I decided to go for 6 Hanja word drills at once to give myself some vocabulary to learn. Following the hanja 生 [생], I feel a logical follow up would be 學 [학] which has everything to do about studying and pleases to learn. This is one of the basic hanja characters and Korean are generally expected to be able to understand this hanja as was the case with 生.

Hanja #3: 學 – 배울 학

The hanja 學 [학] is one of the very basic hanja characters. Therefore Koreans are kind of expected to be able to understand this character. It comes then to no surprise it is a character you are most likely to meet when they use Hanja in daily life.

The hanja 學 [학] is related to studies and learning things. Therefore it is an often encountered syllable when you read about things on academics, school life, etc. For example the word 학생 (student) is a word that uses two hanja we’ve learned now: 學生.  Can you think of a reason why they use these characters for ‘student’? The reason is simple, the life of a student revolves around learning.

If you happen to know any other word you think has this 學 [학], let us know in the comments. We’ll add it to this list!

Vocabulary related to 學

*Meanings written in italics are the meanings when you use the noun as a 하다 verb.

한국어 Meaning 한자어
학교 School
학장 Dean
학생 Student
학년  [School] Year, grade (level)
국학 Study of national heritage
여학교 Girl’s school
여학생 Female student
학년생 [Year] Grader
중학교 Middle school, junior high
중학생 Middle schooler, junior high student
대학교 University, college
대학생 College student
학부모 Parents of student
Hanja Word Drill: 學 – 배울 학
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Hanja Word Drill: 學 – 배울 학