Words for ‘Author’ (Korean/English)

I just learned these so figured I’d pop on and share real quick. 작가 작가 is a general term for ‘writer’. It can be the writer of a novel, script, textbook, etc. 작 is ‘a work’, as in something that someone produced. -가 is added to the end to indicate that it is noun aContinue reading “Words for ‘Author’ (Korean/English)”

Kinds of cuisine + cooking related words (Korean/English)

Kinds of Cuisine Note: these are all combination words; meaning they take two words and smush them together. 한식 Korean Food 한국 + 음식 = Korea + food 일식 Japanese Food 일본 + 음식 = Japan + food 중식 Chinese food 중국 + 음식 = China + food 양식 Western/American food 서양 + 음식 =Continue reading “Kinds of cuisine + cooking related words (Korean/English)”

Engineering Words in Korean

Ok yeah this is random but my friend is a mechanical engineering major so I wanted to know the word for ‘engineer’, and it turns out that figuring out the word for ‘engineer’ is WAY more complicated than expected. Here’s the basis Vocab 공학 Engineering 공학자 Engineer gives the impression of chemical engineering or someoneContinue reading “Engineering Words in Korean”

이상하다 vs 엉뚱하다 vs 낯설다 / being strange

A quick guide to the difference between these 3 words because Google Translate pretty much translates them all to ‘strange’ 이상하다 This straight up means ‘weird’. It has a negative context. eg. 그 이상한 남자는 나한테 이거 줬어 That weird guy gave me this I guess with the insinuation that he’s a little creepy orContinue reading “이상하다 vs 엉뚱하다 vs 낯설다 / being strange”

Treecko Korean Evolutions

A lot of Pokemon names in English are puns. Like Treecko (tree/gecko) or Bulbasaur (a plan bulb + dinosaur) I figured it may be the same with the Korean names. It is. Treecko / 나무지기 나무 is tree, but what about 지기? Turns out 지기 isn’t a noun; it’s a play on 지키다, a verbContinue reading “Treecko Korean Evolutions”

Emoticon Translation – Edgy Worm pt. 1

Note: Many emoticons include informal speech or words written improperly, so keep that in mind when studying them. 오늘 뭐해냐? What are you doing today? 오늘 today 뭐하냐 Let’s break this down. 뭐 means ‘what’, and is generally used the same way in English. You can say 뭐야 to informally ask what something is, andContinue reading “Emoticon Translation – Edgy Worm pt. 1”

엉뚱하다 = to defy logic, be random, erratic, unpredictable

If you search for the word Google will tell you that it means erratic. This is right, but erratic carries a sort of….psychotic negative connotation with it. 엉뚱하다 has a more broad, conceptual meaning.