How Do You Say This in Korean? (12 July 2013)

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Welcome to the 16th episode of “How Do You Say This in Korean?”! In this series, teacher 경화 (Kyung-hwa) will be 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 “Your shoelaces are untied.” in Korean?
= 신발 끈 풀렸어요. [sin-bal kkeun pul-lyeo-sseo-yo.]

How do you say “I will never give up on my dream.” in Korean?
= 절대(로) 꿈을 포기하지 않을 거예요. [jeol-dae-(ro) kku-meul po-gi-ha-ji a-neul geo-ye-yo.]

How do you say “Where is the nearest washroom or toilet?”in Korean?
= 가장 가까운 화장실이 어디예요? [ga-jang ga-kka-un hwa-jang-si-ri eo-di-ye-yo?]

How do you say “I will do my best.” in Korean?
= 최선을 다할 거예요. [choe-seo-neul da-hal geo-ye-yo.]

How do you say “I walk to school.” in Korean?
= 저는 학교에 걸어가요. [jeo-neun hak-gyo-e geo-reo-ga-yo.]
= 저는 학교에 걸어(서) 다녀요. [jeo-neun hak-gyo-e geo-reo(-seo) da-nyeo-yo.]

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How Do You Say This in Korean? (12 July 2013)
  • krishna

    Annyeong! kyeong Hwa Seon saengnim!

    Awesome!!! these will be very helpful!

    Unnie, how do i say, ” Its so hot, i need to put on my sun glasses”?
    ” this shirt looks good with that scarf”?

    Du wa juseyo!!! Kamsahamnida!!!


  • Btsfan

    Hye Kyeong Hwa Seon saengnim~

    Eonni how to say “i just add you” “thanks for reply”

    Gomawo eonni~!!

    • 태권도_마틴_불가리아

      “I just add you” ? What do you mean? Did you mean: I’ve just added you. – 금방 추가했어(요**)
      “thanks for the reply” – 대답해 줘서 / 주셔서* 고마워(요**).
      With honorific*
      (Polite informal ending**)

  • Diana Delgado

    I have a lot of question..

    1. How do you say “I love you” in Korean.?

    2. How do you say ” I play soccer” in Korean.?

    3. How do you say ” yes”, “what”, “you”, “hey you”, “understand”,”Thank you”, “hello”, “Bye” in Korean.?

    4. How do you say “I love my family” in Korean?

  • Zumrat

    저는 주무라트예요. 카자흐탄 사람이에요. 한국말일 대해서 2 질준을 있는데요.
    1. “I was ripped off” 라고 한국어로 어떻게 해요? 근데 그냥 “바가지 썼네” 말고 다른 방법을 있나요?
    2. “Is there any common expression for this phrase in Korean?”. 한국 친구들한테 질문할때 이런 방법을 어떻게 말할수 있어요?

    도아줘서 정말 감사합니다!
    앞으로 더 질문들이 보내겠습니다 ! 🙂

    • Zumrat


    • Heung Su Lee

      Hello, 주무라트!

      I think I can answer your questions roughly.
      when it comes to the first question, I think you are right. Korean people say like that – “바가지 썼어.” 바가지 썼’네’ means someone tell you that you are ripped off. and you can use this sentence, 바가지 썼’어’, to tell someone that you are ripped off.

      and, about second question, I can say this sentence – 비싸게 주고 산 거 같은데?, which means you seem to buy something with a bit expensive price than it should be.

  • i’macat

    How do you say “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch”?

    It’s the closing on a radio show I listen to, Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor, and I’ve always found a lot of comfort in it. I’m moving to Korea in a month and I’d love to make a little wall hanging with the Korean translation.

    If I had to guess, I’d say “잘 치네고, 잘 일하고, 연락하다.

    Thank you!

    • It was quite close.

      “잘 치네고, 잘 일하고, 연락하다.
      > 잘 지내고, 일 잘하고, 연락해요.

  • i’m afnen from Tunisia .. i like your show you know Eoni i downloaded all your recordings on my phone and i listen to it every night !!
    well , i want to know how to say “i’m waiting for you” of course i want to say that to Korean Kpop Bands ! Kamsahamnida Eonni

  • hello everyone!
    i’m yasi from iran
    i want to know how to say “i miss you!”
    please how to say this in korea
    thanks so muschhhhhhhhhh!
    please learn to writing in korea!i’m can’t yet writing korean Hangeul

    • Satoko

      Hi, yasi.
      I miss you is in Korean 보고 싶어요(pogo sippo yo)

  • Satoko

     안녕하세요!저는 사토코라고합니다. 일본에 살고 있는 일본사람이여ㅣ요.
     그냥 메시지하고 싶어서 썼어요.오디오에서 Terris 선생님이 한국어에다가 일본어도 중국어도 배우고 싶다라고 하셨잖아요, 그 말을 듣고 아, 저도요! 라고 생각했어요. 저도 한국어 더 연습하고 잘 할 수 있으지면 좋겠어요. 그리고, 영어도 중국어도 배우고 싶다고..같은 꿈을 가지고 있는 거 알아서 기뻤어요.
    Terris 선생님은 한국어도 너무 잘 하시고 제 동경입니다!
    저도 최선을 다할 거여ㅣ요. 화이팅!

    그리고…TTMIK선생님들 항상 감사합니다!

    My 여ㅣ is always strange… I cannot type it properly.
    I don’t know what to do, sorry.

  • Miyoko

    Anyeong haseyo Eonni!

    I’m wondering how can I ask ‘what is my dream’ in hanggul/korean?’
    na kku-mi o-tto-ke?

  • Miyoko

    Anyeong haseyo Eonni!

    I’m wondering how can I ask ‘what is my dream’ in hanggul/korean?’

    I’m thinking, is it like this: (na kku-mi o-tto-ke?)

  • Miyoko

    nomu kamsahamnida!

  • mar

    i want to learn so fast ..

  • Nefissa Ben Abdessalem

    please how do we say never in korean??