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잘 됐어요! (jal dwaesseoyo) | [Phrase of the Day]

안녕하세요!

Soooo… There isn’t much to say here. I kinda just wanted to share a post with a phrase to add to your vocabulary list.

Phrase:

  • 잘 됐어요! (jal dwaesseoyo) | “good for you!” Or “that’s great!”
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나도 그렇게 생각해요 (Nado geureoke saeng-gag-haeyo) | [Phrase of the Day]

오랜만이에요!

You guys… I am sooo sorry!! I’ve been holding on to posts for like weeks and forgetting to publish them!!! I honestly didn’t know why I wasn’t getting any notifications at all and then today I realized it’s because I hadn’t published them! I had been updating this blog for a little while from my phone since I was back in school this semester and I forgot how complicated the app can be sometimes.

I’m sorry. I’ll post them this week. I won’t overwhelm you guys and post everything at once.

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Today I decided to come back with a phrase.

Let’s get started!

Phrase:

나도 그렇게 생각해요 | (I think so too)

So I’ve been using an app lately that gives me words and phrases to memorize daily. I struggle with studying on my own so this app just reminds me to do it in a fun way. Anyway, this phrase is one of my new phrases to memorize and I thought I’d share it with you guys.

It’s pretty straightforward but let’s break it down anyway.

    나도 그렇게 생각해요
  • 나도 | me too
    그렇게 | yea, so, too
    생각해요 | think

Okay so why are we using 도 and 그렇게?

Because we need them to serve two separate functions in this sentence. We need 도 to express “agreeance” or the “me too” part for the speaker who is “me” and we need 그렇게 for the “also” or “too” part. So it essentially says “yes, I too think so too.”

It sounds kinda weird in English but it makes sense if you don’t try to translate it in English.

Haha! I didn’t confuse you on my first day back did I?

Leave comments below if you need additional help or have questions.

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

안녕하세요!

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!

또 왔어 (tto wass-eo)| [Word of the Day]

안녕하세요!

오랜만이에요. 너무 오래 걸려서. 미안해요! 하지만, I’m back now! So even though this does say “Word of the day” technically it should say “Phrase of the Day.”

Phrase:

  • 또 왔어 (tto wass-eo)| “I’m back!” or “I’m here again.”

This phrase is a bit casual and can be used in casual settings. Since we’re all friends here I’m using it to announce that I’m back but also to kinda show you how to use it.

What’s changing?

  • I’ll be cutting back on my posts for a while to figure out what’s missing on here and what could be expanded on differently. I may even be updating past posts to make them easier to understand or correcting where I made an error. I started this blog as a way to help me learn Korean and so some of my earlier posts can be a bit confusing or contain minor errors so I plan to update those when I find them.
  • I will be focusing more on Word of the Day posts and Phrases.

Which brings me to my second point:

  • I’m going to start explaining when you can use a word or a phrase when I make these posts. I think that’s more useful than just seeing a word or phrase. It’s good to know how to use it as well.
  • WOTD, Artist of the Week, Foreign Language Tip posts will resume. I may occasionally add a Weekly Lesson post but it won’t be as consistent as before until I go through all the posts and see what’s been discussed and figure out how to make the series a bit more useful.
  • There still won’t be any new grammar posts. The mini grammar lessons will be added into posts where it’s a necessary part of the lesson.

And now for the question I know you all want to ask…

Where have you been?

  • I’m sorry for my extended absence. Initially, I only intended to take a week long break but then that break kinda extended for a couple of months. It was never my intention to disappear like that. But I just realized that I was doing incredibly too much and I had to find a balance with everything that I was doing. I’m not the best at scheduling and I really don’t do a lot to take care of myself like I should. But I think I have it figured out now. I will take breaks again but they won’t be for that long and I’ll let you guys know before I do.

I’m still available for questions whether on a break or not! If you’re ever searching through the blog and you don’t see something here that you have questions about or maybe you saw a post and you had a question but you didn’t want to comment on the blog, you can always email me at twentythirdstation@gmail.com and I’ll do my best to answer your questions. If I can’t answer it, I will refer you to sites that may be helpful as well!

So that’s it!