Grammar

#39 - 신나요

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#39 - 신나요

In today’s blog we will be learning the expression 신나요 which means to be excited or elated.   Together with 신나요, 신이 난다 or 신나다 is the most easy and common way to express delight, excitement or happiness.    Other ways to express excitement in Korean can be:   들뜬 = To be excited (to the point of giddiness) 흥분하다 = To be excited or worked up   While being positive in nature, 들뜬 and 흥분하다 might sound negative when asked sentence.   For example: 왜 들뜨고있어? / 왜 이렇게 흥분하니? = Why are you so agitated?   In modern...

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#38 - 도서관에서 뭐 해요?

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#38 - 도서관에서 뭐 해요?

  In today’s blog we will be learning about the activities we normally do at the library.   도서관 = Library 책 = Book 읽다 = To read 공부 = Study 컴퓨터 = Computer 인터넷 = Internet 와이파이 = Wi-fi 낮잠 = Nap 자다 = To sleep 에어컨 = Air Conditioning 무료 입장 = Free Entry 환영하다 = Welcome 아무나 = Anyone   예습 = Preparation Study 연습 = Practice 교과서 = Textbook 문제집 = Workbook 수업 자료 = Class Materials 시험 = Exam / Test   Study Korean online with HANOK Live Speaking classes or our MyOnlineKorean program, find...

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#37 - 결심하다

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#37 - 결심하다

In today’s blog we will be learning the verb 결심하다.   Stemming from chinese character 한자 - 決心 which means to determine your heart.   Koreans use this verb mostly when pledging, committing or having a resolution to something.    What are some common resolutions? Share with us in the comments!   올해의 결심은 살 빼기 입니다! = My resolution is to lose weight this year!   여자친구랑 헤어진걸로 결심했어요 = I’ve decided to break up with my girlfriend    공부 열심히 할거에요! 결심했어요! = I’m going to study hard, I am committed!   포기 하지마세요, 결심하면 모든 일이 가능해요!...

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#36 - 새해 복 많이 받으세요

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#36 - 새해 복 많이 받으세요

In today’s blog we will be learning the phrase 새해 복 많이 받으세요.   We often hear this on New Year Day (1 January) and during Lunar New Year (First day of lunar new year).   What does it actually mean?   The first 3 words are actually chinese characters 한자.   새 = 新New 해 = 年Year 복 = 福 Luck   많이 = many   받다 = to receive  받 + 으세요 = 받으세요 to receive (formal speech)   To be formal, use grammar (으)세요 to transform 받다 to 받으세요. This grammar is super useful and important to...

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#35 - 올해 뭐 했어요

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#35 - 올해 뭐 했어요

  In today’s blog we will be learning different achievements.   새로운 취미를 시작했어요 새로운 =New 취미 = Hobby 시작하다 = To start   직업을 바꿨어요 직업 = Job / Occupation 바뀌다 = To change   여행을 많이 했어요 여행 = Holiday 많이 = A lot / many   What are some of the other achievements you’ve done?   결혼 했어요 = I got married   졸업 했어요 = I graduated   자동차를 샀어요 = I bought a car   이사 했어요 = I moved   대학교에 입학 했어요 = I got into university   남자친구가 생겼어요 = I got a...

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