Punctuation Mark:

Name in Korean:

Literal Meaning:

~

(mul-gyeol-mu-neui)

ripple design

!

ǥ (neu-ggim-pyo)

feeling mark

@

(gol-baeng-i)

snail

#

(sha-peu)

sharp [in music]

Please note that Koreans use sharp in reference to the pound key on a telephone, etc.

$

޷ǥ (dal-leo-pyo-shi)

dollar sign, dollar from English

%

ۼƮ (peo-sen-teu)

percent from English

&

ص (aen-deu)

and from English

*

ǥ (byeol-pyo)

star sign

( )

Ұȣ/ᳰȣ (so-gwar-ho)

small bracket

{ }

߰ȣ/ȣ (jung-gwar-ho)

medium bracket

[ ]

ȣ/ްȣ (dae-gwar-ho)

large bracket

-

(ha-i-peun) or ̳ʽ (mai-neo-seu)

hyphen from English or minus from English

_

Ʒ (a-rae-ha-i-peun)

under hyphen

=

(i-kol)

equals from English

+

ϱ (deo-ha-gi) or ÷ (peul-leo-seu)

plus from the Korean verb ϴ (to add) or plus from English

backslash

ݴʽ (ban-dae-jjok-seul-lae-shi)

opposite side slash, slash from English

ǥ (jag-eun dda-om-pyo)

small quotation mark

ū ǥ (keun dda-om-pyo)

large quotation mark

,

ǥ (shwim-pyo)

resting mark

.

, ǥ (jeom, mat-chum-pyo)

dot, assembling mark

< >

ȣ (ggeogg-eun gwar-ho)

bent bracket

/

(seul-lae-shi)

slash from English

?

ǥ (mur-eum-pyo)

question mark

Korean Punctuation Marks

 

By Charles Wetzel

Special Thanks to Junhyeong Ju

 

             The above table contains the punctuation marks in Korean. We managed to cover pretty much all the punctuation marks that you find on a standard keyboard, except for ` (neither of us could figure out how that differs from an apostrophe or single quotation mark) and some others. These others include ^ (Koreans only use this for ^^, or the smiley face, and using it for exponents is unheard of), | (what is this anyway), :, and ; (because Id scribbled those down and thought they were just random dots when I asked my language exchange partner).