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!”
So I had an idea while I was preparing some posts for the week and decided that I wanted to try something that might help make everything come together for you. We’ve talked about how to introduce ourselves, how old we are, things we like to do and our favorite things. So I thought this would be a good way to practice that.
I’ll go first:
안녕! 나는 마리입니다. 난 서른 살입니다. 나는 학생이지만 나도 일한다. 내가 가장 좋아하는 음료는 커피입니다.
(annyeong! naneun maliibnida. nan seoleun sal-ibnida. naneun hagsaeng-ijiman nado ilhanda. naega gajang joh-ahaneun eumlyoneun keopiibnida.) | “Hi! My name is Mary. I’m 30 years old. I am a student but I also work. My favorite drink is coffee.”
So you see, everything that we’ve been going over really does serve a purpose. I sometimes forget to see how everything ties together but I thought this was a fun activity that everybody could practice since we’re all inside.
- 당신은 이름이 뭐예요? (dangsin-eun ileum-i mwoyeyo?) | “What’s your name?”
- 당신은 몇 살입니까? (dangsin-eun myeoch sal-ibnikka?) | “How old are you?”
- Use Native Korean numbers to tell your age.
- 가장 좋아하는 음료는 뭐예요? (gajang joh-ahaneun eumlyoneun mwoyeyo?) | “What’s your favorite drink?”
So! Comment below and introduce yourself. Also, Please no personal information! You can make it up if you like!