걱정하지마세요 (geokjeong hajimaseyo), 걱정하지마 (geokjeong hajima) [Word of the Day Series]

안녕하세요! Annyeonghaseyo! 

Have you ever been watching a drama, one person turns to the other and says, “괜찮아”? Or how about “걱정하지마세요”? Well today we’re gonna talk about that.

Before,  we talked about 괜찮아 (gwenchana) to mean “it’s OK” and it has been used in situations to mean “don’t worry”. Hajiman, there are ways to say “don’t worry” using the verb “하 다 (ha da)” which means “to do”.

There are two ways you will use this, formally and informally. Formally, 하지마세요 (hajimaseyo)… it’s not necessarily formal but it is more polite. And informally, 하지마 (hajima) which would be used among friends or someone younger than you.

Combining either 하지마세요 or 하지마  with 걱정 (geokjeong) which means “worry” and we have “don’t worry”. If you wanted to be even more polite and say,  “please don’t worry”, you’d say 걱정마세요 (geokjeong maseyo).

One last one is,  걱정마 (geokjeong ma) which is another way of saying (informally) don’t worry, no worries.

Just a side no here, the sentence structure looks doesn’t than how it is written in English. This is because in Korean, it is subject-object-verb subject-adjective. This is something I will cover during a Grammar of the Week later on but I just wanted you to be aware of that.

So that’s it!!

-Until 월요일…행운을 담아!

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Lovelyz’ Seo Ji Soo Investigation Update [Kpop News]

Last time, it was reported that one of the original posters was finally going to speak to police and present her evidence. Since then the police have released the following statement:

Recently, we investigated the person who first drew up and published the rumor regarding Lovelyz’ Seo Ji Soo on the internet site.  The person who first wrote the rumors about Seo Ji Soo is not the first circulator of the rumors.  We are still pursuing the first circulator.” -allkpop.com

So what I’m taking from this is that, the person ‘jisooluv’ who originally went to speak to police is actually not the originator of the rumors? Which again presents the question that many people have been asking this entire time, who is it? Progress is being made in the case. I do wonder if anything ‘jisooluv’ presented was anything different than what was already circulating. I have to wonder, because why else would they be looking for someone else now? I think everyone just needs to come forward and speak with police. It’s the right thing to do.

Let’s get a resolution to this investigation!

For more on this story, check out: Police give an update on the investigation into the rumors about Lovelyz’ Seo Ji Soo.

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