K-Word Showdown: Differences between similar Korean words

We are very happy to introduce K-Word Showdown to you all! It is our brand-new audio program that is designed to help you understand the subtle yet important differences between similar or related Korean words and expressions. We have received a lot of questions about the differences between word pairs like 지금/이제, 그립다/보고 싶다, 지루해요/심심해요, and 피곤해요/힘들어요. So we have compiled 30 such pairs of words that can be used incorrectly if you do not fully understand the differences.

This audio program consists of three audio tracks and an accompanying e-book:

Listen to a 1-minute sample audio track here:

The audio program is available for $7.99 and you can choose between getting either the PDF e-book or the mobile-friendly e-Pub version.

Audio Track #1 (35 minutes)

– 잠시만요 vs. 잠깐만요
– 지금 vs. 이제
– 그리워요 vs. 보고 싶어요
– 지루해요 vs. 심심해요
– 피곤해요 vs. 힘들어요
– 정말 vs. 진짜
– 벌써 vs. 이미
– 감사합니다 vs. 고맙습니다
– 뿐이다 vs. 밖에 없다
– 어떻게 vs. 어떡해

Audio Track #2 (41 minutes)

– 선생님 vs. 스승님
– 장난 vs. 농담
– 바로 vs. 당장
– 일찍 vs. 빨리
– 신기해요 vs. 재미있어요
– 어렸을 때 vs. 젊었을 때
– 함께 vs. 같이
– 섭섭하다 vs. 서운하다
– 아쉽다 vs. 아깝다
– 아주 vs. 너무

Audio Track #3 (38 minutes)

– 자동차 vs. 자가용
– 집 vs. 주택
– 아빠 vs. 아버지 (엄마 vs. 어머니)
– 아버지 vs. 아버님 (어머니 vs. 어머님)
– 뛰다 vs. 달리다
– 가슴 vs. 마음
– 수업 vs. 강의 vs. 레슨
– 아기 vs. 아가
– 상사 vs. 사장님
– 수영하다 vs. 헤엄치다

E-Book available in both PDF & e-Pub format (35 pages)

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Get the audio program here

We will continue answering your questions on Twitter but if you want to study more in detail about these differences and also study on the go using the audio program, please visit our store page for this program : ) If you have any questions, please feel free to us ask us in the comments! 감사합니다!

K-Word Showdown: Differences between similar Korean words