Study Sweetly ~ Translating my Notebook

This probably isn’t what you expect from the title. My friend sometimes brings me presents from Korea! And one of the things I’ve gotten is this notebook. I am going to take this opportunity to translate some of it for you ~

Classic Novel Title Translations

Many of you may have noticed that things don’t always translate exactly from English to Korean, or vice versa. As an Interpreting Major, I can tell you that interpretation and translation translates the concept, not the actual words. This can be easily seen in even just the titles of classic novels. I have a fewContinue reading “Classic Novel Title Translations”

Got7’s Dream Knight Drama Script Translation (Cover)

A while ago I ordered Got7’s Dream Knight webdrama. It came with a script!My plan is to translate an episode at a time, and then watch the episode (they’re only 10 minutes long) with Korean captions to practice understanding it. When I’m done with that, I’ll turn off the captions and it’ll be great listeningContinue reading “Got7’s Dream Knight Drama Script Translation (Cover)”

KakaoTalk Emoticon Translation: Edgy Worm (Korean to English)

쟤 왜저래 Literally: Why is he like that Also: What’s with him? Pronouns aren’t really used in Korean, but 쟤 functions as he/she. You may know ‘왜 그래’ like ‘what’s up with you’ or ‘why are you being like this’. This is the same thing. 왜 means ‘why’, and 저래 is like 그래. I wasContinue reading “KakaoTalk Emoticon Translation: Edgy Worm (Korean to English)”

Sending Love

This was originally made for SF9 Amino regarding their participation in Kingdom. ☆~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~☆ IM ROOTING FOR YOU (GROUP)! There are several ways you can express your love and support, we will talk about 3! ☆~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~☆ 1) (name) 화이팅 / 파이팅 화이팅 / 파이팅 are konglish for “fighting”. It is a word of encouragement that someoneContinue reading “Sending Love”

Say Speaking

sayspeaking.com is a website that offers korean tutoring. In my opinion it is too pricy, but overall I had a good experience. I am pleased to see that they fixed the website so it now works on portrait mode. The tutoring sessions last for 55 minutes and are done by video call. The tutor typesContinue reading “Say Speaking”

Korean Word of the Day: 물담배

물담배 is a combination of the words ‘물’ and ‘담배’. It literally means ‘water tobacco’. This is one of those cases where a Korean word is literally what the object does. A hookah is an instrument where the tobacco smoke is passed through water before being inhaled. Like Alice’s Caterpillar

Learn Korean with Kpop: Ravi ‘Flower Garden’ Chorus English Translation

There’s actually not a whole lot of Korean in this one! But I want to translate the song so figured why not do a post. (I forgot that translating Ravi’s stuff is near impossible, even with a native’s help)

Preventing the Virus

Learning with Tiktok (Group: OnlyOneOf Fandom lyOn) 1) Wear a mask 예방하다 to prevent 마스크 face mask -> this is the kind of mask you use for health purposes while 가면 is more like a halloween or other kind of mask 착용하다 to wear (a formal word used for anything you wear. In casual situationsContinue reading “Preventing the Virus”

Words for mask

마스크 This is typically the mask worn for health purposes and you can either 하다 or 쓰다 it , 가면 Decorative masks. These tend to be hard and thick and you 쓰다 them , 복면 Decorative masks that are typically made out of fabric and you 쓰다 them. Unlike 가면, these masks are soft andContinue reading “Words for mask”