Ting Choe
  • Member for 4 years, 10 months
  • Last seen more than 1 year ago
4 answers
10 votes
5k views
Easy Korean Poems for Beginners
9 votes

진달래꽃 - 김소월 나 보기가 역겨워 가실 때에는 말없이 고이 보내 드리우리다 영변에 약산 진달래꽃 아름 따다 가실 길에 뿌리우리다 가시는 걸음 걸음 놓인 그 꽃을 사뿐히 즈려밟고 가시옵소서 나 보기가 역겨워 가실 때에는 죽어도 아니 눈물 흘리우리다 If someone doesn't know this poem, he or she is not ...

View answer
1 answers
9 votes
295 views
How can -ㄹ래 be used to express my intentions, and also to ask someone else about their intentions?
Accepted answer
8 votes

I'm a South Korean. "해할 자리에 쓰여, 장차 어떤 일을 하려고 하는 스스로의 의사를 나타내거나 상대편의 의사를 묻는 데 쓰이는 종결 어미." This sentence is quite difficult to understand even for me. We normally don't study Korean like this. ...

View answer
3 answers
5 votes
338 views
Please translate the song title '떽떽이를 위한 노래' from the 허수 album '야자하기 싫은날' to English
7 votes

떽떽이를 위한 노래 떽떽거리다 means speak loudly with stuck-upness ~이 means a person. I think it's the same ~er in English. So 떽떽이 means someone who speaks loudly with stuck-upness. But here, I think Vladhagen's ...

View answer
2 answers
7 votes
351 views
As a counter word for books, when would it be appropriate to use '부', and when would I use '권'(券)?
Accepted answer
6 votes

1. You can use '권' for books, '부' for either books and newspaper. I've never thought about difference between '부' and '권'. So I researched about it. First of all, let's search them at Naver ...

View answer
2 answers
4 votes
161 views
What are the common tennis terms in Korean?
5 votes

We commonly use English loanwords when it comes to sports. advantage set / tiebreaker set : 어드밴티지 세트 game 게임, 경기 set 세트 match 매치, 경기, 시합 love (the term used for 0 or a no score situation) : 러브게임, ...

View answer
2 answers
5 votes
5k views
What's the difference between gaseum (가슴) and maeum (마음)?
Accepted answer
5 votes

가슴 is breast or chest. 마음 is attitude, thinking or feeling. Sometimes 가슴 can be used to mean 마음 but 마음 cannot substitute 가슴. I will give you examples to help your understanding. 내 여자친구는 가슴이 커. (My ...

View answer
2 answers
4 votes
98 views
Translation of question about how to use a certain expression, '몇 살 먹었다'
5 votes

"몇 살 먹었다" 라는 표현은 친구들[하고만or한테만] 사용할 수 있어? 아니면 좀 전에 만나서 잘 모르는 사람[에게or한테] 이 말 사용해도 돼? *"몇 살 먹었다" is not 질문. You can ask someone's age like 몇 살이세요? 연세가 어떻게 되세요? "연세" is honorifics of "나이". So 2. is ...

View answer
3 answers
6 votes
6k views
When would I use -면서 vs -며?
4 votes

According to these articles(Link1, Link2 and link3), they are different each other. I read these three articles and I couldn't understand. I'm a native Korean, though. I knew they were the same. In ...

View answer
3 answers
12 votes
4k views
Difference between words 부엌 and 주방
4 votes

Here(link), there you go. 주방, 부엌, 취사장 모두 음식을 만드는 공간을 가리킨다. 어디에 있느냐에 따라 달리 불린다. 부엌은 주로 일반 주택에 딸려 있을 때를 말한다. 주방은 식당과 같은 요식업소에 있는 것을 가리킬 때 사용된다. 아파트나 현대식 주택에 딸린 것을 뜻할 때도 있다. 취사장은 많은 사람이 공동생활을 하는 곳에 있는 ...

View answer
1 answers
7 votes
689 views
Why do some Korean given names use the letter 漢?
Accepted answer
3 votes

Well.. I think only the person, who gave the name, knows the answer. 漢 has a lot of other meanings. As a native Korean, it's not odd to me at all. It's because we don't care about Hanja names ...

View answer
1 answers
1 votes
247 views
What do **미나리 먹다** and **도라지 먹다** mean?
Accepted answer
3 votes

Haha. This is just a comedy show. There is no idiomatic meanings here The key word is 맛. 맛 means taste like spicy(매운맛), salty(짠맛), sweet(단맛) etc. but, sometimes, 맛 is used for the other purpose. ...

View answer
3 answers
8 votes
41k views
Difference between usage of 에 and 에서?
3 votes

'에' and '에서' are different words, but sometimes they can be used interchangeably because they have same meaning under the limited situation. If they are used interchangeably, there is no difference in ...

View answer
3 answers
9 votes
394 views
Is it possible to make a list of the (12+?) different meanings of the 이/가 particle (and what would that list be)?
3 votes

Omg... Why do you want to know about the twelve meanings? I mean, why do you need that? I think many Koreans don't know about that. I heven't heard '은/가' has 12 meanings!!! haha. Unless you are not ...

