We have come at the end of our family related hanja as we near the end of the level 8 hanja. This character is 母 [모] and like its partner 父 [부] it is a character you’ll come across a lot when you are delving into Korean family vocabulary. Let’s take a look at this character.

Hanja #46: 母 – 어머니 모

The hanja 母 [모] is a rather simple character. It represents one of the two most important people in anyone’s life: ‘mother’. So it will come to little surprise when I tell you, you’ll meet this character quite often when you are dealing with Korean family vocabulary. However, like the English word ‘mother’, it is sometimes used in a more figurative way.

One of the most important words it forms is with its partner character 父 [부] (father) to create the Korean word 부모 [] which is parents. In a way isn’t that a rather simple way to say parents?

If you happen to know any other word you think has this hanja, let us know in the comments.

Our 母 Vocabulary List

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

한국어 Meaning 한자어
부모 Parents
모녀 Mother and daughter
모교 One’s old school, alma mater
모국 Motherland, fatherland, homeland, native land
학부모 Parents of student
Hanja Word Drill: 母 – 어머니 모
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Hanja Word Drill: 母 – 어머니 모