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?”

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”

Grammar Conjugation Practice (Beginner 1)

This exercise isn’t to practice the grammar itself, but to practice how to conjugate it with the different verbs/nouns. This exercise covers 아/어서, 으면, 의, 은/는, 이/가, and 을/를 Properly combine the given word with the grammar point: Conjugate using past, present, and future tenses when applicable (not all grammar points utilize the 3 tenses)Continue reading “Grammar Conjugation Practice (Beginner 1)”

대리만족 and 먹방 (Korean Vocab)

My friend and I were talking about 먹방 and I have no idea why. But we were discussing how we don’t see the appeal of them and don’t watch them. I’m like ‘I don’t understand, why do people like them so much?’ She said that it’s because it gives them 대리만족. And I was likeContinue reading “대리만족 and 먹방 (Korean Vocab)”

Strange Planet Comic Translation (Korean/English)

I’ll absorb it all I’ll absorb it all 내가 A combination of the informal you 나 (meaning ‘I’) and the topic particle -가. -이/가 is used to indicate the topic of a sentence. -이 for words ending in a consonant sound and -가 for those ending in a vowel sound. When these attach to 나,Continue reading “Strange Planet Comic Translation (Korean/English)”