Different Korean Verbs for “To Wear”

In Korean, the verb ‘to wear’ is different depending on the section of the body the item is worn on. Here are some examples:

입다: for 옷 (clothes) such as 스웨터, 치마, 드레스 (sweater, skirt, dress)
신다: for things you wear on your feet such as 신발, 양말 (shoes, socks)
쓰다: for items you wear on your head such as 모자, 안경 (hat, glasses)
매다: for things you tie or fasten such as 신발 끈, 넥타이 (shoelaces, neckties)
메다: for items you sling over/wear on you shoulder, like 가방, 배낭 (bag, backpack)
끼다: for things you wear on your hands or fingers, for example 반지, 장갑 (ring, gloves)
차다: for items you wear around a limb, like 시계, 벨트 (watch, belt)

Phew~ How confusing ^^”

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