View answer
3 answers
3 votes
542 views
Should I use honorifics for a group of people containing both me and my seniors?
2 votes

You cannot use all of them because of "우리" You must not use "우리" implying your superior. At first, you might want to study "우리". You might forget to mention "tonight&...

View answer
5 answers
7 votes
6k views
What's the nuance of meaning of 마음을 먹다 (literally, 'to eat one's mind'), and how does the metaphor work?
2 votes

I wanted to ignore this question because there were two answers. However, I don't understand what they are talking about... '마음을 먹다' is not metaphor. 먹다 has a lot of meaning. In dictionary, There ...

View answer
3 answers
2 votes
246 views
Why does iPhone auto-correct suggest "되요" when I type "돼요"
1 votes

One way to gage what to use is that replace 되 to 하 and 돼 to 해. 그렇게 됩니다. → 그렇게 합니다.(Correct) 그렇게 됍니다. → 그렇게 햅니다.(Incorrect) 그렇게 됬습니다. → 그렇게 핬습니다.(Incorrect) 그렇게 됐습니다. → 그렇게 했습니다.(Correct) 그렇게 될 수 ...

View answer
3 answers
1 votes
184 views
Pronunciation of number 7 in native Korean number
1 votes

Teacher is correct. That sound is 7(일곱). Just accept his pronunciation.

View answer
3 answers
6 votes
124 views
How can I use the weeks before starting a beginner’s Korean course?
1 votes

I recommend to try this way. Find Korean TV series you like. Watch with Korean subtitle. Study transcript and memorize them. Watch the video without subtitles over and over until you are totally ...

View answer
2 answers
4 votes
1k views
스푼 in a recipe: tablespoons or teaspoons?
1 votes

I think "스푼" means a tablespoon and "티스푼" means a teaspoon. I know there is no such a strict criteria about "스푼" if there is no special mention.

View answer
2 answers
1 votes
2k views
Pronunciation of 잘 - /jal/ or /jai/
1 votes

I never find [i] sound in 잘. The two sounds are fairly different. I think it's because the pronunciation system is totally different between Korean and English. If you are sure to hear [i] sound. I ...

View answer
3 answers
5 votes
12k views
What's the correct representation of letter "j" in korean?
1 votes

They are totally the same except the shape. ㅊ and ㅎ are examples of other letters that can have different shapes. Some people write them with the upper line being vertical, rather than horizontal. ...

View answer
2 answers
2 votes
661 views
How is "There is scarcely any passion without struggle" translated in Korean versions of Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus?
1 votes

투쟁없는 열정은 거의 없다. - 알베르 카뮈, 시지프 신화 I tried to find "the translated sentence" trolling the internet. It was difficult to find, so I translated it by myself. The 투쟁, 열정 can be different words according ...

View answer
2 answers
3 votes
442 views
Is 스시녀 a derogatory word?
0 votes

저도 스시녀를 여기서 처음 들어서 한 번 찾아봤는데요. 스시녀는 일본여자를 뜻하네요. 일본 스시가 유명하거든요. 비속어이나 무례한 의미로 사용되지는 않는 듯 합니다. 김치녀는 안 좋은 의미로만 사용되는데, 스시녀는 그렇지 않습니다. 어떤 분은 스시녀와 결혼해서 너무 행복하다고 하고, 어떤 분은 스시녀랑 술을 먹게 됬는데 너무 이뻐서 행복한 시간을 ...

View answer
2 answers
4 votes
485 views
Use of -거나 in this question
0 votes

어제는 친구들과 같이 점심을 ( )바로 도서관에 갔다. 1 먹든지 2 먹거나 3 먹고 나서 4 먹다 보면 The right answer is 3. 먹고 나서

View answer
4 answers
6 votes
219 views
Meaning of 몇 사람 in 성공한 사람은 몇 사람 안 된다
0 votes

I think this is an idiomatic problem. When something is portioned in small, we say 몇 ~ 안된다. You can omit ~. 성공한 사람은 몇 사람 안된다. There are many people, but only few people succeed. 가르칠 것은 몇 개 안된다. ...

View answer
3 answers
3 votes
727 views
애인, 소중한 사람 - what is the difference?
0 votes

You can call your husband/wife 애인. 애 means love. 인 means human. So if you love someone, you call him 애인. 소중한 사람 means a person who is really important in your life. It can be your family, friends or ...

View answer
4 answers
4 votes
31k views
What's the meaning and appropriate usage of 잘 부탁드립니다?
0 votes

It's just like a greeting before introducing yourself or interview. Meaning is like "Please, see me as a good person.", "Please, think me in a good way.", "Please, give me high score.". That kind of ...

View answer
3 answers
4 votes
1k views
description of intonation variation with declarative, interrogative, propositive, imperative, exclamative, ...?
0 votes

hmm.. You are interested in intonation. You are right. Korean meanings can be different according to intonation. The best way is to hear directly from native speakers. So I will give you examples with ...

View answer
2 answers
5 votes
2k views
Nuances of different Korean words for "discipline"
0 votes

I think 절제 is the word you are looking for. You can say "사람이 절제 할 줄도 알아야지."

View answer