운전하고 싶어요 (unjeonhago sipeoyo) | [Word of the Day]

안녕하세요!

Quick note: I have not forgotten about the Wednesday Kpop Update. For the time being I just pushed it to the weekend. I ended up having more to do during this week than I imagined I would have and so it’s been a bit delayed but it will be on Wednesday instead of the weekend next week!

Alright, let’s get started for the WOTD!

I decided to pick a word that I haven’t used that much. I think I may have mentioned once and never mentioned it again. Maybe because I never really found a usage for it but today I was thinking about it and thought, “why not?” So here we go!

운전하다 ‎(unjeonhada) | “to drive”

운전하고 싶다 | “Want to drive”

There is another way to say “drive” in Korean but I really just wanted to use this word.

i.e.,

  • 그녀는 오늘 밤 늦게까지 운전하고 싶어요. (geunyeoneun oneul bam neujgekkaji unjeonhago sip-eoyo.) | “She wants to drive home late tonight.”

This may be an unnecessary explanation but just in case… I debated on using this as an example but I figured it’s time to start introducing more complex sentences. This particular example includes a word you may or may not have heard before, 늦게까지 and phrased in a way that makes it look more complicated than it really is.

Quick sentence breakdown:

  • 늦게까지 (neujgekkaji) | “til late; late”
  • 오늘 밤 (oneul bam) | “tonight”

If you remove those two words then this sentence will look less dramatic but I just wanted to show an example of a sentence that uses more than just basic words.

Okay that’s it for this week! Next week we’ll move on to a new topic that’ll look very similar to this one.

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