How Do You Say This in Korean? (11 August 2013)

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Welcome to the 18th episode of “How Do You Say This in Korean?”! In this series, teacher 경화 (Kyung-hwa) is joined by a co-host of her choice twice a month to answer some listener questions. The questions we will be answering in this series are mainly about how to say certain things in Korean.


How do you say “It’s going to be awesome!” and “You’re going to be awesome!” in Korean?
재밌을 거야. [jae-mi-sseul geo-ya]
잘할 거야. [ja-ral geo-ya]

How do you say “I’m sorry. I’m sick and I can’t come.”in Korean?
= 죄송해요. 아파서 못 갈 것 같아요. [joe-song-hae-yo. a-pa-seo mot gal geot ga-ta-yo.]

How do you say “Bless you!” in Korean when someone sneezes?
= Korean people don’t say anything when someone sneezes. 😉

How do you say “I have two brothers; one 8 years old and the other 16 years old.” in Korean?
= [if you are the oldest] (저는) 남동생이 두 명 있어요. 한 명은 열여섯 살이고, 한 명은 여덟 살이에요.
[(jeo-neun) nam-dong-saeng-i du myeong i-sseo-yo. han myeong-eun yeol-lyeo-seot sa-ri-go, han myeong-eun yeo-deol sa-ri-e-yo.]
[if you are the middle child] (저는) 오빠 한 명, 남동생 한 명 있어요. 오빠는 열여섯 살이고, 남동생은 여덟 살이에요.
[(jeo-neun) o-ppa han myeong, nam-dong-saeng han myeong i-sseo-yo. o-ppa-neun yeol-lyeo-seot sa-ri-go, nam-dong-saeng-eun yeo-deol sa-ri-e-yo.]

How do you say “I’m the only sister between two brothers in the family.” in Korean?
= 딸은 저 하나예요. [tta-reun jeo ha-na-ye-yo.] or 여자 형제는 없어요. [yeo-ja hyeong-je-neun eop-sseo-yo.]

How do you say “Please don’t put onions in it.” in Korean?
= 양파는 빼 주세요. [yang-pa-neun ppae ju-se-yo.]

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How Do You Say This in Korean? (11 August 2013)
  • Mi

    Annyeonghaseyooo :))

    Awww, I’m always excited for new episodes… I think,, it is my question up there… 두근 두근 두근 아~ 떨려요 and I don’t even know why ^^’ Hearing one’s own voice… 조금 이상해요 ㅋㅋㅋ
    Anyways: Thank you so much for answering my question in such detail <3 I love you for that! I will memorize 같이 가자 재밌을 거야 well! The term I was looking for was 재밌을 겠다 (I hope the way I wrote it is fine) and 재밌을 것 같아, though~ so thank you a lot! 잘할 거야 and 잘 될 거야 helped me a lot, too 😀 감사합니다아아아아아아아아아~ :DDDD

    I also chuckled a little when Sunhwa-seonsaengnim spelled my name for the second time… I thought, it was nothing special *keke* Well, my friends used to joke about it, so I was a little confused, I wasn't aware of the double-meaning of my name right away 😀 hihi ♥

    Thanks for all the other answered questions, too! 😀 I am originally from Asia and we don't have "Bless you" either 🙂
    I guess, you can call your dongsaengs just by name, then? :)) kkk
    Ah really~ I wonder, why? Tomatoes are really a big issue :'D There are those who like it and those who don't, 저는 토마토 좋아해요 :)) But it's totally fine, if some don't of course, just wanted to point that out 😀 Heh <3
    Looking forward to your next episode!

    당연하죠! 재밌을 거야! :DD

  • Jasmine

    I‘m from China and I love your lessens very much!
    I want to know what is ‘How can I get in touch with you?’ in Korean.
    Thank you for help ^ ^

  • Darius

    Hi TTMIK!!! long time listener, first time commenter.
    Everyones seen the twerk video with Miley Cyrus that it sparked this internet twerking dance epidemic.
    Just recently i saw this Kpop group called wassup? they were doing the twerking thing and i was just wondering… just how would you spell/say twerk in korean? lol. but seiously how?
    thanks ^^

    –> WASSUP (와썹) – Wa$$up M/V Official (ENG SUB)

  • Vivian

    Hiiii!!! i’m from Malaysia and i really love Asia culture,i just want to know what is ‘i need your help’ in Korean?

  • Krishna


    Awesome! Thanks for these phrases again! There are all very useful!:) May i ask how to say “Yuck!” or that’s disgusting in korean?:)

    Thank you very much to all the staff of TTMIK, for all your efforts in helping us out!!!! Fighting!!!
    TTMIK Rocks!!!!:)

  • Tricia

    Can you please tell me how to say ” He messed up” in Korean? As in someone else did the wrong thing.