Friday, October 18, 2013

Common Korean Phrases and Words in K-pop

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사랑해 (saranghae): “I love you”

보고 싶어 (bogo shipeo): “I miss you; want to see you”

몰라 (molla): informal/slang = “I don’t know”

돌아와 (dorawa): “come back”

괜찮아 (gwenchana): informal = “it’s alright/okay”

것 같다 (geot gata): an expression used when the subject of the conversation is uncertain; e.g. “seems to be”

점점 (jeomjeom): varies by context, but used to show degree (i.e. “more and more,” “less and less, or “little by little,” etc.)

어떻게 (eotteoke): “How…?” or “What should/can I do?”

안돼 (andwae): affixed with a negative force; basically “no”/”can’t”

너무 (neomu): “so,” “too much,” or “very,” etc.

이젠 (ijen): “now” as in “from now on”

이렇게 (ireoke): “like this; in this way”

아직 (ajik): “yet; still”

다시 (dasi): “again”

더 (deo): “more”

니가 (niga): “you are”

모든 (modeun): “every; all”

항상 (hangsang): “always”

곁에 (gyeotae): “next to; by”

가슴이 (gaseumi): “heart; chest”

쉽게 (swipge): adverb = “easily”

오늘도 (oneuldo): “today”

하루 (haru): “day,” thus haru haru means “day by day”

하지만 (hajiman): “but; however,” not to be confused with…

하지마 (hajima): “stop it; don’t do it”

말이야 (mariya): verb = “speaking of”; also used for emphasis

왜 (wae): typically “why” but also “what” in different contexts

자꾸 (jakku): to continuously do something or keep from doing something (literal translation is “keep”)

있어 (isseo): “there is/exists” (positive)

없어 (eobseo): “there isn’t” (negative) also “can’t/don’t”



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