Level 6 Lesson 13 / Word Builder 10


안녕하세요! Welcome to the 9th installment in the Word Builder series.  In the Word Builder lessons, we introduce letters and words that work as building blocks of the Korean vocabulary. They are not necessarily all Hanja words based on Chinese characters, but many of them are. In this World Builder lesson, we will be looking at the word 과 [gwa]. We hope you enjoy the lesson!

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Level 6 Lesson 13 / Word Builder 10
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  • nice but I don’t know what’s the spelling of it 🙂 I just know the gwa :)))))) and the others too but not all.

  • 나디아

    감사해요~ 흥미로운 단어를 많이 배웠으니까요 🙂
    “Word builder”이라는 레슨이 너무 좋지만 예문이 있었으면 좋겠어요. 예를 들어서 어떻게 “과민”을 사용해야 할지 잘 모르겠어요. 🙂

  • Z

    These lessons are awesome! I think learning those building blocks is essential for grasping the workings of the language better and somewhat demystifing the at times headache-inducing Sino-vocabulary. And I like them because they allow me to build upon my Japanese easily 😉

    • daniel

      That’s why learning Hanja is beneficial. These word builder lessons are nice but… there are just not enough of them here to have full grasp of the Sino-Korean roots.

  • These tuts are good…
    I’m glad to have TTMIK.

  • 감사합니다!
    그 Word Builder 레슨이 진짜 좋아요! 일주일 전에 제가 한자의 공부를 열심히 시작 했어요. 제가 일어 할수 있으니까 더 간단 하지만, 아직 강지 (漢字)를 잘 못 알아요. 그 레슨을 진짜 유용한 레슨 이에요! 또 감사합니다~

  • Samier

    Awesome word builder~

    This makes it easier to study vocabulary!

  • 집에 가기의 과정에 입니다. I’m in the process of going home.

    Is that correct??

  • Cece

    If you guys can make sample sentences for word builder parts , that would be awesome

  • Helen Hu

    That’s all Chinese words so it’s super easy for me to remember hahaha

  • Matt

    [1] 요즘에는 과음 하는 것 같아요. = He seems to be drinking too much these days.
    [2] 여행 가방 과대 포장이라고 말해요? 그럴 리가 없어요! = Are you telling me my suitcase is over-sized? That is not possible!
    [3] 회장님, 죄송합니다. 너무 빠바서 오는 간과 했습니다.= Sir, I’m sorry. I am so busy I didn’t see you come in.

    레슨 감사합니다

  • 야씬

    벌써 많이 먹었는데 아직도 왜 과식하나요? (You already ate alot, why are you still overeating?)

    한국의 시민은 항상 과로해요. (Korean citizens are always overworking.)

    매일 공부했다고 말했어요. 그래도 과신하지 마세요. (You said you studied everyday, but still, don’t be overconfident.)

  • 안톤

    지금 퇴근시간 이에요. 좀 일 할수 있는데 과로 하지마세요. Right now is leaving time, you can work a little bit more but don’t overwork too much.
    화장 너무 과소비 했어서 그만해요. 지금 괜잖아요. You just overused the make up too much so just stop. You look fine right now.
    걱정하지마세요 엄마. 제가 과음하면, 아작도 친구들 있어요. 못마셔서 저랑 집에서 탈거 도와주세요. Don’t worry mom, If I drink too much I still have my friends with me, they cannot drink a lot so they will help me driving me home.

  • Imogen Eve Blair

    1) 과식하고 과음하는 것은 건강에 좋지 않아요.
    2) 과속은 위험해요.
    3) 저는 그가 그 시험을 통과할 것이라고 확신합니다.
    4) 왜 과민반응해요?
    5) 과로하지 마세요.
    6) 저는 과대 후드티들를 정말 좋아해요.
    7) 뭐 과정이에요?
    8) 제 언이가 항상 화장품을 과소비해요.
    9) 그 남자는 너무 과신이 있어요.

  • Yuki

    과음은 몸에 해롭이에요 그리고 술을 마시면 운전하지 마세요
    저는 어렸을 때 과민이었어서 전 많이 울곤 했어요