기분 어때요? (gibun eottaeyo?) | [Word of the Day]

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I managed to find another video to share with you guys! The difference between this one and the last one is this is only focused on one phrase, 기분 어때요? The fun thing about this video is that it also gives you examples of how to respond to the question if you’re ever asked.

Before we watch it, I want to break it down just a bit!

Word:

  • 기분 (gibun) | “feeling”
  • 어때요 (eottaeyo) | “how is it?”
    • polite form
    • this comes from the verb 어떻다 which is a “to be” verb meaning “how” so think along the lines of, “What do you think?”, “How is it?”, etc.

This phrase, 기분 어때요?, can also be used with time markers. Like, “How are you today?” or “How were you yesterday?”

i.e.,

  • 오늘은 기분 어때요? (oneul-eun gibun eottaeyo?) | “How are you today?”
  • 어제 기분 어땠어요? (eoje gibun eottaess-eoyo?) | “How were you yesterday?”

Now let’s look at ways to respond!

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“전에 Before and 후에 After”| Sentences in Korean (video)

This is a topic I talked about a while ago but I don’t think I made an actual post for it. I also can’t exactly remember when it was but since it was long enough for me to forget I figured it was time to do a refresher with a video. I really like this video and I thought it was really good for those practicing listening and reading in Korean as well.

I’m an audio/visual learner. I have to see and hear things to really get it before I actually do it and I think a lot of people are like that. So for those of you who learn better that way hopefully this post will help you.

이곳, 그곳, 저곳 (igos, geugos, jeogos) and other ways to say “place” (video)| [Word of the Day]

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So today we’re going to be looking at how to talk about location a bit and what the differences in the words above are.

Let’s get started!

  • 이곳 (igos) | “this place”
  • 그곳 (geugos) | “that place”
  • 저곳 (jeogos) | “that place over there”

Remember that 이, 그, and 저 signify the location that you’re talking about. So 이 (here), 그 (there), and 저 (over there). And 곳 is one of the many ways in Korean to say “place.” For now, we will only be looking at this word to talk about a location.

So what does 곳 mean other than “place” and why are there other ways to say this in Korean?

There are other ways to say “place” because you could be talking about different things like a venue, concert or event (there’s a word for that), you could be talking specifically about a location (there’s a word for that) or you could just be talking about a place and in which case you’d use 곳.

This is probably also one of the most commonly heard ways to say “place” and you may here it a lot in k-dramas.

However, I’m not going to leave you guys having in wondering, “What are the other words??” Because… I found another video!! TTMK was one of my most favorite sites to use when I was first learning Korean. It’s a great resource that I still refer too from time to time when even I have questions about something.

Check out the video below!