Beaches, Buddhas, and BBQ in Busan

Posted on 30. Mar, 2015 by in Buddhism, Cuisine, Culture, Korean food, Korean Tourism

Enjoy Busan!

Enjoy Busan!

It may live in the shadow of the capital of Seoul, but Korea’s second city has a lot to offer. Hit the beach, hike to ancient temples, munch on fresh seafood, and enjoy some arcade games in Busan.

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Learn Korean “Verb+는 것”- Nominalization #2

Posted on 30. Mar, 2015 by in Uncategorized

Today I am going to talk about the second way to switch from verb to noun. As I said last week, you have to know the way of change from verb to noun because Korean uses verb as a noun a lot. When they change from verb to noun, they remove 다 and then add 는 것 to make noun. For your information: 는 is noun modifier and 것 is thing, meaning of 는 것 is the act of something. Let me give you some examples how to change it. Please see examples below.

To read –읽다 > reading 읽는 것 (Act of reading)

She reads a book/그녀가 책을 읽다. V

She like to read a book/ 그녀는 책 읽는 것을 좋아한다. N

 

To eat – 먹다 > eating 먹는 것(Act of eating)

He eats fruit/ 그가 과일을 먹다. V

He like to eat fruit/ 그는 과일 먹는 것을 좋아한다. N

Korean uses 는 것 as writing most of time. When Korean speak 는 것, they pronounce as 는 거/ nun geo mostly. So, speaking form 먹는 거를 좋아한다.

I understand that there are many rules to learn and it is easy to forget grammar. That is why; you need to keep learning with diverse learning ways such as watching, listening, reading, etc.  If you have any question or concern, please leave a message.

 

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Learn Korean “Verb+기”- Nominalization #1

Posted on 23. Mar, 2015 by in Uncategorized

There are three ways to do nominalization. Today you will learn one of them. Korean uses verb as a noun a lot, so you need to know how to change from verb to noun in Korean. When they change from verb to noun, they add 기 to make noun; it is one of the ways to make noun. I will give you some examples how to change it. Please see examples below.

To read –읽다 > reading 읽기

She reads a book/그녀가 책을 읽다. V

She like to read a book/ 그녀가 책 읽기를 좋아한다. N

 

To eat – 먹다 > eating 먹기

He eats fruit/ 그가 과일을 먹다. V

He like to eat fruit/ 그가 과일 먹기를 좋아한다. N

Korean uses 기 with other form and meaning. For instance, V+기 전에 (Before doing something) > 책을 읽기 전에, 과일을 먹기 전에. V+기 때문에 (Because someone does something) > 책을 읽기 때문에, 과일을 먹기 때문에.

As you may know, learning Korean is super hard; it is one of hardest languages in the world. So, Please don’t get stress out too much and just study one by one.  Please let me know if you have any question by the facebook message.

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