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Korean Vocabulary for Internet and Computing

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Language and technology often go hand in hand. With technology being an integral part of our daily lives, it’s essential for language learners to familiarize themselves with vocabulary relating to the internet and computing. If you’re learning Korean, this blog post will enhance your digital lexicon in Korean.

인터넷 (Internet) – This word signifies the global system of interconnected computer networks that we use to access information and communicate with others.
우리 학교는 빠른 인터넷 연결을 제공합니다. (Our school provides a fast internet connection.)

컴퓨터 (Computer) – The general term for the electronic device that is used to process data and perform tasks.
내 컴퓨터가 고장 나서 수리점에 맡겼어요. (I had to take my computer to the repair shop because it broke down.)

웹사이트 (Website) – Refers to a location on the internet containing a collection of related web pages.
이 웹사이트에는 필요한 모든 정보가 있어요. (This website has all the information I need.)

브라우저 (Browser) – A software application used to locate, retrieve, and display content on the World Wide Web.
새 브라우저를 설치했더니 인터넷이 더 빨라졌어요. (The internet became faster after I installed a new browser.)

링크 (Link) – A hyperlink, usually denoted as text or image on a webpage that you can click on to jump to a new document or section.
이 기사에 링크된 사이트를 확인해보세요. (Check the site linked in this article.)

다운로드 (Download) – The process of receiving data, such as a file, from the internet to a computer system.
음악 파일을 다운로드하는 데 몇 분 걸렸어요. (It took a few minutes to download the music file.)

업로드 (Upload) – The opposite of download; sending data from your computer to the internet.
사진을 업로드하고 나서 많은 사람들이 좋아요를 눌렀어요. (Many people liked it after I uploaded the photo.)

파일 (File) – A collection of data or information that has a name, called the filename, and is stored on a computer.
이 파일은 나중에 참고할 수 있도록 따로 저장해 두세요. (Save this file separately for later reference.)

폴더 (Folder) – A virtual location for organizing files on a computer.
모든 문서들은 ‘회의 자료’ 폴더에 정리해 두었습니다. (All the documents have been organized in the ‘Meeting Materials’ folder.)

소셜미디어 (Social Media) – Websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or participate in social networking.
소셜미디어에서 친구들과 소통하는 것을 좋아해요. (I like to communicate with friends on social media.)

비밀번호 (Password) – A secret word or string of characters used to verify a user’s identity for access to a computer or system.
비밀번호를 잊어버려서 새로 설정해야 했어요. (I forgot my password and had to reset it.)

검색엔진 (Search Engine) – A program that searches for and identifies items in a database that correspond to keywords or characters specified by the user.
네이버는 한국에서 인기 있는 검색엔진 중 하나입니다. (Naver is one of the popular search engines in Korea.)

스팸 (Spam) – Irrelevant or unsolicited messages sent over the internet, typically to large numbers of users, for the purposes of advertising, phishing, spreading malware, etc.
요즘 이메일 스팸이 너무 많아서 귀찮아요. (I’m bothered by the amount of spam emails I’m getting these days.)

해킹 (Hacking) – The unauthorised access to data in a system or computer.
해킹을 방지하기 위해 정기적으로 시스템을 점검해야 합니다. (We should check the system regularly to prevent hacking.)

바이러스 (Virus) – A piece of code which is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.
컴퓨터에 바이러스가 걸려서 중요한 파일들을 잃었어요. (My computer got a virus, and I lost important files.)

백업 (Backup) – A copy of computer data taken and stored elsewhere so that it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.
중요한 데이터는 백업을 해 두세요. (Make sure to back up important data.)

By incorporating these words into your vocabulary, you’ll be able to more confidently navigate the digital world in Korean. Remember, just like coding, language learning is all about practice and repetition. Keep practicing these words, use them when you’re online or talking about technology, and you’ll be a 한글 (Hangul) tech whiz in no time!

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