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.
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.
|모녀||Mother and daughter||母女|
|모교||One’s old school, alma mater||母校|
|모국||Motherland, fatherland, homeland, native land||母國|
|학부모||Parents of student||學父母|