I am sticking to this event/location theme this week however today will be a little different. Tomorrow I will focus more on hobbies which will be a bit different than the past few days as well. Today I wanted to talk about two words that mean a similar thing but are not technically the same as they can be used in different ways.
클래스 (keullaeseu) [noun]: class (group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher; series of classes covering a single subject)
수업 (sueop) [noun]: (education) a class
오늘 수업에 건가요? (oneul sueob-e geongayo?) and 오늘 클래스에 건가요? (oneul keullaeseue geongayo?) = Are you going to class today?
- Both of these sentences are focusing on attending class.
- The first one is used in meaning, “school” or “educational” classes.
- The second one is not necessarily “school”. 클래스 (keullaeseu) can actually be combined with other words to create a new type of class.
- 댄스 클래스 (daenseu keullaeseu) = dancing class
- 바느질 클래스 (baneujil keullaeseu) = sewing class
(These definitions come from wiktionary.com and other dictionary site sources. I’ll post them later on.)