들어라 (deureora) [Word of the Day]

안녕하세요! (Annyeonghaseyo!)

Today’s WOTD will be short since there is a new Grammar of the Week out this week! I decided to make this WOTD based on a word you probably hear often. This is probably going to be classified as a “Kpop Teaches Korean Too” post since I’ll be using lyrics from 4Minute’s “Cut It Out”.

You probably will recognize 들어라 (deureora) since it comes from the verb 듣다 (deutda) which means, “to listen; to hear”. I have covered that word before but I don’t I’ve talked about this variation of the word. It still means “listen” but it is actually in the imperative form of this word. So in a sense, it’s used to make a command.

Examples:

  • 말 들어라 너나 잘 들어? (mal deureora neona jal deureo?) = “Listen to me, why don’t you listen to me?” [4Minute “Cut It Out”]

You may not use it this way in everyday speech, but this is a good example of how to use it when you would want to be commanding.

-내일까지! (naeilkkaji!)

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