매일해 (maeilhae) [Word of the Day]

안녕하세요!

So today’s word is one I just heard recently. I know another way to say this word so this one wasn’t exactly a way I was familiar with. This is also one I wasn’t sure exactly how to explain it so I decided to break it down to make it easier.

매일해 (maeilhae) | “every year”

Typically, I would just say “매년 (maenyeon)”. 년 (nyeon) means “year”. Ok now that that’s out of the way!

매일 (maeil) means “every day”. 매 (mae) means “each; every” and 일 (il) means “day”. 해 (hae) has a few meanings but one of those meanings just so happens to be “year”. So when we combine the two, “매일해 (maeilhae)”, it becomes every year.

**But I’ve also been told that 매해 (maehae) can also mean “every year” or “yearly”. Not sure on that one just yet. (and if anyone of you out there can verify this in the comments I’ll update this post!)

Alright so that’s it for today! I for one think I’ll stick with what I know on this one and that’s 매년 (mae-nyeon).

 

 

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2 thoughts on “매일해 (maeilhae) [Word of the Day]”

  1. Thanks for all the vocabulary…
    What i want to ask is can you please translate this sentence to korea for me have tried using google translate but it didn’t correspond with what i do hear in k drama
    the sentence is “does that make sense”…thanks

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    1. You’re welcome! Thanks for reading my blog.

      The only way I know how to say “does that make sense?” in Korean is “이게 말이 돼?” I’m not sure if that’s the way you heard it in a drama before. The drama may have used a “slang” form that I’m not familiar with.

      Oh! One other way is 말도 안돼. It can also mean “does that make sense” or “that makes no sense”.

      Are either of those phrases you’re referring to?

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