Okay, so today’s post is brought to you by a conversation I had earlier in the day. As a joke I was talking to someone about not touching random objects and I started thinking of how I would say that in Korean.
크크크 (haha)! I wasn’t sure if I already posted this because it looks really familiar. I don’t know but if you see it somewhere here let me know and I’ll link it to this post.
Let’s get started!
- 만지다 (manjida) | “to touch”
- 내 휴대 전화 만졌어? (nae hyudae jeonhwa manjyeoss-eo?) | “Did you touch my phone?”
- 창을 만지지 마십시오. (chang-eul manjiji masibsio.) | “Please don’t touch the window.”
- 야! 만지지 마! (ya! manjiji ma!) | “Hey! Don’t touch that!” or “Hey! Don’t touch me!”
- 그는 의자를 만졌어요. (geuneun uijaleul manjyeoss-eoyo.) | “He touched the chair.”
This came about after a realization that I didn’t really think about how to tell someone I was allergic to something in Korean. I was out with some friends (before the quarantine) and while we were out we went to a bakery. The only problem is, even though I love sweets, I’m allergic to some of the ingredients. So I have to be careful when I order food.
Maybe some of you have that same problem. So, here’s how you can say you have an allergy. Below is a vocabulary list of some of the most common food allergies. It’s not comprehensive as there are some things missing off this list.
- 생선 (saengseon) | “fish”
- 우유 (uyu) | “milk”
- 해산물 (해산물) | “seafood”
- 땅콩 (땅콩) | “peanut”
- 밀가루 (milgalu) | “wheat”
- 달걀 (dalgyal) | “eggs”
- 나는 생선에 알레르기가 있어요. (naneun saengseon-e alleleugiga iss-eoyo.) | “I’m allergic to fish.”
- 동생은 달걀에 알레르기가 있어요. (dongsaeng-eun dalgyal-e alleleugiga iss-eoyo.) | “My little brother is allergic to eggs.”
I thought I’d share this word. I don’t have a sentence for it or an example of how to use it because it can basically be used in situations where you would say something like, “Of course” or “Yes, absolutely!” There’s really not a way I can think of how to really provide an example but I hear it a lot so I wanted to share it for the day.
- 물론이지! (mullon-iji) | “Of course!”
I’m back! I decided to do a quick, easy, and useful phrase that you could start using today in any conversation involving… shopping!
Let’s get started!
…을/를 사야 해요 (eul/leul sa-ya haeyo) | “have to buy”
I left off 나, 나는 only because you can add whatever subject is appropriate to this. There isn’t really much to this phrase except filling in the blanks.
…을/를 사야 해요 (eul/leul sa-ya haeyo)
- 을/를 | object particles
- 사야 해요 (sa-ya haeyo) | have to buy
- 사다 (sa-da)| buy
- -야 하다 (-ya hada) | have to
There is more to say about -야 하다 (-ya hada) because it does change depending on the verb that you use, however, we will look at that again with other verbs. I don’t want to do a full grammar breakdown instead I’d just rather show you how it looks and how to use it and then explain why it works that way later so it’s not super overwhelming. This isn’t a complicated phrase or anything but it’s just one of those things that can become complicated if you’re unfamiliar with conjugation.
- 신발 (sinbal) | Shoes
- 옷 (os) | clothes
- 종이 (jong-i) | paper
- 차 (cha) | car
- 새 신발을 사야 해요. (sae sinbal-eul saya haeyo.) | “I have to buy new shoes.”
- 나는 옷을 사야해요. (naneun os-eul saya haeyo.) | “I have to buy clothes.”
- 더 많은 종이를 사야 해요. (deo manh-eun jong-ileul saya haeyo.) | “I have to buy more paper.”
- 나는 차를 사야해요. (naneun chaleul saya haeyo.) | “I have to buy a car.”