Level 8

Level 8 Lesson 25 / Advanced Situational Expressions: Defending in Korean

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안녕하세요~ Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you want to tell someone “hey, that’s not true” or “no, that’s not what I’m saying”? Have you ever needed to know how to say these things in Korean? Well, have no fear! TTMIK is here to the rescue! In this lesson, we are introducing 12 magnificent Korean phrases that will help you defend, deny, or negate!

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TTMIK Level 8 Lesson 24 / it is just that …, I only … / -(으)ㄹ 따름이다

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In this lesson, we are taking a look at how to use the sentence ending “-(으)ㄹ 따름이다”. This is used to express the meaning of “only” as in “we can only …” or “what I did is just …”. This is a somewhat formal ending and can be found in many official (usually apologetic) statements as well as contexts where the speaker is expressing hope or regret, such as “I only did what he told me, but …” or “we can only wait for the result now”.

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Level 8 Lesson 21 – Advanced Idiomatic Expressions – 머리 (head, hair)

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In this lesson, we will be talking more about the use of the word 머리 (head, hair) in Korean idioms. If you study with this series, you will learn many idiomatic expressions that are based upon a certain Korean word that is used in everyday Korean conversation. In order to fully understand and use the expressions introduced in this series, it is essential that you understand the grammatical structure of the sentence and check out any previous related TTMIK lessons so you can grasp the full meaning of these idioms. Read more

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