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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