How to say “Just so you know..” in Korean?

Posted on 25. May, 2016 by in Uncategorized

Today, you are going to learn how to say “Just so you know” in Korean. The grammar point is “V.S. + 거든(요)/ geo dun (Yo)”. This is good to use between close friends because if you use this in wrong situation it can be rude.  If you don’t want to be rude using this, you have to avoid “Rising intonation”. You always use “Falling information”. Plain put, you don’t want to put any accent on 든 or 요.  Please read the examples with phone conversations below for your study.

To eat 먹다

먹다 + 거든(요) = 먹거든(요).

A: I will get some pizza for you guys when I come to your house. 너희 집에 갈때 피자 사 갈게.

B: Oh, really?  오… 진짜!?

A: Yes, Why?  응, 왜그래?

B: Just so you know, we are eating pizza right now.  우리 지금 피자 먹거든.

A: Oh, okay. I will get some other food. 아… 그래. 다른 거 사 갈게.

B: Thank you. I can’t wait to see you!  고마워. 빨리와!

 

To watch 보다 – 봤다 past tense

봤다 + 거든(요) = 봤거든(요).

A: Hey, do you want to watch Civil War tonight? 야, 오늘밤에 시빌워 보러 갈래?

B: Sorry, just so you know, I watched it last weekend. 미안, 지난 주말에 봤거든.

“Photo from by litherland on flickr.com”

Rising Korean Singer Star in China and Korea

Posted on 18. May, 2016 by in Uncategorized

There was a famous Korean program calls “I am a singer” and it became famous in China as well. Chinese version of “I am a singer”  was created by Chinese broadcast and one of Korean singer participated and won a few times in the competitions. So, he becomes a rising star in China: his name is Hwag ChiYeol. I personally like his husky voice. Although, he is famous as a singer in China, he attracted a large crowd in Korea by a program calls “I live alone” which is a South Korean TV entertainment program. I added a video from the singing program and a video from the “I live alone.”  Try to understand the conversation in the second video and let me know if you have any questions.

Let’s learn one of useful Korean expressions: in the secong video, he says “(국이) 기가 막히네/(kook e) gi ga mak he nae/ the soup is great”. You should memorize this expression by clause (기가 막히네), not word by word because it doesn’t make sense.  기가 막히네 can be meaning of “Great”, also can be meaning of “Be absurd”, so you have to see the context carefully.

 

I will do it for you!

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by in Uncategorized

Today, you are going to learn how to say “I will do it for you” in Korean. The grammar point is “V.S. + 을/ㄹ + 게(요)”.  I will do it for you/제가 할게요/ jae ga hal gae yo.”   I will give you some example sentences how you can use them in the sentences.  Please see the examples below with phonetic alphabet.

To do 하다 + 을/ㄹ + 게(요) = 할게요

I will do it for you/ 제가 할게요/ jae ga hal gae yo.

To meet 만나다

I will meet him for you/ 제가 대신 만날게요/ jae ga dae sin man nal gae yo.

To go  가다

I will go there for you/제가 거기에 갈게요/ jae ga geo gi ae gal gae yo.

To see 보다

I will see it for you/ 제가 볼게요/ jae ga bol gae yo.

To wear 입다

I will wear for you/ 제가 입을게요/ jae ga ip eul gae yo.

To buy 사다

I will buy for you/ 제가 살게요/ jae ga sal gae yo.

To tell 말하다

I will tell him for you/ 제가 말할게요/ jae ga mal hal gae yo.

“Photo from    Ant Smith  on flickr”

Please let me know if  you have any question. I am hear for you.