KSL Formality (존댓말 있나요?)

Hey guys! To make this blog one sentence, yes. 반말 style signs tend to be more short and curt while 존댓말 signs are done more fully. There’s also your body language indicating politeness vs more casual closeness. And of course the infamous “you”. In 존댓말 you put your hand out, palm facing up, with fingerContinue reading “KSL Formality (존댓말 있나요?)”

When and How to Switch to 반말

This post goes hand in hand with Hannah’s! She gave you real life examples of how she experienced a switch that you can read here-> ( https://satyanghaekorean.org/2021/11/07/a-note-on-korean-formalities-dropping-them-examples/ ) Remember that I am not native, so this is just my own conjecture based on the response given by my language partner to a sample conversation whereContinue reading “When and How to Switch to 반말”

귀멸 meaning (Demon Slayer title translation

. . 귀멸 -> 귀신을 멸하다 The hanja for 귀신 (鬼) Is defined as spirit/ghost soul (dead person’s spirit) Dokkaebi  . . The hanja for 멸하다 (滅) is defined as become put out/extinguished/turned off to put out/extinguish/turn off to annihilate / completely get rid of . . 칼날 -> blade (“The thin sharp part ofContinue reading “귀멸 meaning (Demon Slayer title translation”

Should I Study Hanja?

WHAT IS HANJA Before Korea had a writing system, they used Chinese characters. This is why it is usually scientific/educational type words that have a native Korean AND a Chinese based word. The Chinese based word is used in science/school/more formal type contexts while the native Korean word is most often used in a typicalContinue reading “Should I Study Hanja?”

A note on Korean formalities (& dropping them) + Examples

*・゚゚・*:.。..。.:*゚:*:✼✿  ✿✼:*゚:.。..。.:*・゚゚・* Hey guys! I was just thinking about formalities earlier and wanted to share my experience with different Koreans and dropping formalities. Formalities are extremely important to the Korean language. 존댓말, or formal speech, should be used with people you don’t know, people who are older than you, or people who are in authority. 반말,Continue reading “A note on Korean formalities (& dropping them) + Examples”

Christmas Day 크리스마스 날

크리스마스 christmas 메리 크리스마스 merry christmas!  크리스마스 트리christmas tree  별star 흐리다to be cloudy 선물 gift / present 크리스마스 트리 아래에 선물을 놓다to put a present under the tree 선물을 받다 to receive a gift  선물을 주다 to give a gift 선물을 풀다to open/unwrap a gift(풀다 is to untie/unwind/undo) 선물 포장지 wrapping paper(literal “gift wrapping”. 포장지 is a wrapper. 사탕 포장지 isContinue reading “Christmas Day 크리스마스 날”

밖 (the outside)

꽃 flower잎 leaf꽃잎 petal나무 tree하늘 sky구름 cloud나비 butterfly새 bird해 sun (native word)태양 sun (sino word)단풍 fall foliage (changing leaves)구경 to look at for entertainment (actually “sight seeing”, but it can refer to enjoying non-touristy things) ________________________ Native korean words tend to be more commonly used in speaking than Sino korean words. 해 is used whenContinue reading “밖 (the outside)”