Grammar

#49 - 설날에 뭐 할 거예요?

#49 - 설날에 뭐 할 거예요?

  In today’s blog, we will be learning the things you commonly do during Lunar New Year. 세배 하러 갈 거예요 = I will be visiting (paying respects) 세배 = paying respects by bowing to elders 하러 간다 = going to do 여행 갈거예요 = I will be going on a trip 일할 거예요 = I will be working   Some other common things we do: 맛있는 거 먹을 거예요 = I will be eating delicious food 게임 할 거예요= I will be playing games 도박을 할 거예요 = I will be gambling 영화 볼 거예요 = I will be...

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#48 - 대청소를 하다

#48 - 대청소를 하다

In today’s blog, we will be learning the phrase  대청소를 하다 (to do spring-cleaning).   대 = big (coming from chinese character 한자 - 大) 청소 = to clean 집 = house/home 방 = room 책상 = table   설날 = Lunar new year 위해 = for 전통 = tradition 깨끗하다 =clean 더렵다 =dirty 깔끔하다 =tidy 지저분하다 =messy 해야 하는것 =must-do   Here in Singapore, we have a big tradition to clean our houses before the Lunar New Year. It is said to be traditional for families to clean their houses and the areas surrounding before the start of the...

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#47 - 스트레스를 받을 때 뭐 해요?

#47 - 스트레스를 받을 때 뭐 해요?

  In today’s blog, we will be learning the actions we commonly do when we are stressed.   스트레스 = stress 받다 = receive 받을 때 = when I receive   울어요 = Cry 잠을 자요 = Sleep 먹어요 = Eat 춤을 춰요 = Dance 쇼핑 해요 = Shop 게임 해요 = Play Games 소리 질러요 = Scream 그림 그려요 = Draw 명상을 해요 = Meditate 친구들이랑 얘기해요 =Talk to friends 음악을 들어요 = Listen to music 예능을 봐요 = Watch variety shows 아무것도 안 해요 = Don’t do anything   You can call these actions 스트레스 푸는법 which means...

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#46 - 힘들다

#46 - 힘들다

  In today’s blog, we will be learning the phrase 힘들다.   Our previous blog post taught you the expression of happiness and today we are going to teach you the opposite.   힘들다 is a simple yet complicated expression as it can be used for various meanings, but they are all negative.   Before we proceed, let’s break down the literal meaning of 힘들다.   힘 = strength 들다 = to carry/hold   So 힘들다 basically means it needs strength in order to carry, which in turn means something is tough or hard (difficult).   Here are the different...

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#45 - 행복해요

#45 - 행복해요

In today’s blog we will be learning the phrase 행복해요 and other phrases related to happiness. 행복 simply means happiness. You can easily say 행복하다 or 행복해요 or 행복합니다 to express that you’re happy. You can also use to express others’ happiness, 행복해 보인다 = “You look happy”. If you want to wish someone happiness, you can say 행복하세요! Another way to express happiness in Korean can be 기쁘다. 기쁨= basic form 기쁩니다= I’m happy 기뻐요= I’m happy (informal) 기쁘다 is slightly different from 행복하다 as 기쁘다 has an element of excitement. What makes you the most 행복해 or 기뻐?...

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