How Do You Say This in Korean? (17 May 2013)

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Welcome to the 12th 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 each week 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 “Can I call you oppa?” and “Can I call you unnie?”  in Korean?
= 오빠라고 불러도 돼요? [o-ppa-ra-go bul-leo-do dwae-yo?]
언니라고 불러도 돼요? [eon-ni-ra-go bul-leo-do dwae-yo?]

How do you say “I miss my family.” and “I am not okay.” in Korean?
= 가족들이 보고 싶어요. [ga-jok-deu-ri bo-go si-peo-yo.]
안 괜찮아(요). [an gwaen-cha-na-(yo).]

How do you say “I don’t eat meat, fish and eggs. I am a vegetarian.” in Korean?
= 저는 고기, 생선, 계란 안 먹어요. 채식주의자예요.
[jeo-nuen go-gi, saeng-seon, gye-ran an meo-geo-yo. chae-sik-ju-ui-ja-ye-yo.]

How do you say “I am going to walk the dog.”in Korean?
= 개/강아지 산책시킬 거예요. [gae/gang-a-ji san-chaek-si-kil geo-ye-yo.]

How do you say “I can’t wait for the next episode.” in Korean?
= 다음 회/에피소드가 너무 기다려져요. [da-eum hoe/e-pi-so-deu-ga neo-mu gi-da-ryeo-jyeo-yo.]
다음 회/에피소드 빨리 보고/듣고 싶어요. [da-eum hoe/e-pi-so-deu ppal-li bo-go/deut-go si-peo-yo.]

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How Do You Say This in Korean? (17 May 2013)
  • Ana

    Thanks a lot! Awesome!
    정밀 감사합니다

    • tjungzi

      not 정밀, correct spelling is 정말.

  • Adina

    how to say “actually, i don’t like it” in korean.
    hope you answer my question
    thank you^^

    • 왕리카

      actually, i don’t like it = “실은 저 안좋아요.”

    • actually, i don’t like it
      > 사실은 (or 실은), 저 (그거) 안 좋아해요.

      Thanks for your comment. 🙂

  • Dan

    왕리카, why did you say just 실은 instead of 사실은? My Korean was learned long ago, so this might be yet another thing that has changed since I’ve been in practice.

  • Alice

    안녕하세요! Thank you for the helpful lesson! I was wondering if you could explain the meaning of the -는 듯 ending in a future lesson; I’ve been seeing it in a lot of places, but can’t really figure out how to use it! Again, thank you so much for all you do! TTMIK 최고요!~

  • chiva

    안녕하세요, 친절한선생님들 제가 오랜동안 이단어 가 ” 이나 ” 많이 궁금하고 어떻게사용하는지 잘모르겠습니다. 친절한선생님들 좀 설명해주세요. 미리 너무감사합니다.

  • Norlida

    저는 질문 하나 있어요.
    ‘가족들이 보고 싶어요’하고 ‘가족들을 보고 싶어요’ 뜻이 어떻게 달라요?


    • There is a topic marking particle to the former sentence and object marking particle to the latter sentence.

      Actually 가족들이 보고 싶어요 is not natural. It sounds like that the family wants to see you. The correct sentence will be 가족들이 보고 싶어해요.

      가족들을 보고 싶어요 is correct sentence and natural. It means that (I) miss (my) family.

  • Jewel

    So would “뭐 불러도 돼요?” mean “What do/can I call you?”?
    If not, how would I ask what to call someone in terms of title names?

  • I dont undrestand korean!please help me.send the answer to me website:
    I want to speak korean.I love it
    help me
    Im waiting for you.
    or send an email

  • Actually, vegetarians eat eggs ^^ (but vegans don’t).

  • Sergey Poczewski

    Hi Guys! I recognise you! Maybe you remember us. We came to the opening of your café in HongDae.

  • Sergey Poczewski

    I studied with Keoni from Hawai at 고대