Do you have some free time? 시간… 있어요? Sigan… isseoyo? Want to ask someone out? Or just hang out with them? This is a great Korean phrases for friends and lovers alike.
재미있어요 (jeh-mi-eess-uh-yo) — It’s fun Of course, if you’re having fun and want to say so, then by all means you should! This phrase will be relevant quite frequently while you’re out and about adventuring in Korea.
안 돼요 (ahn-dwae-yo) — It doesn’t work/It cannot (be)/No way This phrase differs slightly in meaning depending on the context. You can use it for a variety of situations, from talking about a dysfunctional washing machine to adamantly denying a particular circumstance.
진짜요? (jin-jja-yo?) — Really? Just in case you need some extra affirmation about something. This phrase is also commonly used as an exclamatory statement.
Introduction Hi, guys! I’m Ungyu, the Editor in Chief, Advice Columnist who runs a multilingual international independent magazine <GOTENSION> Based in Seoul, Korea. Bachelor of Arts in Department of Cinema Studies at Korea National University of Arts. I’ve been teaching Korean in English to people from all over the world since 2016. Most of all, […]
괜찮아요 (gwaen-chanh-ah-yo) — It’s okay The equivalent to the English “It’s fine.” You can say this in a multitude of situations, such as expressing the state of your physical health or accepting a certain circumstance.
의사가 필요해요 (uie-sah-gah pil-yo-he-yo) — I need a doctor Along with the word for hospital, this is good to know if there’s ever a possibility that you need professional care. It’s possible someone will call an ambulance for you, should the situation be dire, but you should also know that the Korean phone number for the fire […]
Introduction Hi, guys! I’m Ungyu, the Editor in Chief, Advice Columnist who runs a multilingual international independent magazine <GOTENSION> Based in Seoul, Korea. Bachelor of Arts in Department of Cinema Studies at Korea National University of Arts. I was born and raised in Seoul. I love all different types of arts. I’ve been teaching Korean […]
여기가 아파요 (yuh-gi-gah ah-pah-yo) — It hurts here This is useful for any injury you receive that needs to be treated. Along with this phrase, point to where exactly you feel pain.
Lose your touch Literally, this means to no longer have the ability to touch or feel with your fingers or hands. But to lose your touch actually means that you lose an ability or talent you once had when dealing with things, people or situations. We use this when you’re usually good at a certain skill or talent, […]
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