How Do You Say This in Korean? (27 August 2013)

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Welcome to the 19th 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 “What did you do today?” in Korean?
= 오늘 뭐 했어요? [o-neul mwo hae-sseo-yo?]

How do you say “How can I help you?”in Korean?
= 무엇을 도와 드릴까요? [mu-eo-seul do-wa deu-ril-kka-yo?]

How do you say “Make a wish!” in Korean?
= 소원 빌어요! [so-won bi-reo-yo!]

How do you say “Welcome come to China.” in Korean?
= 중국에 오신 것을 환영합니다. [jung-gu-ge o-sin geo-seul hwa-nyeong-ham-ni-da.]

How do you say “To make a long story short..” in Korean?
= 한 마디로 말해서 [han ma-di-ro ma-rae-seo]

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How Do You Say This in Korean? (27 August 2013)
  • Thanks for these sentences :). It would be awesome if you added some link to download the audio of each sentence to use in anki for example.

  • Jessica Lombardo

    ahhh i Love this series!! thanks so much!!!

  • Angelo

    안녕하세요!! 경화 선셍님, 저 는 안젤로 라고 헤요..저 는 칠문이. 있어요..
    Hi im angelo.. Im from Philippines but im working here in korea.. I just recently listened to you series. I started to listen fro your August episode then after finding out that this is very interesting series, i cant help myself to listen until the very first episode which is your video with hyojin seonsengnim.. Anyway I want to know how to say this in korean..
    “I want to make a room reservation for 5days”..
    Actually i also want to know restaurant reservation and even for train tickets too.. If its too much question, then my first question will do.. Tnx..

  • Angelo

    I forgot to mention.. Terris seonsengnim thank you too.. Your so funny.. I enjoy the conversation between you and Teacher 경화 You two are..손발이 맞아요.. tnx again.. Im looking forward to your answer to my question..

  • haya

    First, I want to say Kyunghwa and Terris you guys are a great!!! You help me a lot in learning Korean…well all of TTMIK staffs are great persons!!!
    I want to know how to say “Stop! Don’t talk about it again” and “That’s creepy!”
    Thank you Kyunghwa and Terris!!!! Hwaiting!!!!

    • Soo

      그만해! 다시 그 말 하지마 (gumanhae! dashi geu mal hajima) is how you would say “Stop! Don’t talk about it again” in 반말 (informal speech). If you wanna say it using 존댓말 (formal speech), you would say 그만해요! 제발 다시 그 말 하지마세요 (gumanhaeyo! jebal dashi geu mal hajimaseyo)

  • krishna

    안녕하세요 경 화 선생님! 크리슈나 입니다. 필리핀 사람 입니다..:)

    Thank you very much for another awesome series of HDSTK… You too are such good teachers! Thanks for your time again!

    May I ask if there is an equivalent word for the English expression “Ouch!” in K orean? and also please help me how to say “I can only speak a little korean but i want to get better, will you please teach me?”

    대단히 감사합니다!^_^

  • Soo

    If I want to say ‘your smile’ then can I just say 니 미소 or do i have to say 너의 미소? I don’t actually want to use it in a sentence; it’s for my tumblr url. 너의(neoui) looks weird romanized but I’m not sure if 니 (ni) would be correct.

  • Robin

    Hi Kyunghwa and Terris,
    thank you very much for all your efforts. I really enjoy this wonderful show and all the other nice things on TTMIK!

    I would like to know what to say when I either made a mistake or did something has unexpected negative consequences and I wannna express that I didn’t wanted or intended that to happen.
    What means “Sorry, I didn’t do this on purpose” in Korean?

    정말 감사합니다!

    • 심심이

      Sorry, I didn’t do this on purpose

      [polite expressions]
      1. 죄송합니다. 저는 고의로 그런 게 아니었습니다.
      2. 미안해요. 제가 일부러 그런 게 아니에요.

      [informal expressions]
      1. 미안해. 난 고의로 그런 게 아니었어.
      2. 미안해. 난 일부러 그런 게 아니었어.

  • Hi guys I have been listing to this series from a years ago I am from Egypt and my sister is just gratuated so I want to say to her congratilation you are gratuated . Thanks