Learn Korean “Only” #1

Posted on 20. Apr, 2015 by in Uncategorized

Most foreigners who learn “Only” in Korea learn as a 만/man, but there are other ways to say “Only” in Korean. Let’s learn how to use 만 first. To use man, you need to memorize “noun +만” or “ Verb stem+기만 하다”. As you read my blog before, 기 is making Verb to noun. As you may remember, Korean use verb as a nous with 기 a lot. Please read examples below.

먹다 is verb and means to eat, but it becomes a noun if you add 기. 먹기

내 친구가 요리하니까 너는 먹기만 하면 된다/My friend will cook, you only need to eat.

입다/to wear

저 손님은 입기만 하고 안 산다/ That customer only wear clothing without buying it.

나는 감자만 좋아한다/ I only like potato.

그녀만 영어를 합니다/she only speak English.

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Learn Korean “This, That(1), and over That(2)”

Posted on 13. Apr, 2015 by in Uncategorized

Today you will learn how to say “This/이/E, That(1)/그/gu, and That(2)/저/jeo” in Korean. As you can guess these are related to distance from listener and speaker. Simply, this is closest from the speaker, and that(1) is little far from the speaker or close to the listener, and the last that(2) is using as when something is really far from the speaker and the listener. Please see examples below.

This is my bag/이게 내 가방입니다/e gae nae ga bang im ni da.

That is my bag/ 그게 내 가방입니다/gu gae nae ga bang im ni da.

That(over there) is my bag/ 저게 내 가방입니다/ jeo gae nae ga bang im ni da.

As you see the 게/gae; it means thing.

There is another meaning of that(1). Korean use that(1) when listener and speaker know both. For instance, listener and speaker used a computer together yesterday, and then later one of them can say I like that computer/ 나는 그 컴퓨터가 좋았어/na nun gue computer ga jo a sseo/. So, it is not related to distance.

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Learn Korean “Verb+음/ㅁ”- Nominalization #3

Posted on 06. Apr, 2015 by in Uncategorized

This is the last way to change from verb to noun. As I said last two 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 음/ㅁ to make noun. For your information: this way of nominalization is not common when Korean speak, but you will see in writing or dictionary. Let me give you some examples how to change it. Please see examples below.

To read –읽다 > reading 읽음

To eat – 먹다 > eating 먹음

As I said that this is not common way in speaking form because this way of nominalization becomes very independent, but there are a few vocabularies Korean use when they speak.

To sleep – 자다 > sleeping 잠 > I am going to be soon/ 곧 잠을 잘 거예요.

To dance – 추다 > eating 춤 > I am going to go to a club for dancing with my friends/ 친구하고 춤을 추러 클럽에 갈 거예요.

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