Level 4 Lesson 6 / Word builder 3 / 동(動)


Welcome to another lesson 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.

Hope you enjoy this lesson, and we are looking at the word “동” [dong] in this lesson.


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Level 4 Lesson 6 / Word builder 3 / 동(動)
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  • 감사합니다

  • 야신

    유튜브에서 재미있는 동영상을 봤어요. (I saw a funny/interesting video on YouTube).

    내일 친구랑 어려운 운동을 할 거예요. (I’m going to have a hard exercise with my friend tomorrow).

  • taebongsoft

    My Android app “Korean 한자어 Vocabulary Builder”, takes exactly this approach – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=taebongsoft.hanjaobuilder. It’s not a commercial thing, just a simple little android app but I hope some will find it helpful.

  • McKenzie Rodwell

    저는 운동 더 필요해요, 그래서 머물러 날씬할 수 있요. I need to exercise more, so i can stay slim/skinny.

    please correct me if i’m wrong.

  • George Philips

    감사합니다, 이번에 동에 대해서 설명을 잘 했어요, 공부 잘하고 가요!

  • Karen Biakon

    저는 수작/수타 비누 해요.

  • Ha Lam

    It’s interesting that I found some more similar words between Vietnam and Korea such as
    운동= chuyển động
    활동= hoạt động
    행동= hành động
    동물~ động vật
    정말 제미 있어요!

    • mldngn

      맞아 맞아!! nên nhớ mấy từ này cũng khá dễ, hễn deso luôn

  • ryebun17

    1. 시월에서 가족하고 행진 할 거예요.
    2. 내일은 학교에서 활동 할 거에요. 재미 없을 거죠.
    3. 정국 씨의 행동이 진짜 잘 못 해요.
    4. 제 방에서 동영상 같이 볼 까요?

    1. In october we are going on a march with the family.
    2. As for tomorrow, we are doing an activity in school. It’s not going to be fun.
    3. 정국’s behavior is really bad.
    4. Shall we watch a video in my room together?

    Please correct me if I’m wrong:)

  • Dae

    1. 그 사람의 행동이 좋아하지 않아요. – I dont like that person’s behavior
    2. 아들 핸드펀 어떻게 작동해? – Son, how do you operate the phone?
    3. 오모 동작하지 않아. 죽하는 것을 같아. – Oh my, its not moving. I think its dead.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • Yuki

    난 한국어를 연습하러 방탄의 동영상을 많은 봐요 (I see a lot of BTS’ videos to practice Korean)
    다 동물은 사랑해요 (I love animals)
    운동하면 건강에 좋아요 (Exercise is good for -your- health)
    이 휴대폰은 신품이지만 왜 작동하지 않는가? (This cell phone is new but why is not working?)
    제 sns를 다 연동했습니다 (All my sns are linked)

    제가 만약 실수를 했는지 알려 주세요 🙂

    • RapMonster Venezuela

      헐~저도 방탄 영상을 많이 봐용~ 그렇게 하면 한국어공부는 젤 지미있는 것 같아요

    • Yuki

      맞아요 방탄이랑 공부하면 훨씬 더 재미있어요. 방탄이 많은 내용을 가지고 있어서 더 좋은 것 같아요 ^^

    • RapMonster Venezuela

      맞아용~ 요즘 달방을 많이 보고 있거든요. 모른게 많지만 계속 노력하겠습니다~ 우리 아미도 화이팅! 투표도 화이팅 히힣

    • Yuki

      네 당연하죠, 아미 캍이 계속 투표합시다. . . 그나저나 ‘달방’이 뭐예요?

    • RapMonster Venezuela

      ‘달방’: 달려라방탄. 한국인들이 그렇게 이라고 합니다.

  • 조슈아

    그녀 이것 활동을 싫어요.
    She doesn’t like this activity.

    기사님 저랑 운동할래?
    Taxi Driver, would you like to exercise with me?

    당신은 동물 같아요.
    You look like an animal.

  • Mark Anthony Sotillo

    안녕 하세요 선생님. With regards to the word 동물, you maybe refering to animate things or living things because it comprises both animals and plants. Is it right? I am getting confused. “)

    • It just means animals. dong means move. mul means things/objects. we don’t refer to plants as dong mul because we don’t really see them move.