How Do You Say This in Korean? (16 June 2013)

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Welcome to the 14th 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 “Let me know.” in Korean?
= (polite) 알려 주세요. [al-lyeo ju-se-yo.] / (casual) 알려 줘. [al-lyeo jwo.]

How do you say “Never mind.” in Korean?
= 아니에요. / 아무것도 아니에요.
[a-ni-e-yo.] / [a-mu-geot-do a-ni-e-yo.]

How do you say “He is out of town.” and “He is not in the office.” in Korean?
= 지금 (__any city name__)에 안 계세요. [ji-geum (__any city name__)e an gye-se-yo.]
지금 사무실에 안 계세요. [ji-geum sa-mu-si-re an gye-se-yo.]

How do you say “My job is my first priority.” in Korean?
= 일이 최우선이에요. / 저는 일을 최우선으로 생각해요.
[i-ri choe-u-seo-ni-e-yo.] / [jeo-neun i-reul choe-u-seo-neu-ro saeng-ga-kae-yo.]

How do you say “Just because!!!” in Korean?
= 그냥!!! [geu-nyang!!!]

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How Do You Say This in Korean? (16 June 2013)
  • sudabeh

    hello ,how do you say it in korean: ” I am angry”
    please say this in formal and causual… 🙂

    • Sara

      I think it’s 화기예요. 화기 means angry and 이다 means is/am. So I guess you could also say 저는 화기예요. if you wanted to emphasize that you in particular are angry. 맞아요?

    • Carmen

      화가 났어요. I’m angry (somewhat informal)
      화가 났어 (informal) I’m angry or Are you angry?
      화가 나셨어요? Are you angry? (formal)

      Do not say 화기예요. It means ‘_____ is anger’.

    • sudabeh

      thank you so much friends … 🙂

  • Ronald jafarin

    HOW can i learn in korea ? its hard ..:(

    • Just keep practicing and be sure to use all the resources available to you. It’s always hard at first, but when you’re first learning the language it’s the most fun because that’s when you see the fastest progress. You just have to stick with it during the rough start.

  • Chantal

    Hi Hi! ^^ I can ask, right? How would I express something being extreme or alot? Like, “I am extremely sad” or “There is so much work to do!” Is there something else that can express more than 진짜?

    • Well, you can also use “정말” or “너무”.

  • what does it mean by
    : nado mameul saranghaeyo???

    • hanan

      i love the heart too ?? lol its strange if you can write it in korean alphabets it will be easier to translate it

  • Helin

    Hi 🙂
    I have a question:
    What is the difference between yeobo-seyo and nugu-seyo?
    And what do koreans really say when they answer the phone?
    Thanks a lot 🙂

    • Normally Korean will say “여보세요” when they get the phone. 🙂

  • Naafi

    Hi! Btw, i still confused about the difference between 감사함니다/고마워/고맙타/고맙슴니다? Thank you 🙂

    • ㅎㅎ They are all the same. In order of politeness, it would be: 감사합니다, 고맙습니다, 고마워, 고맙다.^^

  • Camille

    Thanks for the lesson! It helps a lot~
    I have a question! Why do we say “please don’t put onions in it”
    For example when we order a stew in a restaurant.
    Because I’m a picky eater and there are a lot of thing that I don’t eat 😀
    Thank you!

  • sudabeh

    감사함니다 and 고맙슴니다 are similar and when you talk to your boss or teacher you use it but when you talk to your friend say 고마워 because it is friendly .you must listen to level 1

  • shane

    i really love it…I just found this site…how can i write I really love it in korean.
    I just know really is chin cha and love is I right please correct me.

  • orly

    How to say in Korean I’m still in high school?

    • I’m still in high school. = 저는 아직 고등학교에 있어요.

  • Heneh

    I love this site
    ….. I learn a lot . GOMAWO

    • You’re welcome. Please visit us often and learn Korean more.

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  • Crystal

    How do u say just that i miss everything there in korean? And how do u say i might travel to korea next year but only if i do well in my examination in korean?