클래스 (keullaeseu) vs 수업 (sueop) [Word of the Day]

안녕하세요! (Annyeonghaseyo!)

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

Example:

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.
    • i.e.
      • 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.)

-내일까지! (naeillkkaji!)

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