ghost ( 귀신 대 유령 )

Both mean ghost and koreans don’t really care. A ghost is a ghost! (By this I mean that if you say you saw, or are afraid of, 귀신 they’re most likely not gonna give you 3rd degree to see if it really was a 귀신) . . . 귀신 ghost with a human figure(This isContinue reading “ghost ( 귀신 대 유령 )”

우리 as “my” (also 네 and 저희)

In Korean, 제 (“my”) isn’t used for things you don’t actually posess (such as people and buildings like house/school/bank etc) When I was a beginner, I learned that spouses, children, pets, and 친구 were exceptions. You could use 제(저의) for those. When I received tutoring, I learned that this wasn’t completely true. When writing, thoseContinue reading “우리 as “my” (also 네 and 저희)”

Handwriting progress (Shelbi)

I just think it’s fun to watch our progression. Unfortunately, I only have a couple examples with time stamps (another reason I decided to post this) SUMMER OF 2018 (somewhere between august and October) . . MARCH OF 2019 Less blocky, but pretty sloppy for my “neat” handwriting. I have noticed that I’m not theContinue reading “Handwriting progress (Shelbi)”

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”

Temperature in Korean

Koreans (and everyone else except Americans ?) use Celsius instead of Fahrenheit How to Read the Numbers: Decimals are read like we do in English. The number before the decimal is read as a whole number. The numbers after the decimal are read individually. Read using SINO KOREAN numbers (일 이 삼). The decimal isContinue reading “Temperature in Korean”

Winter Weather Vocab

진눈깨비Sleet 진눈깨비가 오다For sleet to come 진눈깨비가 내리다For sleet to fall 눈이 오다For snow to come 눈이 쌓이다For snow to pile up(means it is sticking to the ground) 눈이 내리다For snow to fall 눈송이Snowflake 눈보라Blizzard 눈보라 몰아치다For a blizzard to strike 폭설Heavy snow fall 폭설이 내리다For heavy snow to fall 첫눈1st snowfall 첫눈 오다For theContinue reading “Winter Weather Vocab”

Snack Packaging Translation Pt. 1

Let’s start with the giant product name. 허니버터아몬드 Honey Butter Almond This is just Konglish Now look at the upper right corner, where the little pull tab is. 뜯는곳 뜯다 is to tear something that is closed. -는 곳 is added to the stem of the verb, turning it into a place. So this meansContinue reading “Snack Packaging Translation Pt. 1”