kdrama, have become increasingly popular over the past few years and so has people’s interest in South Korea. If you’re a fan of Korean drama you probably want to know how to say drama in Korean so that you can talk about the Korean TV shows that you enjoy.

In this lesson, you will learn how to say drama in Korean, the names of the different Korean drama genres, and you will learn how to say which Korean dramas you like.

Drama In Korean

The word for drama in Korean is 드라마 [deu-ra-ma]. Listen to the audio below to hear how to pronounce this word.

드라마 [deu-ra-ma]

You have probably noticed that 드라마 [deu-ra-ma] is very similar to the English word ‘drama’. This is because 드라마 is a Korean word borrowed from English (also known as Konglish). 드라마 [deu-ra-ma] is the most common way to say drama in Korean and can be used in most situations.

Korean Drama Genres

There are many types of Korean drama genres. If you want to talk about Korean dramas to your friends, you probably want to know the names of the different types of Korean dramas. Here is a list of Korean drama genres.

EnglishKorean
family drama가족 드라마
romantic comedy로맨틱 코미디
historical drama사극
sitcom시트콤
political drama정치 드라마
medical drama의학 드라마
investigation drama수사 드라마
courtroom drama법정 드라마
soap opera막장 드라마
action drama액션 드라마
fantasy drama판타지 드라마
horror drama공포 드라마

Download a worksheet and flashcards to help you learn these Korean drama words.

Korean Drama Example Sentences

Drama In Korean Example Sentences

Here are some useful example sentences you can use to talk about drama in Korean. Specifically, you will learn how to ask and answer what kinds of Korean dramas you like. If you want to hear how to pronounce these Korean sentences, check out the video below from our teacher Arah.

EnglishKorean
What kind of drama do you like?어떤 드라마를 좋아해요?
I like family dramas.저는 가족 드라마를 좋아해요.
I like romantic comedies.저는 로맨틱 코미디를 좋아해요.
I like historical dramas.저는 사극을 좋아해요.
I like sitcoms.저는 시트콤을 좋아해요.
I like political dramas.저는 정치 드라마를 좋아해요.
I like medical dramas.저는 의학 드라마를 좋아해요.
I like investigation dramas.저는 수사 드라마를 좋아해요.
I like courtroom dramas.저는 법정 드라마를 좋아해요.
I like soap operas.저는 막장 드라마를 좋아해요.
I like action dramas.저는 액션 드라마를 좋아해요.
I like fantasy dramas.저는 판타지 드라마를 좋아해요.
I like horror dramas.저는 공포 드라마를 좋아해요.

Learn More

Want to learn more Korean vocabulary and expressions? Then check out these related resources:
Korean Movie Genres
Korean Vocabulary Lists
Korean Lessons