다치다 (dachida) | [Word of the Day]

안녕하세요!

Alright so I’m late posting again! I’m so sorry. I’ve been busy all day today after I got off work I had a few things I had to do before I could finally just sit down and blog for you guys!

Let’s get started!

Today’s word is very relevant to the day I had today. Today was definitely my day of injuries! I’m super clumsy so it’s not uncommon for me to hurt myself some kind of way but today it was just one thing after another. I hit both of my hands and had to fix two nails, I had a bad headache (not sure from where) which was affecting my eyes and my ears and to top it all off, I hit the corner of the wall and now my toe is hurting. (It’s fine though no worries!) 

Awesome.

I’m not sure if we discussed this word before but I don’t think we did.

다치다 (dachida) | “to injure; to become hurt”

i.e.,

  • 내 손을 다쳤어. (nae son-eul dachyeoss-eo.) | “I hurt my hand.”
  • 내 발이 정말 아파. (nae bal-i jeongmal apa.) | “My foot hurts really bad.”

You may be wondering why I used 아파 when we’re talking about 다치다. Well, for one 아프다 is similar to 다치다 but they are different in meaning. Just a tad. Barely noticeable.

아프다 is in reference to pain. It’s describing how you feel, figuratively and literally. “I feel hurt”, “I’m hurting very bad”, “She’s hurting”, “My heart hurts”, etc.

다치다 (dachida) is in reference to an injury. “I injured myself”, “I injured my leg”, “He injured his arm”. This doesn’t describe the pain or the level of pain. It is possible to injure yourself and not feel pain.

Okay so that’s a little bit of comparison for the day! And that’s all I’m going to cover on this topic.

That’s all for today!

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