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The purpose of this study is to clarify the semantic characteristics of Korean emotion idioms representing ‘joy’, ‘anger’, ‘sadness’, ‘fear’, ‘hateness’, ‘desire’ to explore the characteristics of patterns and investigate their syntactic, semantic features. This study observes the characteristics of emotion, defining the range of emotion idioms and semantic feature of them. Emotion idioms can be subdivided into internal eomotion idioms and external emotion idioms based on grammatical person constraint. Internal eomotion idioms can not co-occure with second or third person as subjet. Otherwise external idioms may co-ocure with second or third person as subjet. These Emotion idioms have semantic characteristics such as ‘Interconnection’, ‘Constraints of mood and conjugation’, ‘Synonymity by variation’, ‘Incompletness of expression of degree’. These semantic feature is due to the expressive feature of idioms.