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호랑이도 제 말하면 온다.
(ho-lang-i-do je-mal-ha-myeon on-da-deo-ni.)
Literally the tiger appears when I am talking about him. Speak of the devil.
호랑이도 제 말 하면 온다더니! 철수야, 마침 네 얘기를 하던 참이야.
Speak of the devil! Hello, Chulsoo, we were just talking about you.
자리에 없는 사람을 흉보거나 비방하지 말라는 속뜻, 또는 자리에 없는 사람에 대해 이야기하는 데, 때마침 그 사람이 나타났을 때 하는 말.
Do not slander those who are not on the spot.
This phrase is use…
Dowoomi | 03-29 | 1777
We always say about weathers in our daily life. Often, weather can be a good topic for you to break the ice. In this post, we're going to learn basic words related to climates and apply these words to form a sentence. EnglishKorean Fog 안개 Rain 비 Snow 눈 Sun …
clary | 03-11 | 2087
In this post, we're going to learn one word which has more than one meaning and also can make you speak more naturally when talking to native korean speaker.Today's word is '진짜'. Let me show you a short conversation. ▶ A : Hi, I want to tell you something! I finally got a job!(안녕! 너한테 말하고 싶은 것이 있어. 나 일자리 얻었어!) B ; Really? (진짜?)In this conversation, B is using the word '진짜' to e…
clary | 03-04 | 2233
From part 1~2, you'll learn basic words which describe body parts in Korean ★
clary | 02-28 | 2080
In this post, we're going to learn body parts in Korean
clary | 02-27 | 2406
In this post, we're going to learn about names which you can use when calling family members or relatives.
아버지 or 아빠
*1If you are a girl(or woman) a…
clary | 02-22 | 2533
HOW SO SAY 'SORRY' IN KOREANYou will face lots of situations that you have to say sorry when you are talking to koreans.There are two expressions that are used widely. The first one is '미안해''미안해' is used between friends or someone who is younger than you. There are of course, an exception. Like when you are really close with someone who is older than you. Second one is '죄송합니다''죄송합니다' is…
clary | 02-20 | 2082
한국의 전통 놀이 - '윷놀이'
'Yuch-nol-i' is a traditional Korean play.
On the first full moon night in the lunar callendar, the whole family gather in the room and play this game.
To do the 'Yuch-nol-i', you need a paper 'Mal-pan' (horse board) and 'Yuch', four flat, round wooden sticks that are flattened on one side. This stick is called 'Yuch'. The size does not matter. You can use it if it is not a …
Dowoomi | 02-19 | 2036
한국의 문화 - 정월 대보름
Tomorrow, February 19th is called "jeong-wol dae-bo-leum" in Korea.
January 15 is the day of the full moon rising in the lunar calendar. This day means the start date of farming.
On this day, Korean people mix 5 different kinds of grain and make rice. This is called "O-gog-bab". They also bite and eat hard foods such as walnuts and pine nuts. This act is called "Bu-rum-ggae-gi…
Dowoomi | 02-18 | 3817
한국의 민요 - 진도 아리랑
아리아리랑 쓰리쓰리랑 아라리가 났네
아리랑 음음음 아라리가 났네
문경세제는 웬 고개인가
구부야아 구부구부가 눈물이로구나
What Hill is Mungyeong Hill
There are tears in the valleys.
아리아리랑 쓰리쓰리랑 아라리가 났네
아리랑 음음음 아라리가 났네
청천 하늘에 잔별도 많고
우리네 가슴 속에는 희망도 많다
There are many stars in the clear sky.
There is a great hope in our hearts.
Korean words -
고개 (go-gae) hill
눈물 (nun-mul) tear
가슴 (ga-seum) heart
Dowoomi | 02-12 | 2034
I have a question about Korean culture.
I know young people concede their seats to the seniors in bus or subway.
Is there any penalty if we don't concede to the seniors?
Emily Sown | 02-08 | 1927
한국의 게임 - 가위 바위 보
Gawi-Bawi-Bo,'rock paper scissors' is a game where many people scream 'Gawi-Bawi-Bo', and at the same time determine each other by Gawi, Bawi and Bo. 'Gawi' is scissors, 'Bawi' is rock, 'Bo' is Wrapping cloth. 'Gawi' are defeated by 'Bawi', 'Bawi' is defeated by 'Bo', and 'Bo' is defeated by 'Gawi'. The wrapping cloth may cover the rock, the rock may break the scissors, and the…
Dowoomi | 02-08 | 2453
The coming February 5 is January 1 in the lunar calendar. This is called 'seol-nal', New year's day.
On this day, all Koreans have food to eat with families at home. This food is 'ddeog-gug', rice cake soup. 'Ddeog-gug' is a traditional Korean food. Round white rice cake is cut into thin slices and boiled in broth. We put meat, egg etc. on top and put dumplings and other ingredients. Koreans alwa…
Dowoomi | 01-30 | 2620
한국어의 새로운 말 - 딸바보
It is an expression that often appears in Korean dramas and entertainment programs.
Do you have any idea what that means?
It is a funny expression of a father who loves his daughter.
Of course, there is a saying, 아들바보(a-deul-ba-bo), a fool of a son, but it is not often used.
한국의 드라마나 예능 프로그램에서 자주 등장하는 표현입니다.
무슨 뜻일지 짐작하시겠어요?
딸을 지극히 사랑하는 아버지를 재미있게 표현한 말입니다.
물론 '아들바보'라는 말…
Dowoomi | 01-28 | 2501
가는 말이 고와야 오는 말이 곱다.
(ga-neun mal-i go-wa-ya o-neun mal-i gob-da)
If the word you say is good, then the word coming back at you is good.
"Treat people as the way you want to be treated by people."
We have to make others good so others are good to me. It 's hard to say good words when you are not feeling well. But if you say bad words to others, it will hurt others' feelings. Then the other…
Dowoomi | 01-23 | 2430
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