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Korean Vocabulary Related To Family Part 2 Posted by on Nov 30, 2009

아내 – wife (humble) 마누라 – wife (humble) 부인 – wife (honorific) 남편 – husband 자기 – often used by newlyweds to each other 여보 – used by married couples to each other 당신 – often used by married couples (formal term) 아들 – used for your own son 아드님 – used for other people’s…

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Korean Vocabulary Related to Family Posted by on Nov 27, 2009

What you’ll notice about Korean vocabulary related to the family is that there may be more than one way to address someone depending on your rank, age, and relation to the person. Shall we take a look? 아버지 – father (polite) 아버님 – father (very polite) 아빠 – dad (informal) 어머니 – mother (polite) 어머님…

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Answers to the Standard Polite Past Tense Posted by on Nov 24, 2009

1 – 놀다 (to play) [놀았어요] 2 – 닫다 (to close) [닫았어요] 3 – 사다 (to buy) [샀어요] 4 – 갈다 (to sharpen) [갈았어요] 5 – 싣다 (to load) [실었어요] 6 – 있다 (to have, to be present) [있었어요] 7 – 자다 (to sleep) [잤어요] 8 – 공부하다 (to study) [공부했어요] 9 – 남자예요 ([I]…

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Standard Polite Past Tense Quiz Posted by on Nov 21, 2009

Form the past tense standard polite version of these verbs: 1 – 놀다 (to play) 2 – 닫다 (to close) 3 – 사다 (to buy) 4 – 갈다 (to sharpen) 5 – 싣다 (to load) 6 – 있다 (to have, to be present) 7 – 자다 (to sleep) 8 – 공부하다 (to study) 9 –…

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Standard Polite Past Tense Posted by on Nov 18, 2009

For today’s post, we’ll tackle conjugating verbs in the past tense, but only in the standard polite form. Let’s take a look at this sentence: “학교에 갔어요“. (학교 = school. 에 = location marking particle. 갔어요 = went.) In English this sentence would be, “I went to school”. The infinitive of the verb “went” is “to…

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