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.)