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언제 + vocabulary | [Word of the Day]

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I’m not really sure when I should’ve posted a kpop update but I’m sure it should’ve been either today or yesterday. Since I started this post so late, I’ll do one on Thursday. The schedule on here is about to change starting next week because my schedule is changing! Yikes!! Bare with me guys!

Let’s get started!

I wasn’t sure how to title this post so we’re just gonna have to go with it today!

As you already know, 언제 (eonje) means “when”. We’ve talked about using it in a sentence before but not necessarily with words we’re been studying. I picked a few words we’ve gone over and I’ll add principles we’ve studied before to do these examples.

Key Words

  • 떠나다 | to leave
  • 도착하다 | to arrive [new word]
  • 마시다 | to drink
  • 자다 | to sleep

Let’s look at some examples using just these words and what we know about sentence structure and conjugation!

i.e.,

  • 언제 떠나? | “When are you leaving?”
  • 그것이 언제 도착해?| “When does it arrive?” 
  • 언제 마시고 싶어? | “When do you want to drink?”
  • 언제 자는가? | “When do you sleep?”

There’s nothing in the sentences above that we haven’t covered before except for the word 도착하다. Everything else is what we’ve been working on this whole time. Are you connecting the dots to begin making your own sentences?

We’ll finish this week with “what” before moving on to something new. I was thinking maybe focusing on “I am…”/”You are…”/”Are you…?”/”Is he/she…?”/etc. type sentences next week. I really want to start pulling everything together before we move on.

The ultimate goal is speaking Korean so let’s keep practicing!

잘 자서 (Jal Ja-seo) | [Word of the Day]

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Today’s word is actually more of phrase. For some reason, it’s been stuck in my head for the past two or three days and after every conversation I feel this odd need to include it. I don’t though… unless it’s nighttime. I refrain for the strangeness that my mind would prefer me to indulge in.

The phrase today is:

잘 자서 (Jal Ja-seo) | “sleep well”

  • 잘 (jal) | meaning “well”
  • 자서 (ja-seo) | comes from the verb 자다 (ja-da) meaning “to sleep”

It’s a pretty short post today as this is a very simple word. I’m being really light on these posts because while I am posting phrases that hear sporadically through the day for this week, I am preparing for a new Grammar of the Week.

That’s it for today!

몸 조심하세요 (mom josimhaseyo) [Word of the Day]

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Ok so today’s word is again another phrase. I’m so excited about introducing phrases again because, for one, a lot of these are phrases I’ve used as examples in the past when I was struggling to comprehend Korean, but now I fully understand what they mean and so I can re-introduce them.

몸 조심하세요 (mom josimhaseyo) | “take care of yourself”

I’m not sure if I mentioned this particular phrase in the past but it is a formal, or “honorific polite” expression. How do we know this? Check out the ending, 하세요. This ending is something we’ve discussed before but just for review, it is used to dignify the person you are speaking or speaking of.

  • 조심 comes from the verb 조심하다 which means, “take care” or “be careful”
  • 몸 means “body”

However, since we are using this in reference to another person, it can take on the meaning of something akin to, “take care of your “person” or health”.

Hopefully that wasn’t drastically confusing and I really hope this made sense! Tomorrow I’ll see if I can find a new and easy verb or adjective.

That’s it for today!

장을 보다 (jang-eul boda) [Word of the Day]

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Ok so this is a completely different way that I’ve ever heard of saying grocery shopping. I’m not sure how many of you are actually familiar with this term as well, however I will do my best to use it in a sentence. Below I’ve provided two alternatives of ways that I would typically say grocery shopping.

장을 보다 (jang-eul boda) | “to do grocery shopping”

i.e.,

  • 나는 장 보러 가야. (naneun jang boleo gaya.) | “I have to go grocery shopping.”

-Alternative-

  • 나는 식료품 쇼핑을 갈 필요가. (naneun siglyopum syoping-eul gal pil-yoga.) | “I need to go grocery shopping.”
  1. 식료품 쇼핑 (siglyopum syoping)
  2. 수퍼마켓 (syupeomakes)

That’s it for today!