Fortnite Announcement Screen Korean vs English + Vocab List

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Now my deep dark secret is out and everyone knows I play Fortnite. I blame my friend for convincing me to play it with him as a social activity.

English:

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Vocab List:

친구
Friend

소통하다
To communicate

포트나이트
Fortnite

게임
Game

장식
Accessory

의상
Costume

보상
Compensation

받다
To recieve

계정
Account

웹사이트
Website

로그인하다
To log in

해당하다
To be applicable / to apply to

초대하다
To invite

임무
Mission / task

완료하다
To complete

함께
Together

Grammar

-으세요 is added onto a verb stem to function as a formal request. In English it could be though of as ‘please *verb*’. So 친구 소통하세요 is politely asking you to contact (or more naturally ‘connect with’ a friend).

-으로 is added to the end of a noun to indicate that it is being used to perform the verb. I’m just going to mix languages for this example but ‘vacuum으로 cleaned’ would be ‘I used a vacuum to clean’. My translation doesn’t sound natural and I’m too lazy to fix it right now. So for the example of the Fortnite page,에픽게임즈 계정으로 웹사이트에 로그인하세요, means ‘Please log onto the website using your Epic Games account’.

Comparisons

친구 초대 vs Refer a Friend

초대하다 is a verb, and for any verb using 하다 you can drop the 하다 and have a noun.

초대하다 = to invite/refer

초대 = invite / referral

So this is more literally ‘friend referral’.

게임 vs in-game

I just noticed this one. The English using ‘in game’ to describe the missions and rewards, but in Korean it just uses ‘게임’ or ‘game’ as the description. It means the exact same thing, but I just wanted to note that the Korean had nothing marking the location and no location particle.

Published by Satyanghae Korean (Hannah & Shelbi)

We are just 3 students who wish to share the love and joy of learning Korean through lesson posts and translations! We are doing this for fun, based on our experience and questions we ask native speakers. We are not fluent! Just passionate  ~ Hannah, Shelbi, and Jordan

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