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Valentine’s day is around the corner. Do you have a crush on someone and need to express how you feel in Korean? Or simply improve your understating of romantic scenes from K-dramas or movies? This post will give you an opportunity to learn how to say ‘I like you’ and ‘I love you’ in Korean, Are you ready?
If you need to review how to say “I love you’ in Korean,” please follow this post 3 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ in Korean.
If you have a crush on someone, but you are not ready for “I love you” yet, how about “I like you” instead. This Korean verb ‘좋아하다‘ means ‘to like’ in English. Depending on your relationship with whom you are speaking, you can use one of the following expressions.
If you want to add the name of your special someone to the above expressions, you can attach ‘-ssi (–씨 )’ or ‘-a/ya (–아/야)’ after his or her name.
* When a Korean name ends in a consonant, -a (–아) is added to the name.
ex) Ji-min (지민) + -a (–아): Ji-min-a (지민아)
지민 ends in a consonant ‘ㄴ’ in Korean
* When a Korean name ends in a vowel, -ya(-야) is added to the name.
ex) Syu-ga (슈가) + ya (–야) : Syu-ga- ya (슈가야)
슈가 ends in a vowel, ‘ㅏ’ in korean.
Here are three examples on how to say I like you with someone’s name:
Please remember that you can use above expressions in several different occasions not just for someone you have a crush on or you are in love with. You can also use them to demonstrate your preference on something with ‘좋아해요’ or ‘사랑해요’.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
감사합니다! (Thank you!)
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